Visiting an information panel designed for Scottish Natural Heritage

It was a day of intermittent showers and sunny spells in Banchory, the setting for a recently installed Pearls in Peril project panel overlooking the mighty River Dee. The Dee was a focus for a nationwide European Union funded project to safeguard key habitats of the endangered freshwater pearl mussel.

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The setting of the new panel, beside Banchory Bridge and overlooking the River Dee (Photo: Aaron Watson)
 
The panel overlooks a stretch of the River Dee where major conservation work took place to improve the environment for both fish and mussels (Photo: Aaron Watson)
 
The River Dee panel in detail (Design: Aaron Watson)
 

Further panels are due to be installed near to the River South Esk and inside Strathnaver Museum in 2017.