The team at the River Dee have been shortlisted in the Coast and Waters Award & Nature and Climate Action Award categories in the prestigious RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards 2022.

Over the last four years this ambitious, landscape scale partnership project is restoring an entire sub-catchment, the River Muick, an important tributary of the River Dee Special Area of Conservation designated for Atlantic salmon, freshwater pearl mussel and otter.

Many who love to walk in the area and visit Lock Muick will be familiar with the landscape of this popular place in the Cairngorms National Park, but the sheer scale of the project and how much work has been done is not widely known to many members of the public.