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Philiphaugh News March 2015

 

The Cauld And Salmon Viewing Centre

Work has started on the Selkirk Flood Prevention Scheme but operations near the cauld may be put back for six months. 

 

The Hydro Station has now produced 1,080,000 kilowatt hours of electricity since starting up in November 2013. Due to uneven levels across the cauld, some work will be required to remedy this disparity. It is hoped to install a fish counter in the Larinier pass at the same time.

Although Spring salmon are being caught on the lower beats of the Tweed, it is unlikely that many fish will be seen on the cameras before April at the earliest.

The first oyster catchers have arrived on the Ettrick. Snowdrops and aconites are in full bloom.

Lambing and calving both commence this month with ewes and cows in good condition after a mild winter.

 

Philiphaugh Gardens

Major repairs are being carried out to the old Greenhouse in the walled garden, ready for the strawberry crop. Place your orders for bedding plants with, which will be available in May.

 

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.