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Philiphaugh News February 2018


The Cauld And Salmon Viewing Centre

'Heavy snowfall, followed by rain caused the Ettrick Water to rise to dangerously high levels towards the end of January. Huge trees and logs were washed over the cauld and we took the precaution of stopping the turbines to avoid too much debris blocking the intakes. The first few days of February have been cold and there is a forecast of more snow to come. 


Due to the high water the fish counter has not been fitted but this should happen shortly. The read out will be displayed in the Visitor Centre and there will be a live camera within the counter, which will catch salmon and other fish as they pass through the screen


We have recently deployed a trail camera on the Estate and have captured footage of otters, a fox and deer all of which we will upload to this web site shortly.



Philiphaugh Gardens


In the gardens there are beautiful azaleas for sale as well as colourful primroses plus vegetables. Why not include the gardens on a walk by the river.'



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.