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Prestigious Award Win For SRUC’s Green-fingered Gardening Student Sara

Published on Friday, 5th February 2016 in Education news

SRUC Oatridge graduate Sara Ballantyne (41) has won the highly prestigious Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society Carter-Patterson Medal and Prize for the best student of Horticulture and Gardening.

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Norvite Scholarship Yields Benefits for SRUC Student Morag

Published on Wednesday, 3rd February 2016 in Education news

Morag Brown is the latest SRUC student to win a Norvite scholarship as part of an innovative partnership between the company and college.

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Post CAP Reform Profitability Problems Predicted For Livestock Sector – SRUC Rural Policy Centre Briefs

Published on Wednesday, 3rd February 2016 in Research news

Research published by Scotland’s Rural College confirms that under the new Common Agricultural Policy payments most of Scotland’s intensive beef farms will suffer financially.

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Published on Wednesday, 27th January 2016 in News news

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World Class Research Facility to be Built in Midlothian

Published on Wednesday, 27th January 2016 in Research news

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) will be relocating its poultry research unit from Ayrshire to Midlothian.

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Fingers Crossed for SRUC Students Shortlisted for National Awards

Published on Wednesday, 27th January 2016 in Education news

Six talented SRUC students have been shortlisted for the Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards run by Lantra.

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Ambitious Plans for Scotland’s Organic Food and Farming – Action Plan 2016-2020

Published on Wednesday, 27th January 2016 in Organic Farming news

An ambitious action plan helping organic food and farming build a more sustainable future, regenerate the rural economy and conserve biodiversity and natural resources has been launched for Scotland.

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SRUC’s New Head of Farms Relishes the Challenge

Published on Wednesday, 27th January 2016 in Research news

SRUC’s new Head of Farms Dr Martin Kennerley is looking forward to getting to grips with the college’s network of farms as he takes up his role this month.

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SRUC Experts Help Investigate One of Europe’s Largest Sperm Whale Strandings

Published on Wednesday, 27th January 2016 in Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme news

Experts from SRUC’s Scottish Marine Stranding Scheme (SMASS) were called upon when 12 whales were stranded on the Wadden Islands off the coast of the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark.

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SRUC Students Discover New Species on Aberdeen Campus

Published on Wednesday, 27th January 2016 in Education news

Countryside Management students at Scotland’s Rural College in Aberdeen have recently discovered that they’re sharing their campus with some new neighbours – pine martens!

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Eating less meat might not be the way to go green, say researchers

Published on Wednesday, 27th January 2016 in Research news

Reduced meat consumption might not lower greenhouse gas emissions from one of the world’s biggest beef producing regions, new research has found.

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Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane? No! It’s Super-B!

Published on Wednesday, 27th January 2016 in Research news

Farmers are being asked to share their views on crop pollination as part of a Europe-wide research project.

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SRUC Reaches Marketing Awards Shortlist

Published on Wednesday, 13th January 2016 in Education news

SRUC has been shortlisted for a prestigious College Development Network Marketing Award - under the category of ‘Promotional Literature’, for the 2016 Prospectus.

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A Journey through Genetics and Genomics

Published on Wednesday, 13th January 2016 in Research news

The importance of genomics and genetics in livestock breeding were highlighted at SRUC’s recent professorial lectures.

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Killer Whale Post Mortem Suggests Entanglement in Fishing Gear

Published on Wednesday, 13th January 2016 in Veterinary Services news

SRUC vets believe that a female killer whale recently found stranded on Tiree, died as a result of entanglement in ropes, likely to be either active or abandoned fishing gear or creel lines.

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Risk of Magnesium Tetany in Outwintered Cows

Published on Wednesday, 13th January 2016 in Veterinary Services news

SRUC experts are alerting farmers that in light of this winter’s extreme weather, there is an increased risk of their cows suffering from magnesium deficiency.

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Praise for Oxford Farming Conference

Published on Wednesday, 13th January 2016 in Education news

Aberdeen based student Calum Johnston has only positive things to report from his experience as an SRUC sponsored “Scholar” at the recent Oxford Farming Conference.

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Age is no Barrier to Learning at Barony Campus!

Published on Wednesday, 13th January 2016 in Education news

You are never too old to learn at SRUC’s Barony Campus, and paying testament to this is 74 year old John Maxwell of Netherwood Farm, Dumfries.

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Top Tattie Triumphs!

Published on Wednesday, 13th January 2016 in Elmwood Campus news

SRUC Hospitality student Craig Trewern, aged 30 from St Andrews, recently won the SAC Consulting Association of Potato Producers Recipe Competition.

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Prize For Best Final Year PhD Presentation Goes To...

Published on Wednesday, 13th January 2016 in Education news

SRUC PhD student Alex Brown recently won an award for the Best Final Year Studentship presentation at the AHDB Livestock Seminar.

SRUC is Partner in N-Circle - a Major New UK-China Joint Centre on Nitrogen

Published on Wednesday, 13th January 2016 in Research news

A £7 million new Centre is being established between UK and Chinese scientists to tackle the issues of nitrogen use and pollution from agriculture.

Alternative Energy the “Local Issue” Addressed at Four Cereal Growers Events

Published on Wednesday, 13th January 2016 in SAC Consulting news

Cereal growers, advisers and agronomists will be attending a series of four local events planned for January by SRUC and levy funded body AHDB.

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Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead visits Easter Bush

Published on Thursday, 10th December 2015 in Research news

Recently SRUC’s Professor Nick Sparks and Head of Vet Services Brian Hosie met the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment when he toured the Easter Bush Campus.

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SRUC Celebrates ‘Highly Commended’ Success at National Awards Ceremony

Published on Thursday, 10th December 2015 in Sustainability news

SRUC was recently recognised as ‘Highly Commended’ in the two award categories of ‘Sustainability’ and ‘Learning and Teaching’ at the prestigious College Development Network Annual Awards.

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Inverness Event Tackles Anaerobic Digestion and Growing Energy Crops

Published on Thursday, 10th December 2015 in SAC Consulting news

Last week SAC Consulting ran the first of four free events to highlight the benefits of anaerobic digestion with 36 local farmers and crofters attending the Inverness event.

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