Dee or Tweed?
How well do you know your big Salmon Rivers?
Can you answer the six questions below? We ran this activity at the Royal Highland Show this year and got some interesting guesses!
How many stickers would you have got?
- The Tweed is the longest at river at 97 miles, the Dee is 88 miles.
- The Dee has the highest source at 1309m on the Braeriach plateau, the Tweed being lower in the Lowther hills
- The Tweed has the biggest area at 5000km2 versus the Dee's 2108km2.
- Rumour has it that the heaviest fish caught on the Tweed was 57.5 lbs and the Dee was 57
- The Tweed flows through both Scotland and England.
- The Dee is home to the Freshwater Pearl Mussel, which can live to over 100 years old!
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 »
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- 23 May 2019 Scouts get spraying to stop pollution
- 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