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This page is no longer updated. The Macaulay Land Use Research Institute joined forces with SCRI joined forces on 1 April 2011 to create The James Hutton Institute. Please visit the James Hutton Institute website.

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3 Dee Vision Project Partners

The 3 Dee Vision Project has six main partners.

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Aberdeenshire Council is committed to providing first class public services, to protect and improve our environment, develop our communities and promote our economic development. This will be achieved through the six key themes of local democracy and accountability, quality services, lifelong learning, a caring community, sustainable development and environment and economic prosperity.

You can find out more about the key objectives and priorities for success for each of these themes by selecting this link to the Council’s Strategic Plan.



SEPA’s Main Aim & Outcome Objectives
“SEPA’s main aim is to provide an efficient and integrated environmental protection system for Scotland that will both improve the environment and contribute to the Scottish Ministers' goal of sustainable development.”

To fulfil its main aim and help measure performance SEPA is working toward key outcomes. You can find out more information about these outcomes by selecting this link.


Scottish Water

Mission Statement
To deliver excellent customer service through the effective and efficient use of our assets.

Scottish Water
was set up to transform the water industry in Scotland. It is a publicly owned business, answerable to the Scottish Parliament and the people of Scotland. It plays a key role in protecting the nation’s health by providing water and waste water services 365 days per year to 2.2 million customers and 130,000 business customers across an area one third of the size of Britain.

The organisation has been set targets which means it must reduce costs by 40 per cent between 2002 and 2006 while improving nearly every performance measure. Scottish Water is committed to proving that the public sector model works for the people of Scotland.


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SNH Mission
Working with Scotland’s people to care for our Natural heritage

Scotland’s natural heritage is a local, global and national asset. We promote its care and improvement, its responsible enjoyment, its greater understanding and appreciation and sustainable use, now and for future generations.



The Macaulay Institute

The Macaulay Institute
We aim to be an international leader in research on the use of rural land resources for the benefit of people and the environment.




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To be a world-class university

“We shall be excellent in delivering learning and teaching, in undertaking research and commercialisation, in promoting research and scholarship, and in governance and management. The University of Aberdeen will be accessible and inclusive.”

The University of Aberdeen is working hard to become a world-class university. You can find more information by selecting this link to the University of Aberdeen’s Strategic Plan.

The University of Aberdeen is represented within the 3 Dee Vision partnership by the Department of Geography and Environment. Select this link for more information about this department.