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.

Blue-green spaces to help reduce flooding in Aberdeen - Piper Article 4, 2018

In the fourth of our monthly articles from the Dee Catchment Partnership, we hear about how they have been working with Aberdeen City Council as part of an international ...Learn more »

Banks of the Dee hold hidden treasures - Piper Article 3, 2018

This month we hear about the importance of the grasslands on the banks of the Dee, and the hidden treasures they hold, from rare wildflowers to brightly coloured insects....Learn more »

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