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Wayne Powell

New Principal and Chief Executive for SRUC

Published on Wednesday, 27th April 2016 in About SRUC news

The Board of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is pleased to confirm that it is to appoint Professor Wayne Powell as its new Principal and Chief Executive, with effect from 1 July 2016.

Helen Kerr award

SRUC Student Wins Silver at Prestigious Farm Business Competition

Published on Wednesday, 27th April 2016 in Education news

Heather Kerr (21) from Maybole in Ayrshire, studying at SRUC's Ayr campus, won a Silver award and a £1,000 cheque for her innovative idea for a green burial site in the Carrick Hills.

SRUCSA Award

SRUC Students’ Association Celebrates National Award

Published on Wednesday, 27th April 2016 in Students Association (SRUCSA) news

SRUCSA, the Scotland’s Rural College Students’ Association, has won a National Union of Students’ award in recognition of the progress made in the three years since it was formed.

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SRUC Garden Design Students Preparing for Gardening Scotland Get a Waggle on

Published on Wednesday, 27th April 2016 in Horticulture news

A group of ten Garden Design students at Scotland’s Rural College are getting a waggle on as they prepare their bee inspired “Hive Jive” Show Garden in a bid for gold at Gardening Scotland.

SRUC Lecturer Paul Miller, Eloy Barranco Cruz, David Gomez Aguera, Gonzaga Escauriaza Barreiro, Mike Clark, Scholarship Programme Coordinator de R&A, Wendy Cole, Director Golf Course Management de R&A, Steve Isaac

Royal Spanish Golf Federation visits Elmwood after ‘Secret Shopper’ gives Glowing Report

Published on Wednesday, 27th April 2016 in Education news

SRUC Elmwood golf education has been lauded after a recent student admitted they had acted as a ‘secret shopper’ while studying for their HNC.

Duthie Planting

SRUC Aberdeen Lends a Hand to School Competition Winners

Published on Wednesday, 27th April 2016 in Aberdeen Campus news

SRUC staff were on hand in Aberdeen’s Duthie Park recently to help 21 pupils from the local Kaimhill primary school learn more about how their food get from the field to their fork.

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SRUC Key Contributors to Animal Science Conference

Published on Wednesday, 27th April 2016 in Research news

Research at SRUC was strongly represented at this year’s Annual Conference in Chester which focused on Animal Science for a Sustainable Future.

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Training Trip of Lifetime for Professional Golf Students

Published on Wednesday, 27th April 2016 in Education news

With a month to go, preparation is in full flow for 20 Professional Golf HNC and HND students from SRUC’s Elmwood Campus, ahead of their placements and training with golf clubs and courses in Spain.

Tree planting

SRUC Staff Help Plant Over 800 Trees in a Day with Woodland Trust Scotland

Published on Wednesday, 27th April 2016 in Education news

SRUC staff and their suppliers recently spent a day planting over 800 trees at North Wood just outside of Livingston.

Greengage

SRUC Researchers Spur Scottish Move by AgTech Company

Published on Wednesday, 27th April 2016 in Research news

A company specialising in agricultural lighting for the livestock sector has cited access to SRUC’s research specialists as a main reason for moving to new premises at Roslin, just outside Edinburgh.

Golf

Successful Fife Disability Open at SRUC Elmwood Golf Course

Published on Wednesday, 27th April 2016 in Education news

Over 60 golfers, with varying degrees of disability, recently attended the 13th Fife Disability Open Golf event, organised by students studying professional golf at the SRUC Elmwood Campus.

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SRUC Scientists Brought the Countryside Alive at Edinburgh Science Festival

Published on Thursday, 7th April 2016 in Research news

As part of Edinburgh international Science Festival, SRUC shone the spotlight on some of Scotland’s smallest wildlife and the important role they play in our countryside!

Postgraduate Conference Winners

SRUC’s Post-grad Conference

Published on Thursday, 7th April 2016 in Research news

SRUC recently held its annual Postgraduate Conference at the Edinburgh Campus based at King’s Buildings which profiled a wide range of research subjects and an exceptionally high quality of work.

Farm landscape

SAC Consulting Opens Hexham Location for North of England Farmers and Businesses

Published on Thursday, 7th April 2016 in SAC Consulting news

Following the recent shift to a main base in the J36 Rural Auction Centre at Kendal SAC Consulting England has consolidated its service for local famers and rural businesses.

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Three Chimneys Pioneer Wins SRUC Sponsored Award

Published on Thursday, 7th April 2016 in About SRUC news

The SRUC sponsored Lifetime Achievement Award was recently presented at the 2016 Scottish Rural Awards to the highly esteemed Three Chimneys Restaurant on the Isle of Skye.

SAC Brewing

SAC Food & Drink Celebrate Brewing Business Success

Published on Thursday, 7th April 2016 in SAC Consulting news

At the recent Grampian Food Forum Innovation Awards Ceri Ritchie and Patrick Hughes of SAC Food and Drink presented a NE brewery specialising in Belgian style beers with the Best Young Business Award.

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SRUC Gamekeeping Students Enjoy Best Practice Day with Scottish Natural Heritage

Published on Thursday, 7th April 2016 in Education news

SRUC Elmwood Gamekeeping students enjoyed a Wild Deer Best Practice event recently at Creag Meagaidh Natural Nature Reserve in the Cairngorms National Park.

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Horticulture Student Jamie Gains US work Placement

Published on Thursday, 7th April 2016 in Education news

SRUC student Jamie Satterthwaite, studying a BSc in Horticulture has won an eight week work placement in the US, courtesy of the charity the David Colgreave Foundation.

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Farmers Urged to Check They Will Comply With New Greening Rules

Published on Thursday, 7th April 2016 in SAC Consulting news

Following recent meetings in Angus and Moray, Consultants from SRUC are urging farmers to check key elements of the environmental or “Greening” regulations under the new CAP regime.

Kite Consulting’s Abby Cook, SRUC’s John Flanagan, Kirstie Baird, RABDF chairman, Mike King, and Kite Consulting’s Edward Lott

Dyslexia Awareness Ambassador Kirstie Runner Up in Prestigious UK Award

Published on Thursday, 24th March 2016 in Education news

Agriculture degree student Kirstie Baird, 19, from Lanark, studying at SRUC’s Ayr Campus is runner up in the UK wide competition for the RABDF MSD Animal Health Dairy Student Award.

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George Gauley Strengthens SAC Consulting Team in Oban

Published on Thursday, 24th March 2016 in SAC Consulting news

Oban’s SAC Consulting team has welcomed a new addition to the team.

Local Communities Must Work Together for Superfast Broadband

Published on Thursday, 24th March 2016 in Research news

A recent policy briefing from the Crichton Institute highlighted the need for Dumfries and Galloway communities to work together to ensure parts of the region don't miss out on superfast broadband.

Animal care

Over 100 School Pupils ‘Tasted Their Future’ at SRUC Barony Careers Event

Published on Thursday, 24th March 2016 in Education news

Over 100 school pupils enjoyed the opportunity to ‘travel forward’ in time with SRUC Barony and local employers and imagine their future careers and studies at the “Taste of the Future” careers event.

Christine Watson

SRUC Expert Joins Group Advising on EU Innovation

Published on Thursday, 24th March 2016 in Research news

Researcher Professor Christine Watson has just returned from Italy where she joined 19 other experts on an EU focus group advising on agricultural productivity and sustainability.

Alumni

Women Making it Work in Agriculture and Rural Business

Published on Thursday, 24th March 2016 in About Us news

Successful and inspiring female graduates and students of SRUC share their stories and top tips to encourage more women to seek out a fulfilling career in agriculture and the land based sector.

Elena Frizzo, Ruth Hanlon, Lee Hall and Josh MacDonald

SRUC Professional Cookery Students Win Top Scholarships

Published on Thursday, 24th March 2016 in Education news

Four SRUC Elmwood Professional Cookery Students were recently identified as some of Scotland’s finest young talent, as they won coveted scholarships by Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) Scotland.

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