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.

Fishing season opens in 'International year of the Salmon'.

This month we hear about how the organisations within the Partnership are working to protect an important local species, in 2019, the International Year of the Salmon. ...Learn more »

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 »

Our next events

Green Family Fun Day

Climate Week North East, Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen from 11-3

Join us to learn more about why water is so important in our city? What can we do to reduce flooding and attract more wildlife?

Biodiversity Conference

James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, 25th March, 10-3.30

Biodiversity in their hands; a celebration of young people. Conference and awards ceremony, organised by the NE Biodiversity Partnership


Kintore Arms Hotel, Inverurie, 27th March, 10-3

The NE Non-Native Invasive Species project welcomes you for their second forum meeting. Join us for plenty of interesting talks, workshops and presentations.