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Philiphaugh News October 2014


The Cauld And Salmon Viewing Centre

Heavy rainfall has resulted in a big rise in river levels. The annual migration of salmon is in full swing. They can be seen jumping at the Murray cauld and swimming on the three underwater cameras in the Salmon Viewing Centre.


The good news is that the new Larinier fish pass, installed next to the Archimedes Screw turbines, is working well and the salmon are ascending the pass without difficulty, thus enabling them to swim on to their spawning grounds.


Total generation by the Hydro station since 1 November 2013: 687,000 kwh.


Four cameras, sending live feeds to the Salmon Viewing Centre have been installed and are now active bar one. Two are installed underwater in the Larinier fish pass watching for migrating fish ascending the pass. The third is an overhead giving an indication of river flow coming into the fish pass..


Here is a short video of the turbines in Action.



Philiphaugh Gardens

Apples, both eating and cooking are available from the garden, together with fresh vegetables.


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.