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Philiphaugh News November 2015


The Cauld And Salmon Viewing Centre

There is a new path along the top of the Flood bank allowing easy access for walkers and wheel chair users from Selkirk to the Cauld. This will be opened before Christmas.SBC will undertake the landscaping work along the flood bank. This will include wild flowers, trees and shrubs.

The river rose quickly after heavy rain in the last week of October.  A large number of salmon were seen jumping at the cauld and ascending the fish pass. They were mostly black, indicating that they had been in the river a long time.

Some fresh fish like bars of silver were also observed and have been noticed by fishermen upstream of the cauld and hydro.

The second anniversary of the commissioning of the Philiphaugh Hydro Station has passed and during this time over 1.5 MW of electricity has been generated.


Philiphaugh Gardens

In the Gardens, the Discovery Apples have been picked and are on sale. They are a very bright red in colour, taste delicious and look wonderful.

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 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.