THE River Dee Trust has received a £9,000 donation from Maryculter House.

The hotel has added a discretionary £1 charge to each of its customers’ bills to help raise the cash.

The money will be split between the trust’s “OneMillionTrees” project – which has been running for two and a half years and has planted more than 300,000 trees so far – and its education programme to increase awareness and enthusiasm around rivers in Deeside and Aberdeen.

Peter Walker, managing director at Maryculter House, said: “This is a cause we care deeply about.

“We are so lucky to boast breathtaking landscapes that surround the hotel, and we want to do everything within our remit to protect this.

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