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.

Royal Highland Show

We enjoyed attending the Royal Highland Show this year, hosted by the James Hutton Institute. Our flooding models attracted alot of attention from politicians, agencies a...Learn more »

Flooding models are a big hit

Our new catchment models have been busy at events throughout the Deeside this year. From the May Festival at Aberdeen University to the Cairngorms Nature BIG Weekend in ...Learn more »

Our next events

The Turriff Show

Join us at the 154th Annual Show to be held on Sunday 5th and Monday 6th August 2018 at the Haughs, Turriff, AB53 4EF.

We will be based in the Forestry Commissions marquee, who in the year of young people, will be promoting how you can get involved, discussing career opportunities and what the future might hold.

We will have our flooding models on hand to see the effects that tree planting, river re-meandering and building field bunds, could have on reducing flood risk locally.

Please visit the Turriff Show website for further informaiton.

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