Make Tracks to Philiphaugh
Philiphaugh News December 2013
The Cauld and Salmon Viewing Centre
Our extensive works to the cauld are complete and the Hydro Electric Power Station is generating electricity.
The two Archimedes screw turbines can generate
900,000 KW of electricity per year which is enough to power 225 standard sized homes.
We have worked closely with SEPA and Scottish Natural Heritage to ensure the free passage of wildlife and have installed a new salmon pass and smolt chute. Four cameras, sending live feeds to the Salmon Viewing Centre have been installed and we expect to have the system fully operational within the next few weeks.
After a successful summer we have come to the end of the fruit and vegetable season. Bedding plants are available for purchase and in December we will have a range of Christmas plants, wreaths and trees.
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
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.
Battle of Philiphaugh Walks
Our next free Battlefield walk is on Wednesday November 6th Join Ian Sheilds who will recount the tale of The Battle of Philiphaugh 1645. Meet at the Waterwheel Café Car Park at 1pm
Battle of Philiphaugh Booklets are available in the Waterwheel Café.
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.