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.

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 »

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 »

Our next events

Royal Highland Show

Join us at this years Royal Highland Show from the 21st of June - 24th of June at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh, EH28 8NB.

You can find us at the James Hutton Research Institutes stand number: 213, Avenue Q. We will be armed with our flooding catchment models, discussing how we can all manage the land better to reduce flood risk. 

We will be there from 8am - 6pm each day, finishing at 5pm on Sunday.






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