Make Tracks to Philiphaugh
Philiphaugh News June 2013
The unseasonal weather has given us a late bloom of spring flowers and some of the trees have still to come into leaf. The estate is full of nesting birds trying to make up for lost time in the long evening sunlight. The state looks glorious once more and the air is full of subtle perfumes from the many flowering shrubs.
Work continues at the Cauld to install the hydro electric power station so many of the cameras in the Salmon Viewing Centre have been dismantled. However, you can still play a selection of highlights from last season on the video screens. Once works are complete the centre will be fully functional.
Philiphaugh GardensThe gardens are ready for the busy season ahead. Our wide range of bedding plants and hanging baskets are now available. Fresh fruit and seasonal garden produce are on sale. You can find plants a small selection of plants for sale at the Waterwheel Café of the full range at the gardens. The gardens are open form 8 – 4 pm weekdays and at weekends by appointment
Philiphaugh Community Project
Our battlefield project which has been supported by LEADER, Scottish Borders Council and the Philiphaugh Trust is now complete. 7 interpretation boards have been installed on the walkway along the A708 outlining the battle, historic time frame and archaeology.
A mobile phone app is available to download from www.philiphaughaudio.com which you can listen to as you walk. Leaflets and a booklet about the project and the battle are available from the Waterwheel Café.
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.
Battle of Philiphaugh Walks
Take a tour of the ancient battle site at Philiphaugh with Ian Shields and Jude Cole. Hear the tale of the covenanters and royalists who fought across the land in 1645 in the fierce and bloody Battle of Philiphaugh.
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.