Many of Scotland’s villages, cities and towns were built next to rivers and burns. They have been important sources of local water for household use, transportation links and to help provide irrigation for crops and drinking water for farm animals.
Many businesses and industries have developed as a result of local water supply; a good example is the whisky industry that relies on pure clear water for the production of the “dram”.
- How important is the local river and its tributaries to your community?
- Is it as important today as it has been in the past?
- What can your community do to help protect and improve your local river or burn?.
Local projects within the River Dee catchment include:
Tarland Community Wetland
The Tarland Development Group created a community wetland in the village of Tarland that is used as an educational resource for local schools.
The children of Tarland Primary School created a painted mural depicting the ‘River Dee – Source to Sea’ in the grounds of their school.
The Arnhall Moss Management Group are improving the Local Nature Reserve at Arnhall Moss. To date they have installed a number of Interpretive Boards explaining how the Moss developed and the associated wildlife.
This month we hear about how one of the Dee’s tributaries is being given a helping hand from a number of organisations within the partnership in a bid to restore it...Learn more »
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 »
- 22 Apr 2019 A helping hand for the River Gairn
- 25 Feb 2019 Fishing season opens in 'International year of the Salmon'.
- 07 Jan 2019 Our hard working woodlands!
- 19 Nov 2018 BioBlitz event reveals thriving biodiversity at Countesswells
- 29 Oct 2018 Reflections from the edge of the National Park
- 16 Aug 2018 Blue-green spaces to help reduce flooding in Aberdeen
- 19 Jul 2018 Banks of the Dee hold hidden treasures
- 25 Jun 2018 Royal Highland Show
- 19 Jun 2018 Flooding models are a big hit
- 14 Jun 2018 River Dee highlighted in local wildlife film