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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 November 2014

 

The Cauld And Salmon Viewing Centre

The annual migration of salmon has been in full swing throughout the month of October. The new Larinier fish pass has enabled salmon and sea trout to ascend the cauld on the long journey to their spawning grounds at the head of the rivers.

 

Tweed Foundation have continued their research project and have been in evidence netting salmon, which are then fitted with radio tags, so that their progress over the cauld can be tracked.

 

The hydro station has been running for a year and has produced over 740,000 kw of electricity, which is fed into the Grid.

 

Unfortunately a number of trees have been cut down along the mill lade by Scottish Borders Council making way for the flood bank, which is being constructed as part of the Selkirk Flood Prevention Scheme.

 

The Estate played host to an Italian film company, who are making a series to be shown on Italian TV one week prior to Italy playing a Six nations Rugby match. The star of the film is Rugby commentator Vittorio Munari, who was filmed fishing at the Meetings of the Ettrick and Yarrow waters.

 

The Waterwheel café has been busy and is taking bookings for Christmas parties.

 

 

Here is a short video of the turbines in Action.

 

 

Philiphaugh Gardens

Apples, both eating and cooking are available from the garden, together with fresh vegetables.

 

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 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.