Research Farms

SRUC manages six research farms to provide research, education and knowledge transfer resources linked primarily to its applied research programme.  These include dairying, arable, beef, upland/hill sheep systems, pig and poultry units at:

  • Aberdeen (Craibstone)
  • Ayr - Avian Science Research Centre (Auchincruive)
  • Crianlarich - Hill & Mountain Research Centre (Kirkton and Auchtertyre)
  • Dumfries - Dairy Research Centre (Crichton Royal)
  • Edinburgh (Bush Estate incorporating Boghall, Castlelaw, Easter Howgate and Woodhouselee)
  • Edinburgh - Pig Research Centre

Dr Dave Roberts

Head of Dairy Research Centre

Address: Future Farming Systems, SRUC Dairy Research Centre, Hestan House, Dumfries DG1 4TA

Telephone: 01387 263 961

Fax: 01387 263 961

E-mail: dave.roberts@sruc.ac.uk

Prof Nick Sparks

Group Manager- Animal & Veterinary Sciences

Address: SRUC, Roslin Institute Building, Easter Bush, Midlothian, EH15 9RG

Telephone: 0131 651 9357

Fax: 0131 535 3121

E-mail: nick.sparks@sruc.ac.uk

Dr Tony Waterhouse

Address: Easter Howgate, Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 0PE

Telephone: 01786 824 540

E-mail: tony.waterhouse@sruc.ac.uk

Prof Christine Watson

Professor of Agricultural Systems / Team Leader - Soil Science & Systems

Address: Crop & Soils Systems, SRUC Aberdeen Campus, Craibstone Estate, Aberdeen AB21 9YA

Telephone: 01224 711 143

Fax: 01224 711 293

E-mail: christine.watson@sruc.ac.uk