The Den of Maidencraig Local Nature Reserve is being enhanced with a safe route to school pathway, flood alleviation scheme and future site upgrades. The new housing development by Bancon Homes is funding the pathway linking the new housing development with the Hazelhead walking routes. Aberdeen City Council are upgrading the water holding capacity of the Wetland, by installing a series of bunds and culverts, alongside a cascading weir to secure the steep gully walls.

An initial information session is open to anyone, taking place on the:

  • 17th of January at Fernielea Primary School from 15.00 - 17.30 

  • 18th of January at Hazelhead Academy from 18.30-20.30

- To take advantage of funding available, phase one works will start on-site in february 2018. 

- A second phase of consultations will take place in spring to allow for input into what you would like to see here? There is scope to add an information viewpoint, pond dipping platforms, benches, sculptures, plants to attract wildlife...It really is up to you! We would love to hear what you think.

The Dee Catchment Partnership is providing outreach support to this scheme as part of the BEGIN Project. Any inquiries can be emailed to beginproject@aberdeencity.gov.uk


  • c/o James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen AB15 8QH
  • T: 01224 395141
  • E: info@theriverdee.org