Looking out at the breathtaking beauty of Glen Muick with the river in the distance, it’s clear why this part of Aberdeenshire has captured the hearts of so many – including the royal family.

Part of the Cairngorms National Park, the River Muick – one of the larger tributaries of the upper section of the Dee, is one of several at which the River Dee Trust and Dee District Salmon Fishery Board are carrying out vital restoration works.

Three years ago they launched their £5.5million One Million Trees campaign.

Its focus? To combat the impact of climate change on the river and the salmon it is home to.

Rising water temperatures in rivers have become an increasing concern across Scotland as they pose a risk to many of the country’s freshwater species – including Atlantic Salmon – which the River Dee is famous for.