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.

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 »

Reflections from the edge of the National Park

In the fifth of our monthly articles from the Dee Catchment Partnership, we hear about the Partnership Chair’s three-week adventure undertaking a fundraising walk a...Learn more »

Our next events

Aberdeenshire Local Outdoor Access Forum Meeting

4th February 2019, Thainstone Centre, Inverurie

SNIFFER Conference

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