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From the mountains to the seas, the River Dee runs through the veins of Royal Deeside.

From the mountains to the seas, the River Dee runs through the veins of Royal Deeside.


The River Dee is one of the country’s most precious rivers. It is famed worldwide for its iconic salmon, and supports a wealth of wildlife - from kingfishers to otters.

Although we may not think of it as our personal responsibility, it impacts on our everyday life, through visitor attractions, job creation, and sporting activities, to the water that comes out of the tap. It is a source of inspiration to the creative arts and a natural and precious resource for all.

But your river is under threat.

Rising temperatures are endangering this natural treasure. Our wild salmon are already in crisis. Other species such as our precious freshwater pearl mussels could face local extinction. We must act now.

We need your help.

Your valuable support will be used to deliver the important work of the River Dee Trust on the river and throughout the catchment.

The river needs to be resilient in these changing times, we need to understand what is happening so that we can offer the most effective restoration practices, protect our biodiversity from human consequences and share our passion with the custodians of the future.


Living River Festival

February 03, 2020

The River Dee Trust, organised the first festival to celebrate all aspects of the River Dee on Saturday. We were delighted it was such a success after hundreds of people took part in a range of events.

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A Million Trees to Save Our Salmon

January 30, 2020

The River Dee Trust has announced plans to plant a million native trees in one of the biggest nature restoration projects in the Cairngorms. The project will recreate areas of landscape that have been lost for 2000 years.

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