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In pictures: Salmon return to Selkirk

Salmon attempt to leap up the fish ladder in the River Etterick. Picture: Getty

Salmon attempt to leap up the fish ladder in the River Etterick. Picture: Getty


A celebrated symbol of Scotland, the Atlantic salmon is at its most impressive when battling upstream to give birth.

The salmon pictured above will have been away from the River Etterick in Selkirk, where they were born, for between two and four years and return as fully grown fish.

They will have covered several thousand miles of the Atlantic ocean before heading back to their birthplace to spawn.

The salmon run, where the fish negotiate waterfalls and river obstructions to make it upstream, begins in March and continues through till late October.

 

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