A highlight of the week was a visit to Aberdeen organised by our partners Marc Stutter and Mark Wilkinson of the James Hutton Institute. They introduced us to The Dee Catchment Partnership. On day one we had a field trip to see all the catchment work on the River Dee, a river whose course was dramatically altered during the Industrial Revolution, creating havoc in the catchment since then and has since seen the effectiveness of returning the river to its natural meandering course.

We also saw the efforts to re- meander the Logie Burn as it has now been proven that straightening the paths of rivers contributes to floods.