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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 September 2014


The Cauld And Salmon Viewing Centre

Work repairing the cauld has largely been completed. Finishing touches and landscaping work is being carried out to finish off the area around the hydro station. A picnic bench has been placed at a strategic place to view the river. Migrating salmon will soon be seen as they make their way up river to their place of birth to spawn. At present the Ettrick Water is very low but as soon as rain falls in any quantity and the river rises, expect the annual autumn migration to commence


The turbines have now produced over 580,000 KWh kWh since November 1st 2013.


Four cameras, sending live feeds to the Salmon Viewing Centre have been installed and are now active bar one. Two are installed underwater in the Larinier fish pass watching for migrating fish ascending the pass. The third is an overhead giving an indication of river flow coming into the fish pass..


Here is a short video of the turbines in Action.



Philiphaugh Gardens

Fresh vegetables and fruit are available in the walled garden.



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



This month we are pleased to welcome Ruth Morozzo, who has kindly volunteered to lead walks on the estate and take painting courses. Please see below for details.


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.


Dates for your diary..

Heritage Week At Philiphaugh



Nature Walk

Join Ruth Morozzo for a FREE guided walk around the Philiphaugh Estate, Selkirk taking in the Cauld, Covenanters Monument and Victorian Walled Garden. Walks start at 10.30am and 2.30pm both leaving from the Waterwheel Café Car Park. Duration approximately 2 hours (4 miles) suitable for all levels of ability. Wear appropriate clothing and bring binoculars/camera.



Paint the sky!

….trees, river, wildlife - in fact, anything you like! Bring your paints, pencils, folding chair and join Ruth Morozzo at Philiphaugh Estate, Selkirk for an al fresco painting bee from 10am-1pm and then from 2pm-5pm. No experience necessary. Meet at the Waterwheel Café car park at 10am and 2pm. Spaces are limited to 10 people per session, please email to reserve you place - FREE event.


Mobile Phone App

To listen to our fascinating audio tour of the estate and battlefield go to


Battlefield Self Guided Walk

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


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.