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 take part in looking after the River Dee.
The Dee Catchment Partnership has been working for over 10 years to protect and improve the waters of the River Dee catchment. Our work covers the River Dee, its tributary burns, lochs and wetlands, as well as water-related habitats and species.
Discover the Dee
Discover the Dee - fact, figures and photos
What you can do
We can all do something to improve the quality of water in our rivers. The easiest of all is to conserve water by not leaving taps running unnecessarily or by ensuring that we are careful what we put down the drain.
Current Dee Partnership projects
Documents published by DCP and our partners
We are delighted to announce the launch and distribution of our new 'Enjoy the Dee' leaflet The leaflet supplies you ...Learn more »
On the 29th of March, we ran a successful workshop for farmers and land managers on Natural Flood Management. Over 40 people joined us to learn about techniques that work...Learn more »