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Click on the Image to See a Live Webcam shot of the River Ettrick and the New Fish Pass.

 

 

Philiphaugh News May 2015

 

The Cauld And Salmon Viewing Centre

After a dry April, the rains have arrived and the river has risen. Both turbines are now turning and generating electricity. The first salmon have been seen below the cauld and will now have passed through the fish pass on their way upstream.

 

A number of birds can be seen along the river busy nesting. These include, oyster catcher, mallard, goosander, sand piper, yellow wagtail, pied wagtail, sand martin and dipper, as well as all the woodland species.

 

The last flood has caused technical problems in the Visitor centre but the underwater camera in the fish pass is working. It is hoped that the highlights and other cameras can be brought back to the screen soon.

 

Work by RJ McLeod on the Selkirk Flood Scheme is making progress.

 

 

Philiphaugh Gardens

In the gardens bedding plants will soon be ready for sale and so place your order with Robbie. The blossom is coming out and trees and shrubs are flushing.

 

The gardens are open Monday to Friday 8-4 and weekends by appointment.


Walks

The estate has a number of beautiful walks at any time. Please collect a leaflet or consult the map in the salmon viewing centre for route information.

 

Mobile Phone App

To listen to our fascinating audio tour of the estate and battlefield go to www.philiphaughaudio.org

 

Battlefield Self Guided Walk

Leaflets and a booklet about the battlefield project are available from the Waterwheel Cafe.

  

Salmon DVD

A fully narrated film entitled "The Philiphaugh Salmon" showing twenty minutes worth of the best, recorded images from the salmon viewing centre, will be available to purchase from the Waterwheel Restaurant.

The species included are salmon, trout, grayling, eel, perch, a brief view of an otter knocking the camera and a goosander swimming underwater below the cauld.

All proceeds will be used towards the upkeep of the centre, for the purchase of equipment, cameras and towards maintaining the facilities. The DVD is priced at £5.