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Philiphaugh News September 2016


The Cauld And Salmon Viewing Centre

With autumn fast approaching, this will be the month when the annual migration of Atlantic Salmon commences. The best time to see fish jumping at the cauld is soon after the river has been in flood after exceptional spells of rain. The new Larinier fish pass is working well and so the fish are not being held up, as they were when the old fish pass was not fit for purpose at lower river levels.


Cameras in the river and in the exit of the fish pass can pick up salmon passing through and so why not call in to the Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre


We are delighted to be asked to supply fruit and vegetables from the garden to a new restaurant, which has recently opened in Gattonside and is called Seasons. Roger and Bea McKie have a wonderful philosophy of only using fresh local products, which are in season, in their cooking.


Why not look at their web site


Philiphaugh Gardens


In the gardens there is a mass of fruit, flowers and vegetables for sale. Do call in and try the delicious autumn strawberries, which have superb flavour.


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.


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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.