Spey Catchment Initiative: Publications

Spey Catchment Initiative: Publications

Here you can find a list of publications made available by the Spey Catchment Initiative. More will be added as they become available.

If you have any questions or comments please contact us:

Spey Catchment Initiative Project Officer

Penny Lawson


Mobile: 07909 533344


Operations Manager
Duncan Ferguson
Mobile: 07823 334747



The River Spey Catchment Management Plan (CMP) has been fully revised and updated with the 2016 plan now published. The CMP was originally published in 2003 and aimed to generate a partnership approach to the management of the Spey catchment, in order to reduce duplication of effort and achieve multiple ambitions and aims. The 2016 CMP focusses on action for delivery over the next five years and includes sections on: water environment, flood management, communities, economic development, fisheries management, farming, forestry and woodland, habitats and species.

The 2016 River Spey Catchment Management Plan can be downloaded here.

Spey Catchment Initiative Newsletter December 2016 can be downloaded here.

The Aviemore Willow Spiling Project report can be downloaded here.

The Allt Lorgy River Restoration Information Poster can be downloaded here.

The Allt Mharcaidh River Restoration Information Poster can be downloaded here.

The Delagyle Backwater Re-connection report can be downloaded here.

The Kinchurdy Farm Riparian Woodland Creation interim report can be downloaded here.


Alliance of Water Stewardship

In March, the SCI was invited to present at the inaugural UK Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) event as a case study for the delivery of catchment scale water stewardship.  The AWS is a relatively new organisation that has received widespread multinational support and funding.  It has the potential to become a future key driver in water usage responsibility and improving standards.

As part of its work to improve the condition of river banks, tackle diffuse pollution and promote best practice, the SCI has recently published a leaflet summarizing all the options available for watering livestock off-stream.  It links to system specific work that has been carried out by the SRUC and will be distributed through a variety of channels.

Download the Livestock Watering Leaflet here.


Allt Lorgy River Restoration Project.

This restoration project aims to restore the morphology and habitats of a section of the Allt Lorgy, a moderately high energy tributary of the River Dulnain in the Spey catchment. Download the .pdf here.

Allt a’Mharcaidh River Restoration

The Allt a’Mharcaidh, a tributary of the River Feshie, flows through the Invereshie and Inshraich National Nature Reserve (NNR), close to the village of Kincraig in central Highlands of Scotland. Download the .pdf here.

Aviemore Countryside Park

In 2011 Aviemore & Vicinity Community Council (AVCC) secured a grant from the Big Lottery to develop plans for a riverside park on the banks of the River Spey. Download the .pdf here.

Allt Mor, Achnahannet Burn, and River Dulnain Riparian Habitat Enhancement Project.

he Achnahannet burn has suffered from diffuse pollution and sediment deposition through bank erosion caused by livestock having access to the water and so affecting the quality of the water and in stream habitat. Download the .pdf here.

Tomintoul and Glenlivet Landscape Partnership

In November 2014, it was confirmed that over £2.5million of Heritage Lottery Funding has been earmarked for the TGLP through its Landscape Partnership program. Download the .pdf here.

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