Make Tracks to Philiphaugh
Salmon Viewing Centre
Learn all about the life cycle of the King of the fishes from the Salmon
Wall display. Then see what dangers lie in the river and how many
survive after the female salmon has laid 5,000 eggs. Then watch the
Salmon live on the interactive video screen and choose from 4 different
cameras around the edge of the Ettrick river.
Then take a look at see how many salmon have passed through the fish counter which is in the fish ladder in the middle of the cauld. The counter is reset at the start of every month.
final wall explains how you can make it easier for a salmon to survive
as it makes its way to spawn.
See salmon leaping up the cauld on the last leg of their epic journey in season (either May & June or Sept to Nov when river is high) - all just a few minutes walk from the centre.