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.

Our hard working woodlands!

In the last article of the year from the Dee Catchment Partnership, as Christmas trees go up across Deeside, we spare a thought for the trees throughout the catchment, an...Learn more »

BioBlitz event reveals thriving biodiversity at Countesswells

In our latest monthly article from the Dee Catchment Partnership, we hear about a recent collaboration with the North East Scotland Biodiversity Partnership, which took t...Learn more »

Our next events

River Dee Open Day

Friday the 1st of February 2019.

Marks the first official day of the year to cast a fishing line (under permit). Banchory Lodge Hotel.

Aberdeenshire Local Outdoor Access Forum

Meeting on the 4th February 2019, Thainstone Centre, Inverurie.

SNIFFER Conference

5th & 6th February 2019, University of Strathclyde Technology & Innovation Centre.