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.

Give and Gain Week

Give and Gain: Celebrating Responsible Business Week at Garthdee Conservation groups and businesses joined forces on the banks of the River Dee last week to mark R...Learn more »

INNS Forum launched

The 28th of March 2018, marked the launch of the North East Non-Native Invasive Species Forum. A project being led by Aberdeenshire Council and partnered by The River...Learn more »

Our next events

Cairngorms Nature Big Weekend

Saturday 12th May, 10.00-16.00

Slowing the flow - Managing flooding naturally

Learn about how nature can help to reduce the risk of flooding locally. Flick the rain shower switch and see if you can predict which of our model catchments will flood first. Discover how simple changes to the way we manage the land, can have big impacts for our favourite wildlife, landscapes and wellbeing.

FREE EVENT – No need to book – just drop in at the Braemar Highland Showground!  AB35 5YX





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