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.
We are holding a meeting for land managers to discuss natural flood management techniques on 29th March, 12.30pm, at Belwade Farm (Aboyne). Experts in using these techniq...Learn more »