Get Involved

Find out what the Spey has to offer for you, and how you can do your bit to help protect and improve it. You can contact us to find out more about any of the opportunities below.

Tell us about your Spey

Seen or done anything exciting in or around the river? Send us your photos, videos, wildlife sightings and tales of adventure and we’ll feature the best of them in our blog.


All water users should note that in common with most watercourses the Spey is at risk from invasive non-native species, especially riverbank plants, which can take over huge areas and rapidly out-compete native species. The Scottish Invasive Species Initiative is working hard to tackle this issue.


Would you or your group/school/employer like to help out planting trees, litter picking, controlling invasive plants or something similar? We often have volunteering opportunities, or can put you in touch with partners who would be grateful for a helping hand.

Study the river and its catchment

We provide ideas and support for several student projects and dissertations each year, always aiming for meaningful research outputs which will inform real decisions and action. We also collaborate with several Higher Education establishments on long term monitoring of some of our project sites to measure their impacts, and would welcome more similar arrangements.

Learn about your river

Some of the ways we can help you learn more about the Spey catchment include:

Guided site visits

Illustrated talks on the catchment, our work and our projects for organisations, businesses and community groups.

Water environment activities for children

Enjoy your river!

There are endless opportunities along the length of the catchment for getting out and appreciating what the Spey has to offer.

A good starting point to find out more about fishing is the Spey Fishery Board website or Fishpal.

The Spey is a top choice for canoeing and kayaking whatever your ability level – more information from the Scottish Canoe Association

The incredibly varied scenery and accessible countryside make the Spey catchment an ideal location for exploring on foot or by bike. The Speyside Way, an official long distance route, runs for 117km between the Moray coast and Kincraig, but there are plenty of shorter options for day walks or short strolls – try WalkHighlands for walk suggestions.