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Philiphaugh News February 2017


The Cauld And Salmon Viewing Centre

The first signs of Spring are showing with snowdrops and aconites in flower.


Oyster Catchers have arrived on the River Ettrick and a dozen of them are sitting on the stones below the Murray Cauld most days.



The hydro station is working well and the recent rise in river level has seen output of electricity increase significantly.




Philiphaugh Gardens


Primroses and hyacinths are for sale in the gardens. A new twin span polytunnel is being erected to grow strawberries and this will be completed by the end of the month


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


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


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.