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SRUC Aberdeen Student Heads to the Hills

Published on Monday, 31st August 2015 in Research news

Ailsa Thomson, a 3rd year Agriculture student at SRUC’s Aberdeen Campus, has gained invaluable knowledge about farming after a summer working at SRUC’s Hill & Mountain Research Centre in Stirlingshire

John Kerr - Woodhead Farm

Managing Dairy Cow Fertility – Ayrshire Farm Invites Farmers to Join Discussions and Hear Expert Advice

Published on Thursday, 27th August 2015 in SAC Consulting news

Several expert speakers including SRUC’s Senior Dairy Consultant, David Keiley and Harbro’s Ruminant Nutritionist, Matt Palmer will advise on how to maximise dairy cow fertility while managing costs,

Making the Most of Manure: SRUC Experts Say it is Time to Break Old Habits

Published on Friday, 21st August 2015 in SAC Consulting news

SRUC experts are advising farmers to make better use of their slurry and manure to increase profitability and reduce their environmental impact.

Edinburgh Attracts Prestigious Conference on Precision Farming

Published on Thursday, 20th August 2015 in Research news

Cutting edge farming technology and research will be showcased in Edinburgh at the 11th European Conference on Precision Agriculture in July 2017.

SRUC Scientists Advise Scottish Farmers to be Vigilant to Protect Winter Oilseed Rape

Published on Thursday, 20th August 2015 in Research news

Scientists from Scotland’s Rural College are advising oilseed rape farmers to keep a close eye on their winter crop this year.

Potatoes in Practice

Potato (Prices) on the Up?

Published on Wednesday, 19th August 2015 in Research news

SRUC experts outlined some serious challenges for potato growers at this year’s Potatoes in Practice event, held in conjunction with the James Hutton Institute.

Scotland's Ice Cream Trail

Scotland’s Scoop of the Year!

Published on Wednesday, 19th August 2015 in SAC Consulting news

Scotland has recently launched its first ever Ice Cream Trail designed to celebrate and promote one of the nation’s favourite dairy delicacies.

Lutz Bunger

SRUC Professor Learns About Meat Quality Research in Italy

Published on Wednesday, 19th August 2015 in Research news

Professor Lutz Bunger recently returned from a study trip to the University of Padova, Italy to learn more about their studies into the meat quality and genetic muscling of pigs and beef cattle.

National Strategy for Land-Based Education and Training

Future of Land-based Education Directed by New Report

Published on Wednesday, 19th August 2015 in About SRUC news

Scottish colleges offering land-based education and training must engage more effectively with industry, schools and the wider community to ensure the sector’s growing employment needs are met.

Veterinary Surveillance Consultation: Summary Report and Responses Now Online

Published on Wednesday, 5th August 2015 in Veterinary Services news

Following the recent consultation on proposed changes to Scotland’s veterinary disease surveillance network, SRUC has published on its website a summary report and stakeholder responses.

West Linton

Social Enterprises in South of Scotland Vital to Local Economy and Communities

Published on Wednesday, 19th August 2015 in Rural Policy Centre news

A recent report by the Crichton Institute (CI) recognised that social enterprises have an increasingly important role to play in the development of the economy and community in the South of Scotland.

Silage bags

SRUC Advises Livestock Farmers to Check their Silage Analysis Now

Published on Wednesday, 29th July 2015 in SAC Consulting news

Experts from SRUC are encouraging beef and sheep producers in Scotland and the North of England to get their silage analysed as soon as possible to give them maximum warning of potential problems.

Lorna Paton and Dave Roberts

Quebec Then Edinburgh for International Farm Management Congress

Published on Wednesday, 29th July 2015 in Research news

Professor Dave Roberts and researcher Lorna Paton attended the recent International Farm Management Congress in Canada to both contribute and learn more before SRUC hosts the next event in 2017.

Rob Livesey, Kirstie Baird, and Richard Lochhead MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs.

SRUC Congratulates Farming with Dyslexia Campaign

Published on Wednesday, 29th July 2015 in Education news

SRUC student Kirstie Baird is among those celebrating the first anniversary of the Farming with Dyslexia Campaign and the work of an NFU Scotland led working group including Scotland’s Rural College.

Organic Winter Barley, organic farming, landscape

Can You Help SRUC Plan for Organics?

Published on Wednesday, 29th July 2015 in SAC Consulting news

Staff from Scotland’s Rural College are working with the Scottish Organic Forum (SOF) to write a new Organic Action Plan by engaging with a wide range of people and organisations.

Past Students

Interested in the Alumni Network?

Published on Wednesday, 29th July 2015 in About SRUC news

SRUC is rebuilding its alumni network to create a global community of current students, staff and ex-staff.

Alex Robb

First Ever SRUC Student Elected to National Union of Students

Published on Wednesday, 29th July 2015 in Education news

SRUCSA President Alex Robb has become the first ever student from Scotland’s Rural College to be elected to the Scottish Executive of the National Union of Students (NUS).

Visit Scotland - Taste Our Best - Quality assured

SRUC Aberdeen Campus Tastes Best

Published on Wednesday, 29th July 2015 in Education news

The student accommodation at the Aberdeen campus of Scotland’s Rural College is the first of its kind to win an award for serving quality Scottish produce.

Nigel Miller Joins Visitors to Berwickshire farm Focussing on Efficiency

Published on Monday, 27th July 2015 in Farming For A Better Climate news

A Berwickshire farming business is the latest to open its doors and welcome neighbours and other local farmers exploring ideas for saving energy and other costs through improved business efficiency.

Alex Hilton with Heather Duff and Craig McKenzie talking to visitors

Tense Time for SRUC Student Teams in Mains of Loirston Trust Winter Wheat Challenge

Published on Wednesday, 29th July 2015 in SAC Consulting news

Students from Scotland’s Rural College competing in this year’s Mains of Loirston Winter Wheat Challenge were looking for positive feedback at recent demonstrations.

Louise Paterson

SRUC Students Enjoying their Summer Placements with SAC Consulting

Published on Wednesday, 29th July 2015 in SAC Consulting news

Three third year students studying at Scotland’s Rural College are settling in well to their 10 week summer placements with SAC Consulting offices in Ayr, Inverness and Kirkwall.

Gina Marshall

SRUC Student Gina Gets to Grips with Her Orkney Summer Placement with SAC Consulting

Published on Monday, 27th July 2015 in SAC Consulting news

Orcadian Gina Marshall (20) , a third year BSc Applied Animal Science student from St Ola, is settling in to her 10 week placement with the Kirkwall office of SAC Consulting, part of SRUC.

SRUC Student Malcolm is Enjoying his Summer Placement with SAC Consulting in Inverness

Published on Monday, 27th July 2015 in SAC Consulting news

Black Isle farmer’s son Malcolm MacDonald(22), who has just completed the third year of his Honours degree course in Agriculture, has enjoyed the first few weeks of his 10 week placement.

Louise Paterson

SRUC Student Louise (Dumfries) Settles into her Summer Placement with SAC Consulting in Ayr

Published on Monday, 27th July 2015 in SAC Consulting news

Louise Paterson (20), a third year BSC Agriculture student from Amisfield in Dumfriesshire, is settling in to her 10 week placement with the Ayr office of SAC Consulting, part of SRUC.

Pat Machray

SRUC Appoints New Chairman and Board Members

Published on Wednesday, 29th July 2015 in About SRUC news

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has announced its new Chairman and the appointment of three new Board members, with effect from October this year.

Graduation 2015

SRUC Graduates Celebrate

Published on Wednesday, 15th July 2015 in Research news

More than 150 graduands attended the Scotland’s Rural College graduation ceremony on Friday 10 July 2015 at Bute Hall, University of Glasgow.

Newly recognised Professors and Readers

Eight SRUC Researchers Honoured at Graduation Ceremony

Published on Wednesday, 15th July 2015 in Research news

Eight accomplished members of staff from SRUC’s Research Division were conferred with Professorships and Readerships at SRUC’s summer graduation ceremony at Bute Hall, University of Glasgow.

Brian Connelly

Special Contribution by Teaching Staff Recognised at SRUC Graduation

Published on Wednesday, 15th July 2015 in Education news

Three members of teaching staff who have made a special contribution to the student experience were recognised with awards at the SRUC graduation ceremony in Glasgow on 10 July.

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