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Philiphaugh News August 2017

 

The Cauld And Salmon Viewing Centre

The start of August has seen heavy rain, which has raised river levels considerably. Salmon have been seen jumping as they exit the fish pass. The broods of duck on the river have grown and the young are now nearly as big as their parents.

 

Winter Barley has been cut and both grain and straw have yielded well. A number of lambs have been sold from the farm. A Lairg type Cheviot Tup lamb won first prize in its class at Kelso Show last Saturday.Well done!

 

We have hosted two different Scout packs and although the weather has not been great the campers  have enjoyed themselves carrying out a number of activities.

 

Tweed Foundation have announced that a fish counter will be installed in the fish pass this autumn. The read out will be located in the Salmon Viewing Centre and will be of great interest to all, who follow the annual migration of the Atlantic salmon.

 

Philiphaugh Gardens

 

In the gardens strawberries, raspberries and black currants are in full production. Why not call in and buy some punnets along with fresh vegetables.''

 

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


Walks

You may see oyster catchers, dippers, mallard, goosanders and any number of woodland birds. A kingfisher has been seen along the mill lade on several occasions.

 

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 center, 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.