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Poppy Frater joins Beef and Sheep Select team

Published on Wednesday, 18th January 2017 in SAC Consulting news

Poppy Frater has joined SRUC’s Beef and Sheep Select team, based in the St Boswells Office, to focus on grass management and sheep production.

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Oxford means early start for SRUC students

Published on Wednesday, 18th January 2017 in Study at SRUC news

For two fourth year Agriculture students, new year meant three long but rewarding days at the Oxford Farming Conference.

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Christine Watson speaks at “alternative” Oxford Farming Conference

Published on Wednesday, 18th January 2017 in Research news

Aberdeen-based Professor Christine Watson, Team Leader Soil Science, was one of the keynote speakers at the “alternative” event to the Oxford Farming Conference.

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SRUC Fellow John Campbell knighted in New Year honours

Published on Wednesday, 18th January 2017 in About SRUC news

Glenrath Farms founder John Campbell – an Honorary Fellow of SRUC – was delighted to be knighted in the recent New Year honours list.

Fife Flyers ice hockey team captain Ryan Dingle was a recent visitor to Elmwood.

Captain Ryan Dingle brings his puck to Elmwood

Published on Wednesday, 18th January 2017 in Study at SRUC news

Fife Flyers ice hockey team captain Ryan Dingle recently visited Elmwood Campus to speak to students on the importance of lifelong learning, healthy eating and nutrition.

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Ayr student shortlisted for British Education Awards

Published on Wednesday, 18th January 2017 in Study at SRUC news

A high-flying student from the Ayr Campus has been shortlisted for another national education award – just weeks after being named Agricultural Student of the Year.

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Free tests offered in survey of joint disease in new-born lambs

Published on Wednesday, 18th January 2017 in Veterinary Services news

With anecdotal evidence of an increase in “joint-ill” - a disease affecting the joints of young lambs - investigators from SRUC are offering free post mortem tests to sheep farmers and their vets.

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Cabinet Secretary Roseanna Cunningham backs Farming for a Better Climate

Published on Wednesday, 21st December 2016 in Farming For A Better Climate news

Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham recently spelled out the cash benefits of farmers cutting their carbon footprints at an event held on a Milnathort Farm in Perthshire.

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SRUC in new EU network on sheep productivity

Published on Wednesday, 21st December 2016 in Hill & Mountain Research Centre news

SRUC has become one of seven partners involved in a brand new EU £2m euro network on sheep productivity – called SheepNet.

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Principal Wayne Powell raises over £1000 to tackle homelessness in Scotland

Published on Wednesday, 21st December 2016 in About SRUC news

Last week SRUC Principal Wayne Powell spent the night sleeping rough to raise money for the charity Social Bite as part of the charity’s CEO Sleep out.

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Tom Karas collects his MBE

Published on Wednesday, 21st December 2016 in Barony Campus news

Barony Campus lecturer Tom Karas proudly received his MBE from Prince Charles at an investiture at Buckingham Palace in London this week.

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Elmwood student wins prestigious US golf scholarship

Published on Wednesday, 21st December 2016 in Elmwood Golf news

An Elmwood HNC Professional Golf student has won a prestigious “chance of a lifetime” scholarship on the American college circuit.

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Barony student represents Scotland in national dressage championships

Published on Wednesday, 21st December 2016 in Barony Campus news

Barony student Samantha Martin recently represented Scotland on her horse Torchwood at the prestigious National Schools Equestrian Association Championships.

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SRUC Elmwood students are runners up in national Field to Fork Challenge

Published on Wednesday, 21st December 2016 in Elmwood Campus news

A team of Gamekeeping and Hospitality students from Elmwood Campus has been named runner-up in a prestigious national Field to Fork Challenge.

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Ho! ho! ho! Christmas wishes from the SRUC Communications team

Published on Wednesday, 21st December 2016 in About SRUC news

The SRUC Communications team decided to get into the Christmas spirit while preparing the last issue of SRUC News before the festive break.

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(Video) Brexit fears aired at launch of Rural Scotland in Focus

Published on Wednesday, 7th December 2016 in Rural Policy Centre news

One in five Scottish farmers and crofters may retire early due to fears over Brexit.

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SAC Farm Management Handbook makes online debut

Published on Wednesday, 7th December 2016 in Farm Management Handbook news

For the first time the iconic SAC Consulting Farm Management Handbook has been made available online giving farmers greater accessibility to a wealth of knowledge.

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SAC Consulting help champion Scotland’s food and drink

Published on Wednesday, 7th December 2016 in Food and Drink news

SAC Consulting will play a key role in a new £3 million scheme to help Scottish food and drink businesses build upon the success of the sector by strengthening the local food and drink supply chain.

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Wayne Powell joins over 200 CEO’s sleeping rough to battle homelessness

Published on Wednesday, 7th December 2016 in About SRUC news

SRUC Principal Wayne Powell and over 200 other Scottish business leaders will soon be braving the cold to take part in the Social Bite CEO Sleep out.

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Chough conservation efforts highly commended by RSPB

Published on Wednesday, 7th December 2016 in Hill & Mountain Research Centre news

A long-term project involving SRUC to save the endangered red-billed chough has been highly commended at the RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards ceremony.

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Ayr prize giving honours students’ efforts

Published on Wednesday, 7th December 2016 in Ayr Campus news

Students who had excelled in their studies received special awards at the recent prize giving at Ayr campus in front of proud family, friends, and staff.

Elmwood student Nicole Cummings receives her “Savour St Andrews” bursary from Ian MacDonald of the St Andrews Links Trust.

Elmwood student Nicole wins Savour St Andrews bursary

Published on Wednesday, 7th December 2016 in Study at SRUC news

Professional cookery student at Elmwood Nicole Cummings has been awarded a special “Savour St Andrews” bursary which is designed to help boost her career in the hospitality industry.

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Aberdeen student wins national award from NFU Mutual Charitable Trust

Published on Wednesday, 7th December 2016 in Aberdeen Campus news

Aberdeen student Craig Simpson has received a national award for his postgraduate agricultural studies at SRUC from the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust.

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SRUC signs up to national wildcat conservation project

Published on Wednesday, 7th December 2016 in Study at SRUC news

SRUC students from Elmwood campus have joined the national fight to protect and save Scotland’s iconic wildcats.

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Edinburgh student wins Crop Improvement Research Club prize

Published on Wednesday, 7th December 2016 in Edinburgh Campus news

Crop and Soil Systems PhD student Paulina Okoro has won the poster prize at a recent meeting of the prestigious Crop Improvement Research Club (CIRC).

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Success for Elmwood’s Pauline as she gains MA in Teaching

Published on Wednesday, 7th December 2016 in Elmwood Campus news

SRUC’s Education for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Co-ordinator Pauline Blake-Johnston has achieved an MA in Teaching ESOL from the Linguistics Department at Lancaster University.

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Patrick Machray OBE announces plan to step down as SRUC Chairman

Published on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 in Governance news

Patrick Machray OBE has announced his decision to step down from his role as Chairman of SRUC in October 2017.

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Crichton Royal stars in TV coverage of RHET food and farming schools event

Published on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 in Dairy Research Centre news

Crichton Royal Farm recently hosted a food and farming event on behalf of the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) – and had a starring role on television as a result.

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SRUC Ayr campus student wins national 2016 AgriScot Business Skills Award

Published on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 in Study at SRUC news

A student at the Ayr campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has been named as the winner of the prestigious national 2016 AgriScot Business Skills Award.

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