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Philiphaugh News April 2016
The Cauld And Salmon
March saw low river levels for the first time and Spring is most definitely approaching. The birdsong at first and last light is deafening so do take a walk up the river where you will see mallard duck pairing and a large flock of oyster catchers, together with wagtails and there are dippers at the cauld.
On the farm lambing is in full swing and the lambs and their mothers can be seen in the fields along the road and by the walk from Selkirk. The first signs of grass growth is welcome as the ewes need to give plenty of milk to their offspring.
On April 21st a bonfire will be lit on Harehead Hill to celebrate the 90th Birthday of H.M. The Queen. Anyone who wishes to walk from the Corby Lynn Car Park is most welcome.
Other beacons are being lit up and down the country starting from Windsor Castle. Some maybe visible from Harehead
Work continues on the Selkirk Flood Scheme and it is hoped it will be completed by the end of the year.
Last month our turbines exceeded 2Megawatts production and to date have generated in excess of 2,080,000Kwh.
Bedding plants are growing in the gardens ready for sale in May but there are still pot plants for sale at present so do call in and speak to Robbie.
The gardens are open Monday to Friday 8-4 and weekends by appointment.
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.
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.