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Brexit fears may lead to farmers’ early retirement says new SRUC report

Published on Tuesday, 29th November 2016 in Rural Policy Centre news

One in five Scottish farmers and crofters may retire early due to fears over Brexit, according to a Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) survey.

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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 Education 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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New Mobile CT scanner offers greater insight for livestock researchers and breeders

Published on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 in Research news

A new mobile CT scanner, currently undergoing calibration tests with SRUC, offers yet more clarity and inside knowledge for both livestock researchers and pedigree breeders.

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Video: Pudsey Bear at Edinburgh prize giving!

Published on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 in About SRUC news

Children in Need day coincided with the prize giving for the Edinburgh campus - which saw Pudsey Bear activities take equal billing with proud students receiving their awards.

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Top of the Crops – student winners of Winter Wheat Challenge

Published on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 in Education news

A team of students from the Barony campus of SRUC has beaten 15 other teams to win the 2016 Mains of Loirston Winter Wheat Challenge trophy.

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Video: New Barony graduate is first Registered Veterinary Nurse on Lewis and Harris

Published on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 in Education news

A student from near Stornoway has just graduated from SRUC to become the first Registered Veterinary Nurse on the islands of Lewis and Harris.

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Rural Policy Centre discuss social impacts of renewables on young people

Published on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 in Rural Policy Centre news

Secondary school students took part in a recent workshop in Argyll where they discussed how community owned renewable energy projects in rural communities can impact on their lives.

Maureen Steel with her rose bowl marking 25 years of service.

Maureen Steel clocks up 25 year long service award

Published on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 in Research news

Maureen Steel of SRUC’s Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Research Division was recently presented with a crystal glass rose bowl in recognition of 25 years of service to SAC and latterly SRUC.

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Video: Students and staff praised at SRUC winter graduation

Published on Wednesday, 9th November 2016 in Education news

Around 160 graduands attended SRUC’s Winter graduation ceremony on Friday 4 November at Bute Hall, University of Glasgow.

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Audio: Oatridge neeps feature in Out of Doors Halloween Special

Published on Wednesday, 9th November 2016 in Oatridge Campus news

The humble neep was the focus of an interview at the Oatridge campus for the Halloween Special of BBC Radio Scotland’s Out of Doors programme.

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500 students flock to annual Careers Fair

Published on Wednesday, 9th November 2016 in Education news

Around 500 students from all six campuses flocked to the recent Careers Fair at Oatridge – with the event voted a resounding success.

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Taking a worms eye view with workshops on worm empathy

Published on Wednesday, 9th November 2016 in Research news

For those who have never got past the fright of having a wriggly creature dropped down their necks as children worms can have an image problem.

Vets

Audio: Animal scientists help win top veterinary award

Published on Wednesday, 9th November 2016 in Dairy Research Centre news

The contribution of three of SRUC’s animal scientists in producing an industry-leading research paper has been recognised with a top veterinary award.

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Farmers warned of increased risk of ergot fungus in grain

Published on Wednesday, 9th November 2016 in SAC Consulting news

SRUC experts are urging livestock farmers to beware of an increased risk posed by feed grain contaminated with ergot - a fungal disease that can be toxic to animals or humans.

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TV presenter Muriel Gray swaps chat shows for chainsaw course at Barony

Published on Wednesday, 9th November 2016 in Barony Campus news

Students on a recent chainsaw course at Barony Campus were surprised recently when television presenter Muriel Gray turned up for a chainsaw course.

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SRUC sponsors Under 35 award at Royal Northern Agricultural Society

Published on Wednesday, 9th November 2016 in About SRUC news

The driving force behind a rural education charity has won the SRUC sponsored Under 35 prize at the Royal Northern Agricultural Society awards.

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Cutting edge advice at Scuddaburgh drainage event

Published on Wednesday, 9th November 2016 in SAC Consulting news

The discussion about field drainage was one of the first organised under the Scottish Government’s newly launched Farm Advisory Service (FAS), delivered by SAC Consulting, part of SRUC.

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Elmwood students hold wine and tapas event for Cupar Christmas Lights Fund

Published on Wednesday, 9th November 2016 in Elmwood Campus news

Hospitality students from Elmwood held a community fundraising wine and taps evening recently to raise funds for the Cupar Christmas Lights Fund.

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Video: Teagasc visits Hill & Mountain Research Centre to develop collaboration links

Published on Wednesday, 26th October 2016 in Hill & Mountain Research Centre news

SRUC’s Hill & Mountain Research Centre is keen to develop areas of collaboration with the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Teagasc after a fact finding visit.

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Elmwood student shortlisted for top award for commitment to learning

Published on Wednesday, 26th October 2016 in Elmwood Campus news

A student at the Elmwood Campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has been shortlisted for a prestigious award recognising an outstanding commitment to learning.

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Barony Campus welcomes Ayr students for hands-on visit

Published on Wednesday, 26th October 2016 in Barony Campus news

Agriculture students from the Ayr Campus recently travelled to Barony in Dumfries for two-days of practical and hands-on teaching activity.

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Video: Davy McCracken joins National Sea Eagle Stakeholder Group

Published on Wednesday, 26th October 2016 in Hill & Mountain Research Centre news

Professor Davy McCracken, Head of SRUC’s Hill & Mountain Research Centre, has joined the National Sea Eagle Stakeholders Group to provide objective input to help inform discussion within the group.

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New face for SAC Consulting in England

Published on Wednesday, 26th October 2016 in Veterinary Services news

Sheffield based John Scholefield is the latest recruit to the SAC Consulting Veterinary Services team in England.

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From pots to pedals – SRUC Elmwood student takes on 250 mile challenge

Published on Wednesday, 26th October 2016 in Elmwood Campus news

A professional cookery student from the Elmwood Campus of SRUC is about to swap her chef’s hat for a cycling helmet as she heads to Vietnam to start a 250 mile charity trip to Cambodia.

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USA internship proves to be time of their lives for SRUC students

Published on Wednesday, 26th October 2016 in Student Life news

Students Callum Morrison and Michele Quarta recently returned from the blazing heat of Arkansas after a 10 week exchange programme with the University of Arkansas, thanks to help from the SRUC Trust.

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SRUC’s Rural Policy Centre to discuss social impacts of renewables on young people

Published on Thursday, 20th October 2016 in Rural Policy Centre news

Young people will be involved in a workshop in Argyll next month where they can discuss how community owned renewable energy projects in rural communities can impact on their lives.

Wayne Powell

Ambitions for Future of SRUC Set out by Principal and CEO

Published on Thursday, 13th October 2016 in About SRUC news

SRUC must do all it can to support Scotland’s farmers and rural economy but also make a significant contribution to tackling the global issues of food, nutrition and environmental security.

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