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.

Waste Not Want Not: Deer Legs in the Muick

This month we hear about an unusual trial to boost nutrient levels in one of the Dee’s upland tributaries. An unconventional experiment that aims to provide ...Learn more »

Scouts get spraying to stop pollution

Cub Scouts Tackle Water Pollution with Dee Catchment Campaign Residents of two Deeside villages may have spotted brightly coloured marine creatures appearing on th...Learn more »

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The Turriff Show

5th - 6th August 2019

Join us in the Forestry and Land Scotland Tent to learn about how to keep our rivers happy and healthy!