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Philiphaugh News August 2016
The Cauld And Salmon
As we enter the month of August, we might ask what has happened to Summer?
July was wet and one violent thunderstorm raised the river to near flood levels. On the plus side the river has had sufficient flow to allow the hydro station to generate electricity.
Total power produced since commissioning now stands at 2.35 MW. Salmon and sea tr5out have ascended the Larinier fish pass without difficulty. Numbers have been modest.
Work on the Selkirk Flood Scheme is nearing completion. Landscaping works and reseeding of bare ground is being carried out this month. All walks are now open.
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 www.seasonsborders.co.uk
In the gardens the wet weather spoiled the open ground strawberry crop but at present the gardens have raspberries, gooseberries, red and black currants for sale, along with a variety of 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 www.philiphaughaudio.org
Battlefield Self Guided Walk
Leaflets and a booklet about the battlefield project are available from the Waterwheel Cafe.
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.