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Philiphaugh News February 2016
The Cauld And Salmon
The horrendous weather with storms Frank and Henry has ensured very high river levels going into February. The mild weather has meant early flowering of snow drops and aconites, which can be seen along the river walks. The first oyster catchers have arrived and were sitting on the huge gravel bed below the cauld. A cormorant was also seen above the cauld: a long way from the sea!
The work on the Selkirk Flood Scheme continues and the path from Selkirk to the cauld is now open to the public. Landscaping is due to start on the flood embankment along the mill lade.
The turbines at the Hydro station have been running at full capacity and total electricity generated is approaching 1.9MW.
In the gardens there are azaleas, primroses, daffodils and other items for sale. Do give your order for bedding plants to Robbie, the gardener.
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.