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The involvement of communities and interested parties in Tarland

Through the 3 Dee Vision Project, a range of interested groups have been either consulted with and/or become involved with the work in the catchment. For example, we have:

  • Worked with local farmers and the MacRobert estate to install ‘buffer strips’ and ‘wetlands’ aimed at improving water quality and providing greater habitat in streams
  • Worked with local farmers, councillors and land owners to identify the scope of river management problems and identify potential sites for storage of flood waters
  • Consulted with Aboyne community on issues regarding flooding
  • Consulted with Tarland community on issues relating to the design of the waste water treatment plant and broader issues of catchment management
  • Consulted stakeholders and designed a demonstration sustainable flood storage area
  • Worked with the Tarland Development Group to establish a wetland in the village
  • Commissioned a local artist to work with Tarland school children to produce a river mural
  • Worked with the local salmon interests (Dee Salmon Fishery Board and the Dess and Aboyne Water Group).
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The children of Tarland School launch their River Dee mural at the 3 Dee Vision community evening at the school.