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Johnshaven is a fishing village located approximately 30 miles south of Aberdeen and 10 miles north of Montrose on the North Sea Coast in Kincardineshire.

This charming village, which has a population of approximately 650, has a superb coastal location which offers some spectacular sea views. The village is popular with commuters who work in the surrounding areas as it’s conveniently located just off the A92 motorway which links Fife and Stonehaven.


625 people

Distance from Aberdeen

35 miles


Regular bus service from Aberdeen


Primary School

  • Johnshaven Primary School
  • Lathallan School

Secondary Schools

  • Mackie Academy, Stonehaven
  • Lathallan School
Additional information

Average cost of a three-bedroom home: £232,500

Average Floor area of three bedroom home: 114m2 / 1222ft2

Derived from Quarter Four 2021 property sales in the area.

Things to do in Johnshaven

Surrounded by the beautiful nature of the area, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the outdoors, with an abundance of well-established heritage trails, scenic walking routes and Blue Flag beaches in the area. There are also five golf courses nearby, including Auchenblae Golf Course, Edzell Golf Club and Montrose Golf Links, as well as a number of famous castles only a short distance away.

The village is well served with amenities, including a pub, hotel, post office and local shops.


Schools in Johnshaven

The village has its own primary school, Johnshaven School, which has around 34 pupils. The school later feeds into Mackie Academy in Stonehaven, a large secondary school located approximately 15 miles from Johnshaven. There is however a bus service operated to and from school for children who live three or more miles from school but are still within the catchment

History of Johnshaven

Rich in history, Johnshaven dates back to the early medieval period, with its current layout around the harbour dating back to the middle of the sixteenth century. Johnshaven was one of Scotland’s largest and most important fishing towns in the 18th century. Rebuilt in the 19th century, Johnshaven Harbour is now a listed site. Benholm and Johnshaven heritage Museum, which overlooks the harbour, celebrates the area’s history.

As with other east coast fishing communities, Johnshaven saw a decline in the fishing industry during the later half of the 20th century. However, Johnshaven harbour continues to operate today, with a number of commercial boats mooring there regularly. The area is known for its high-quality lobster, crab and shellfish, which are exported all over the world.

Johnshaven retains its unique fishing village character, and during the first two weeks in August, the village is home to Johnshaven Fish Festival which celebrates the area’s history and its prominence in the maritime industry. The yearly event draws thousands of visitors to the area and helps raise funds for the local Montrose Lifeboat facilities.

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