We offer courses at all College and University levels, as well as short training courses, in a range of subject areas.
Our strategic and applied research focuses on rural and land-based issues and our environment, benefiting rural economies and communities around the world.
As Scotland’s only land-based HEI, offering skills and courses from access level to PhD, we meet the needs of learners and the industries seeking their skills.
Our consultants, vets and specialists provide a wealth of local knowledge and expertise across the UK on all aspects of rural enterprise.
We help rural communities and industries meet and adapt to the demands of our ever changing world.
Scotland's Rural College delivers comprehensive skills, education and business support for Scotland’s land-based industries, founded on world class and sector-leading research, education and consultancy.
Courses starting in January
We have several courses offering a January start, including NC, HNC and postgraduate opportunities.
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Crop Clinic News
12 November: We are finally seeing ‘normal’ weather for this time of year, although still pretty warm despite the storms.
8 years on - returning to the Tophead QMS Monitor Farm.
Animal Care and Vet Nursing Courses to Transfer from North East Scotland College to Scotland’s Rural College
Courses in Animal Care and Veterinary Nursing, presently offered by North East Scotland College, are to transfer to Scotland’s Rural College.
Efforts to tackle challenges faced by livestock farmers in developing countries have been boosted by a £10 million research award.
A team of students from the Edinburgh Campus of Scotland’s Rural College triumphed at the latest Mains of Loirston Winter Wheat Challenge.
Steen Durno, 19, from Buckie, who completed his apprenticeship through SRUC Oatridge and his Elgin-based employer, was announced as runner-up in Scotland’s Modern Apprenticeship Awards this month.