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.
In 2017 pink 'humpback' salmon appeared in around 20 Scottish rivers including the River Dee. This is the first year that pink salmon have been seen in numbers in...Learn more »
Internationally acclaimed artist Newton Harrison visited the Dee and Don in August to open an ecological arts project for the twin catchment areas. Woodend Barn invite...Learn more »
- 12 Sep 2017 Work to tackle pink salmon in the Dee
- 28 Aug 2017 Leading pioneer of the eco-art movement Newton Harrison visits the Dee
- 19 Apr 2017 'Enjoy the Dee' Leaflet launched.
- 29 Mar 2017 Natural Flood Management Workshop for farmers and land managers
- 17 Mar 2017 Flooding showcase at Fernielea primary school
- 09 Mar 2017 Natural Flood Management meeting for land managers
- 19 Jan 2017 Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS) in Aberdeen City
- 24 Nov 2016 Eurasian Beaver allowed to stay
- 23 Nov 2016 Cleaning up the banks at Potarch
- 09 Nov 2016 SuDS engagement at Fernielea School