News & Events


          Event Details Location
10th-  12th May Cairngorms Nature Big Weekend A vast array of events and activities celebrating the wonderfully nature found within the Cairngorms National Park. Throughout the Cairngorms
27th March NENNIS Forum Annual meeting of the North East Non-Native Invasive Species Project. TBC
14th Feb Biodiversity Partnership meeting Bi-Annual North East Scotland Biodiversity Partnership meeting.  James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen.
5th-6th Feb SNIFFER Conference Annual 'Flood Risk Management Conference'.  Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
4th Feb ALOAF Meeting Quarterly meeting of the Aberdeenshire Local Outdoor Access Forum.  Garioch Room, Thainstone, Inverurie.
1st Feb River Dee Opening Marking the opening of the River Dee to fishing for 2019.  Banchory Lodge Hotel


14th Nov Management Group Meeting MG55 14.00 - 16.30 James Hutton Institute
12th - 14th Oct Doric Cultural Festival Various venues and activities to be announced shortly. Organisers will be showcasing a 'Creative Scotland' funded video on migration. The River Dee, Fraserburgh harbour and Abernethy Nature Reserve all feature. Various
24th - 28th Sept Climate Week It's schools week! Pupils will be albe to guess which of our landscape models will flood first and discover why? Satrosphere, Aberdeen
24th Sept Aberdeen University talk Delivering a talk to 4th year 'Environmental Hydrology' students on integrated catchment management, climate change and blue-green infrastructure. University of Aberdeen
2nd Sept Countesswells Bioblitz Pond dipping fun! Cults Burn Park, Countesswells, Aberdeen, Ab15 8QD
5th & 6th Aug Turriff Show We will be joining the Forestry Commission and the Aberdeenshire Local Outdoor Access Forum (ALOAF) this year discussing ways to reduce flooding locally and accessing the countryside responsibly.

The Haughs, Queen's Road, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 4EF

21st - 24th of June Royal Highland Show Join us at stand 213, Avenue Q - to see our flooding models in action! Learn about why certain areas flood and things we can do at home, in the community and at school to help reduce flood risk. Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston, Edinburgh.
23rd & 27th of May May Festival Flooding sessions for schools and visitors. Have a shot of our landscape models and see which catchment floods first. Elphistone Hall, University of Aberdeen.
10th May Management Group Meeting MG54 14.00 - 16.30 JHI
12th May Cairngorms Nature Big Weekend A great day out for all of the family, celebrating nature in the Cairngorms National Park. Braemar, T.B.C.
27th Apr Tree Planting Event A volunteer tree planting event taking place along a stretch of the River Dee previously treated for Invasive Plants. Sainsburys, Garthdee, Aberdeen. 
24th Apr Friends of the Denburn AGM We will be guest speakers, discussing the Maidencraig Wetland and Flood Alleviation Scheme as part of the BEGIN Project Pet's Corner, Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen.
28th Mar Invasive Non-Native Species Forum NE Invasive Non-Native Species Project - Forum Meeting, 9.15 - 3.45 Kintore Arms, Inverurie

9th Mar

Tree Planting Event A chance for volunteers to plant trees along the Dee. More details to follow. Inverdee, Aberdeen
4th Mar Working with Catchment Partnerships

Presentation and field visit with Aberden University Students studying Environmental Partnership Management Msc.

Dee Catchment
5th - 6th Feb SNIFFER Conference We will be presenting on innovation and 'Bringing raingardens to schools'. Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre, Glasgow
1st Feb Opening of the fishing season By invitation. Banchory Lodge Hotel, Banchory
18th Jan Maidencraig Wetland Scheme Community Consultation Come along to Hazelhead Academy from 18.00 - 20.30, to discover more about the Maidencraig Wetland Scheme. Hazelhead Academy, Aberdeen
17th Jan Maidencraig Wetland Scheme Community Consultation Join us at Fernielea Primary School at 15.00 - 17.30, to find out more about the Maidencraig Wetland Scheme. Fernielea Primary, Aberdeen
23rd Nov Management Group Meeting MG53 13.30 - 15.30 JHI
31st Aug

Management Group Meeting MG52

13.30 - 15.30 JHI
30-31 July Turriff Show Discovery what the Dee Catchment Partnership has been working on. Turriff
7 Jul  Family Fun Day at the NNR Open to all, more information to follow

Muir of Dinnet

22-25 June Royal Highland Show

Come and learn about how we can manage the flow of water to reduce the chances of local flooding

Ingliston, Edinburgh
10-11 Jun Banchory River Festival Open to all, more information to follow Banchory
13 May  

Cairngorms Nature Festival 

'Big Nature Weekend'

River dipping for water bugs and beasties!

10.00 - 15.00 Drop in event

Glen Tanar
29 Mar Natural Flood Management Workshop

29/03/17 - 12.30 - 16.00

please contact for further information

Bellwade Farm, Aboyne
22 Mar Management Group Meeting MG51 22/03/17 Mar Lodge
10-12 Mar Mad March Science Festival - for more details Aboyne, Tarland, Logie Coldstone
1 Feb Opening of the Fishing Season By Invitation Banchory Lodge Hotel


7 Dec Management Group Meeting MG50 13.30-16.00 James Hutton Institute
29 Oct Tree Planting and BBQ 

To celebrate the success of the 'Pearls in Peril' project and to thank all the volunteers and workers who helped with the clean up after storm Frank

Invercauld Estate
6 Oct Salmon Hatchery Report Findings Public Meeting: Feedback from the appraisal report looking at the scope of introducting a Salmon Hatchery on the Dee Banchory Lodge Hotel
24 Aug Management Group Meeting MG49 10.00-12.30 James Hutton Institute
18 Feb Management Group Meeting MG48 10.15-13.00 James Hutton Institute
1 Feb Opening of the Fishing Season By Invitation, with special guest Dougie Vipont Banchory Lodge Hotel
10 Dec Management Group Meeting MG47 10.30-13.00 James Hutton Institute
24 Sept Management Group Meeting MG46 10.30-13.00 James Hutton Institute
23 Sept SCRA Day on the Dee Fully booked Meet at Crathes Castle
27 Aug Marr Area Partnership Ward Forum talk and discussion - how you can help the Dee Open to all, 6.45pm, booking: MacRobert Hall, Tarland 

26 Aug

Marr Area Partnership Ward Forum talk and discussion - how you can help the Dee Open to all, 6.45pm, booking: Finzean Hall
30 Jul Management Group Meeting MG45 09.00-14.00 James Hutton Institute
11 Jul Echt Show - activity stand  Open to all, 10am-4pm Echt
10 Jul Muir of Dinnet Fun Day - activity stand Open to all, 12noon-4pm Burn o' Vat visitor centre
23 Jun Management Group Meeting MG44 09.45-12.30 James Hutton Institute
13 Jun Banchory River Festival - information stand Open to all, 10am-4pm Banchory
12 Jun Banchory River Festival - riverbank litter pick Open to all (under 16s accompanied by an adult) Banchory golf course (Dee Street)
16 May Cairngorms Nature Festival - try fly fishing Open to all, 10am-12.30pm Ballater area
25 Apr Tarland Market - information stand Open to all, 10am-12noon MacRobert Hall, Tarland
7 Apr River of Fish Ceramic Fish Workshop - Yellow Fish activity Open to all, 10am-4pm Woodend Barn, Banchory
19 Mar Wildlife of the Dee Talk, as part of British Science Week Open to all, 7.30pm Zoology Building, Tillydrone Avenue, Aberdeen
5 Mar Management Group meeting MG43 1000 to 1300 JHI, Aberdeen
2 Feb Opening of the Dee fishing season By invitation Potarch
19-22 Jan Winterwatch BBC 2 Mar Lodge, Braemar
10 Dec Management Group meeting MG42 1000 to 1230 JHI, Aberdeen
11 Nov Dee Catchment Partnership Seminar Day 0930 to 1630 Douneside House, Tarland
28 Aug Management Group meeting MG41 1000 to 1230 CNPA office, Ballater
2 Aug Septic Tanks and Drain Care stand Open to all Aboyne Highland Games
14 Jun Banchory River Festival - Awareness raising stand Open to all Banchory
17 May Cairngorms Nature Festival - Awareness raising stand Open to all Muir of Dinnet NNR
1 Feb Opening of the Dee fishing season By invitation Potarch
Feb REFRESH workshop By invitation Dunecht
1 Feb Opening of the Dee fishing season By invitation Potarch
1 Dec DCP Stakeholder seminar,   James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen
9 Aug Launch of 'Think T.A.N.K!' campaign. Open to all Tarland Show
26 Nov Priority setting workshop for Dee CMP partners.   Douneside House, Tarland
21 Nov Launch of Dee Catchment Management Plan   Banchory Lodge Hotel