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Philiphaugh News June 2018  


The Cauld And Salmon Viewing Centre

May has been a wonderful month after the rigours of a very long winter. As we enter June the Estate is looking gorgeous. Trees are in full leaf, the blossom from the gean (wild cherry), blackthorn and bird cherry are spectacular.


Wild flowers bloom all along the river walk. A party from an Edinburgh Naturalists Society counted over 50 different varieties of wild plants, as they walked beside the Ettrick Water.



Birdsong is deafening. You may see young duck on the river and there are sand martins, swallows, dippers and if you are very lucky a kingfisher.

Otters have been observed frequently below the cauld and have been picked up by the new camera in the fish counter. We hope to have a screen showing live images from the fish counter before the end of this month.


Here is a video clip of some salmon and an otter swimming through the new fish pass. 




Philiphaugh Gardens


The gardens have been very busy and bedding plants are selling well.

Delicious freshly picked strawberries are also available to buy. Just call in and see Robbie.


The gardens are open Monday to Friday 8-4 and weekends by appointment.


You may see oyster catchers, dippers, mallard, goosanders and any number of woodland birds. A kingfisher has been seen along the mill lade on several occasions.


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.