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Welcome to the River Dee
Restoring and conserving the lifeblood of the valley


Latest News

Trust Auction 2014
3 days left! - Auction access 

Latest DeeBrief Newsletter
Find out what we've been up to in the last 2 months. 25th Sep 2014. 

DDSFB Meeting of Qualified Proprietors
Thurs, 9th October 2014, 7pm at the Tor-na-Coille Hotel, Banchory. 18th Sept  2014

Beating Invasive Non-Natives on the Dee
Funding to tackle the spread of invasive non-native plants has been obtained. 17th Sept 2014

Fundraising Dinner at the Marcliffe Hotel
The Trust is holding a Fundraising Dinner on 2nd October at the Marcliffe Hotel. 12th Aug 2014

mel_lowres Mel Shand's original artwork used for the next Dee Dram; available in our auction 

New book reveals a portrait of the River Dee
Mel Shand's commemorative book is now available to buy, with profits supporting the Trust. 18th Aug 2014


Dee Brief Newsletter
July's newsletter available here. 23rd July 2014 

LATEST BLOG                                                  
Read our latest blog articles: Getting to Know the Dee Hands On 23rd Sept 2014 and Preparing the River Dee for Climate Change 1st Aug 2014
 

Read the latest Fishing Report 29th Sept 2014


Click here for live webcam of the Dee at Potarch

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 Blackcock watching on Balmoral Estate; available on our auction                    

Scotland Revealed:Moments-The Dee

 
River Dee News Summary

New Fish Pass on the River Cowie
A new fish pass has been installed on the River Cowie in Stonehaven after 14 years of fundraising by Stonehaven and District Angling Association. 7th August 2014 

Salmon stocking on the Dee?
The River Office's policy to explain why we do not stock salmon on the Dee. 12th Aug 2014 

Herbicide trials on Ranunculus take place
Trials took place yesterday to determine if herbicide is a safe method for controlling this aquatic invasive. 18th July 2014 

Bursary Awarded to the Next Generation of Ghillies
Now in its second year, the DDSFB bursary has been awarded to Craig McDonald who is a new Ghillie at Cambus O'May. 18th July 2014

The River Dee - A Natural Classroom
June is a busy month with schools keen to have a day out of the classroom before the school holidays and where better to visit than the banks of the River Dee. 4th July 2014

Wild Fisheries Review
The June bulletin for the Wild Fisheries Review available here. 4th Jul 2014 

Walking the Bounds for the River Dee Trust
This Sunday Chairman Richard Gledson and Parish Minister Ken MacKenzie will set out to walk around the boundary of the Parish of Braemar and Crathie. 6th June 2014 

Wild Fisheries Review
The May bulletin for the Wild Fisheries Review available here. 29th May 2014 

Scale sampling
The 2013 scale sampling report is available. 8th May 2014

DeeBrief Newsletter
The River Office's latest newsletter is now out. 30th Apr 2014 

Wild Fisheries Review
The April bulletin for the Wild Fisheries Review available here. 30th Apr 2014 

Annual Review 2013
The Dee DSFB and Trust's joint annual review is  out now. 24th Mar 2014 

DSFB Board meeting
Details for the next public DSFB Board meeting are available. 24th Mar 2014

River Dee Water Based Users Information Evening 29th April, Kingswells
Meeting to discuss River Dee Paddler Angler guidance and Loch of Skene for non-motorised waterpsorts (review of users experiences). 17th April 2014

New Guidance for the River Dee 
The Dee DSFB, the Scottish Canoe Association and Aberdeenshire Council have created new guidance for anglers and paddlers on the Dee. 17th Feb 2014

River Opening Ceremony
The Dee fishing season commenced with an official opening by Ross Brawn and Ballater's Pipe Band. 4th Feb 2014

The Trust visit to London
Find out about our reception at the Savile Club 14th Nov 2013

Come along and find out what we are doing
We are holding an informative drinks reception in London on Wed 6th Nov (6.30 - 8pm). We'd love to meet you here and this is not a fundraising event! 22nd Oct 2013

The Dee on TV: BBC 1
Filming of the Dee and of salmon spawning last year is due to be shown on TV next Wed (23rd Oct) in the BBC documentary The Great British Year (9pm). 17th Oct 2013

Dee Catchment Outreach Officer
Joanna has recently joined the Trust to deliver this role. Follow the link to find out what she is doing and if you can be involved. 16th Oct 2013

Vacancy with RAFTS
The Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland is currently recruiting for a new CEO. Closing date is 14th Oct. 8th Oct 2013 

Willie Wood
Willie Wood, a Dee angler of long experience sadly died last week. Willie, a very long standing member of The Garthdee Angling Association and The Aberdeen and District Angling Association who also spent many happy years fishing Glen Tanar and Dinnet from the 1960s onwards passed away on 20th September. Willie will be remembered for his enthusiasm and cheerful optimism. 25th Sep 2013

How are our fish stocks?
Our latest piece of work reviews the status of the Dee's salmon and sea trout populations. 15th Aug 2013

Mar Lodge Adventure Week
The Trust helped challenge 30 secondary school students who spent a week's residence in the Cairngorms National Park. 29th Jul 2013 

Job Vacancy
The Trust has a job vacancy for a Biologist and is now recruiting. See the job advert and job specification. 17th Jul 2013

Survey bulletins
Short reports on 2012 surveys are now available on obstructionstree plantinginvasive plant distribution and invasive plant treatment10th Jul 2013

June Newsletter
The latest newsletter from the Trust and Board is now available. 1st Jul 2013

Award for young anglers
The Callum Mackenzie cup has been launched this year for anglers under age 1810th June 2013

Job Vacancy
The Trust has a new vacancy for an Outreach Officer to deliver education and awareness raising of the river and its issues (see advert and job specification). 5th June 2013

Riparian tree planting is underway
Tree planting on the wintry banks of the Gairn tributary started last week. 23rd May 2013 

An artist at work
A wee reminder about Howard Butterworth's generous support for the Dee. 16th May 2013  
 

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