Working in partnership to protect, enhance and support the River Dee

The catchment of the River Dee and its 17 major tributaries covers over 2000 km2 of north-east Scotland.  These watercourses flow from the Cairngorm mountains through a rich and varied landscape of moorland, woodlands, and farmland to enter the sea at the busy port of Aberdeen harbour. They provide habitats for a wide range of wildlife, including rare and threatened species, link the towns and villages of Deeside and underpin the rural economy of the area. The Dee Catchment Partnership has been working for over 14 years to protect, enhance and restore the waters of the Dee catchment through the implementation of its catchment management plan. In this website you can read about our work, download publications and links to information about the river, and find out how you can look after the River Dee.

 

Work to tackle pink salmon in the Dee

In 2017 pink 'humpback' salmon appeared in around 20 Scottish rivers including the River Dee. This is the first year that pink salmon have been seen in numbers in...Learn more »

Leading pioneer of the eco-art movement Newton Harrison visits the Dee

Internationally acclaimed artist Newton Harrison visited the Dee and Don in August to open an ecological arts project for the twin catchment areas. Woodend Barn invite...Learn more »

Our next event

The Dee Catchment Partnership will be running site visits as part of the BEGIN project conference (18-19 Oct 2017). This Interreg project involves 10 EU cities joining forces to share knowledge and experience on the design and implementation of Blue-Green Infrastructure http://northsearegion.eu/begin/

 

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  • E: info@theriverdee.org