East Haven - Coastal Village in Bloom 2015
We are out litter picking every day and tackle littering of all types. We have signed the pledge to 'Clean up Angus' and 'Clean up Scotland'.
Amazing Hugh Scott, who, despite serious ill health has worked tirelessly to restore our boats. Here he is in all that cold weather earlier this year sanding down the dinghy ready for painting.
Digitalis Parviflora’ Milk Chocolate’ (tall flowers at front). White spires behind are Verbascum chiaxii ‘Album’
Celebrating the completion of our cairn and new interpretation board to mark the 20th anniversary of National Cycle Route 1.
Our cairn is also the home of Mary's Meals. provided by East Haven resident Morag Tindall. Free refreshments for visitors everyday between April and September. Donations are accepted for Mary's Meals.
We participated in a project called Prevent and Pick up 3. This involved training and talking to members of the public about littering.
We leased another disused site and found that it had been used for fly tipping. When we had strimmed it and gained access to the rear we found, builders rubble, asbestos, bathroom fittings and tons of general rubbish
The East Haven Maquette. We discovered it buried beneath rubble when clearing the site. Tom Walker, an artist now living in Spain came forward to tell us how and why he created it around 50 years ago.
We uplifted 40 free flag stones and brought them back from St Andrews in a horse box. We landscaped the area ourselves and laid paths and garden areas.
After spending 6 months clearing the site, Catchment Tay donated this beautiful potting shed. We worked night and day over 4 months to create what has become known as 'The Bothy'. A fisherman's garden, our potting shed and a wild life garden.
We produced our own walking and cycling leaflet highlighting the hidden treasures in and around East Haven.
This gallery of photographs is a celebration of our journey towards Beautiful Scotland's Coastal Village in Bloom 2015. Our achievements would not have been possible without the encouragement and support of the wider community, Angus Council, and our many supporters. We have worked in partnership with a number of supportive organisations throughout the year such as SNH, Catchment Tay Ltd and the Tayside Biodiversity Forum. We are very grateful for financial support from, Catchment Tay Ltd, The Tesco Carrier bag scheme administered through Beautiful Scotland, Dobbies Garden Centre, Sustrans and the huge generosity of many individuals.