Salmon Viewing Centre – no salmon viewing allowed!

On Monday we visited the Salmon Viewing Centre near Selkirk.

We’ve been here before and there is a short walk to a weir where you can watch salmon leaping upstream at the right time of the year (May-June or Sept-Nov).

Unfortunately they were doing some work on the site and at the moment you can’t get to the weir, which meant no salmon viewing for us! Apparently they are installing two Archimedes screw turbines to generate electricity, plus a new “state of the art salmon pass.” It should be good once they’re done.

They do have a lovely café so we stayed for lunch. They also have a small visitor centre so we let the kids explore that:


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