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Philiphaugh News March/April 2018  


The Cauld And Salmon Viewing Centre

Snow has been the dominant feature this month. It has also proved the worth of the Automated Flood Management System at St Mary's Loch, which was installed as part of the Selkirk Flood Prevention Scheme.


As the snow has melted, water has been held back by allowing the levels to rise in St Mary's Loch. The water is then released in a controlled manner into the River Yarrow. As a result a more constant flow occurs in the Yarrow rather than the peaks and troughs experienced on the River Ettrick..


Lambing is in full swing and every possible building has ewes with their new born lambs in them. Let's hope the weather warms up soon, so that they can go out into the fields.


Philiphaugh Gardens


The primroses are nearly sold out in the gardens and bedding plants for May are growing on strongly.


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.