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Philiphaugh Estate generates power and protects wildlife

Scottish Land & Estates’ member, Philiphaugh Estate, has developed the first hydro power station on the River Tweed near Selkirk.  Protecting wildlife has however been a major consideration in building the station, which can power over 200 homes.  The Tweed is renowned for salmon and Philiphaugh has its own salmon viewing centre and hatchery.  A state of the art salmon pass along with eel, lamprey and smolt chutes are in place as are measures to protect otter and large fish from the turbines.  To read more go to www.itv.com/news/border/story/2013-11-06/hydro-power-on-river-tweed/

 

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