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About the river

About the Deveron

The Deveron rises in the Cabrach area of west Aberdeenshire and flows 48 miles to Banff and enters the Moray Firth at Banff Bay. From its source the river flows 17 miles down Strathglass to the town of Huntly. Below the town the river is joined by the River Bogie - a good sea trout river - and 6 miles further downstream by the Isla. From there the river flows eastwards to Turriff and then 11 miles north to Banff. Above Huntly the river is fast flowing with many gravely runs, rocky cascades and deep pools. Below the town the river flows slowly through rich arable farmland with many long deep pools, streamy runs and glides. With no lochs on the system river levels rely on snow melt from the hills in the spring, and rainfall during the summer and autumn months.

About the ythan

The Ythan catchment area lies between the catchments of the rivers Don, Deveron and Ugie and being mainly spring fed it is regarded as a spate river. The river rises at the Wells of Ythan to the east of Huntly in Aberdeenshire and flows 40 miles to enter the North Sea at Newburgh. From its source the river flows northeast to Auchterless before turning sharply to the southeast to flow past the villages of Fyvie, Methlick and the town of Ellon to its estuary at Kirkton of Logie Buchan. The estuary is 4 miles long and enters the North Sea approximately 15 miles north of Aberdeen.

About the Ugie

The North Ugie Water rises in the upland area near New Pitsligo, and the South Ugie Water's source is to the west Bucklay Castle near Maud in Aberdeenshire. Both flow southwesterly through arable farmland and meet at Millbank to form the Ugie. The river then flows for 5 miles to enter the North Sea at Peterhead. Being a spate river, the levels and fishing depend on local rainfall and agricultural drainage.

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