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SRUC Signals Commitment to Regional Delivery of Services

Published on Wednesday, 19th November 2014 in SRUC news

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has signalled its commitment to the regional delivery of its services by announcing a number of priorities for investment across Scotland.

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Researcher Warns of the Dangers of Soil Compaction

Published on Wednesday, 19th November 2014 in Research news

A grassland researcher with Scotland’s Rural College is warning farmers that soil compaction can lead to the loss of nearly a quarter of spring grass yields. By taking more care with machinery and livestock they can reduce that loss and cut the farm’s greenhouse gas emissions substantially.

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SRUC Barony Students Win Latest Mains of Loirston Winter Wheat Challenge

Published on Wednesday, 19th November 2014 in Education news

A team of students from the Barony campus of Scotlands Rural College have won the latest Mains of Loirston Winter Wheat Challenge.

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Winter Graduation Celebrates Successful SRUC Students

Published on Wednesday, 19th November 2014 in Education news

HNC and HND students from Scotland’s Rural College were celebrating success in their studies at the recent winter graduation ceremony.

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Cupar Hospitality Lecturer Vicki Voted Tops by SRUC Students

Published on Wednesday, 19th November 2014 in Education news

Cupar-based lecturer Vicky Munro, Leader of the Hospitality Programme at the Elmwood Campus of Scotland’s Rural College, received an Excellence in Teaching Award at SRUC's graduation ceremony.

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Visit to Crichton by Scottish Government Science Advisor

Published on Wednesday, 19th November 2014 in Research news

Professor Louise Heathwaite, the Scottish Government’s Scientific Advisor, recently paid a visit to SRUC's Dairy Research Centre at the Crichton Royal Farm in Dumfries and spoke to SRUC researchers.

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SRUC Careers Event Attracts Hundreds of Students

Published on Wednesday, 19th November 2014 in Education news

Scotland’s Rural College hosted a record breaking careers day at their Oatridge Campus in West Lothian recently.

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Secret Garden Unearthed at Riverside Campus

Published on Wednesday, 19th November 2014 in Education news

One of the best kept secrets at the Riverside Campus is being transformed by a group of horticulture students from Scotland’s Rural College.

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Annan Academy Pupils Experience “Moo-vember” at the Dairy Research Centre

Published on Wednesday, 19th November 2014 in Education news

SRUC’s Crichton Farm in Dumfries welcomed 150 pupils from Annan Academy for a Food and Farming Day organised by the Royal Highland Educational Trust (RHET).

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The Future of Farming on Show at SRUC Barony

Published on Wednesday, 19th November 2014 in Education news

SRUC research and education staff teamed up to tell the public about the science of farming in the latest Talking Science showcase.

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SAC Consulting Spreads Farming with Dyslexia Message

Published on Wednesday, 19th November 2014 in SAC Consulting news

The offices of SAC Consulting, part of Scotland’s Rural College, are playing their part in the national “Farming with Dyslexia” campaign, led by NFU Scotland.

Local School Pupils Help Elmwood Golf Course Staff Plant Hundreds of Trees

Published on Wednesday, 19th November 2014 in Education news

SRUC Elmwood Golf Course was helped once again by local primary schools and the Woodland Trust at their community planting event.

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SRUC Welcomes Chinese Delegation Visit

Published on Wednesday, 19th November 2014 in Research news

Professor Andy Peters from the International Office of Scotland’s Rural College recently hosted a visit from a delegation from the Ministry of Industry and IT Technology in China.

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SRUC Student Curlers to Compete in World University Games

Published on Wednesday, 19th November 2014 in Education news

Four SRUC students are among ten picked to compete in the World University Games. Thomas Muirhead and Kyle Smith are joined by Laura Ritchie and Hazel Smith.

Top Experts to Speak at Upcoming Beef Health Seminars

Published on Tuesday, 18th November 2014 in SAC Consulting news

SAC Consulting will be running a series of three Beef Health Seminars across the region at the beginning of December.

Diverse Career Choices for Recent SRUC Aberdeen Graduates

Published on Monday, 17th November 2014 in Education news

Four recent graduates from the Aberdeen Campus of Scotland's Rural College are all moving forward with very different careers after succeeding in their studies.

Graduation Day and Professional Promises for Barony Vet Nurses

Published on Tuesday, 11th November 2014 in Education news

It was celebratory smiles for seventeen newly graduated Veterinary Nurses from the Barony Campus of Scotland’s Rural College.

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SRUC Edinburgh Beef Event Showcases Latest Research into Beef Efficiency and Production Performance

Published on Tuesday, 11th November 2014 in Research news

The potential impact on beef cattle breeding of new research into the effect populations of rumen microbes have on feed efficiency and methane emissions will be presented at an upcoming SRUC event.

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SRUC Farm Meeting at Mintlaw Focuses on Suckler Cows – Their Fertility, Nutrition and Health

Published on Tuesday, 11th November 2014 in SAC Consulting news

Those attending a free event planned on Thursday 27 November will focus on the farm’s suckler cows and consider efficiencies linked to the fertility, nutrition and health of the herd.

SMART Farming – Free SRUC Event Outside Edinburgh Reviews Latest Technology to Help Farmers Stay Ahead

Published on Monday, 10th November 2014 in Research news

A free event organised by Scotland’s Rural College on Thursday 27 November at Woodhouselee farm on the A703 south of Edinburgh, will review some of the latest SMART Farming research and technology.

SRUC's 25th Annual Horticulture Lecture Tackles Plant Grafting

Published on Monday, 10th November 2014 in Education news

Horticulture Lecturer Peter MacDonald will offer a glimpse into the diverse world of plant grafting at the College’s 25th Annual Public Horticulture Lecture at the Riverside Campus on 2 December.

Student from SRUC Elmwood Campus Invited Speaker at Gleneagles

Published on Thursday, 6th November 2014 in Education news

A Chinese student studying at the Elmwood campus of Scotland’s Rural College has been invited to speak at Gleneagles during an event attended by Cabinet Secretary for Education and Life Long Learning.

Calling on Traditional Golfers - SRUC Hickory (shafted) Challenge - Kingarrock Golf Club

Published on Thursday, 6th November 2014 in Education news

Students from Scotland’s Rural College are holding the second ever SRUC Hickory Golf Challenge at Kingarrock Golf Course, by Craigrothie, Cupar, on 18 November, tee off 1.00pm.

Will 2015 be different for Farmers? - Wooler Meeting to Focus on New CAP, Business Planning and Market Updates

Published on Friday, 31st October 2014 in SAC Consulting news

With the harvest over and the autumn sales running their course this is a time for farmers to look forward.

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New Research Proves Including Peas and Beans in Crop Rotations Increases Productivity and Helps the Environment

Published on Wednesday, 29th October 2014 in Research news

Farmers need to be reminded just how beneficial growing peas and beans can be to their businesses and the environment.

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New SRUC Dairy Academy Offers More Expertise for Dairy Farmer Clients

Published on Wednesday, 29th October 2014 in SAC Consulting news

Scotland’s Rural College has enhanced its service to the dairy industry.

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