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Philiphaugh News January 2015


The Cauld And Salmon Viewing Centre

The start of the year saw horrendous weather with gales and rain. Some trees were lost on the estate. The turbines were running at full capacity and power output since commissioning has now exceeded one Megawatt.


Work has started on the Selkirk Flood Prevention Scheme: cost £31M. Sadly a number of mature trees have been felled by Scottish Borders Council to make way for the construction of a flood bank alongside the mill lade. Once the project is finished, two trees for every one felled will be planted.

The electricity pylons have been moved and work on the embankment is due to start next month. The walks are still open but there may be minor diversions from time to time.


Philiphaugh Gardens

In the gardens, daffodils are on sale, along with bedding plants and azaleas.


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


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.