Pitlochry, 75-79 Atholl Road, PH16 5BN

The Salmon Ladder, Dam and SSE Visitor Centre

The town is famous for it's hydro-electric dam and salmon ladder. The ladder was specifically constructed to enable salmon to bypass the dam and continue their journey upstream to their spawning grounds. The ladder is 310 metres long and consists of 34 chambers linked together with tunnels the salmon can swim through, the best time of year to catch the salmon is late April to July and again September into October. Around 5000 salmon use the ladder each year. The dam is an impressive structure and the visitor experience is improved by the new visitor centre.


Click here to view the visitors centre website