Scottish Prints To Raise Funds For River Dee Trust

Leys Estate raises funds for River Dee Trust

Prints of a popular Aberdeen artist’s work are helping to raise crucial funds for a north-east Trust.

Jamie Burnett, proprietor of the River Dee Crathes Castle beat on Leys Estate, is donating all profits from the sale of Chris Sharp’s “Deeside Quartet” to the River Dee Trust.

The Deeside Quartet were painted by noted Aberdeen artist Chris Sharp and depict Scottish landscapes and wildlife.

Chris specialises in the area of Field Sports and Fishing, in particular Salmon, and painted the four scenes within the Dee catchment to raise funds for the River Dee Trust to which profits will be donated.

The canvas prints include “Braeriach” depicting an Eagle and White Hare, “Larig Ghru” featuring Grouse, “Ben Macdui”, featuring Red Stags and “Linn O’ Dee” a traditional Salmon scene.

Funds raised from the sale of the prints will help to ensure that the Trust can continue its ambitious river restoration works, as it does everything in its power to support our threatened Atlantic salmon stocks, and improve the River Dee and surrounding area, looking after the river for today and future generations.

River Dee Trust Director, Dr Lorraine Hawkins, said; “We are grateful for the support of Leys Estate and Chris Sharp. We have set ourselves big targets to help the River Dee, such as the Million Trees Campaign, and just like other charities, we face substantial challenges for funding.”

The prints are available to buy through Milton Art Gallery at Milton of Crathes. For further information or to purchase a print email [email protected] or call 01330 844 664.

The River Dee Trust is a community-based charitable organisation which aims to improve knowledge of the ecology and associated fish stocks of the River Dee in order to make practical improvements to the biodiversity and management of the river. It also delivers educational information to schools, organisations and individuals living in the north-east of Scotland.

For more information about River Dee Trust visit or email [email protected]