Ythan Project was based around the catchment of the river Ythan
in north-east Scotland.
Ythan Estuary at
Waterside Bridge Newburgh
project was funded by the European Commission’s Life
Environment fund and aimed to involve local people in protecting,
the river Ythan. The project ran from August 2001 until
February 2005 and was managed by a partnership of organisations
Forestry Commission Scotland
Macaulay Land Use Research Institute
River Restoration Centre
Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Scottish Natural Heritage
Ythan District Fishery Board
information on these organisations and their contributions to the project
can be found by going to the Partners page)
Ythan at Ellon
At the end of the project, we reported back to the European Commission
on what we had achieved in the project and further details on the various
evaluation reports and papers produced as part of the project can be
found on both the Publications and the Final report pages of this website.
rest of this website contains information on the activities and
events that took place as part of the project. If you'd like to
know more about the work of the project, you can contact Aberdeenshire
Council by clicking
The Ythan Project was selected by the European Commission as one of
the 25 best projects in Europe during 2005, a reflection of the hard
work and dedication of the project volunteers, staff and partners.
Further information on the European Life programme can be found by
clicking on the Life logo.
project’s logo was designed by a pupil at Newburgh Mathers Primary
School, located by the Ythan Estuary.