Latest news

STF awards

SRUC Barony Campus Wins Two National Training ‘Oscars’

Published on Wednesday, 28th September 2016 in Barony Campus news

Congratulations go to the Barony Campus on winning two prestigious national training awards.

FAS Logo

New National Advisory Service Launched for Farmers and Crofters

Published on Wednesday, 28th September 2016 in SAC Consulting news

Scotland’s newly launched Farm Advisory Service is part of the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) which is co-funded by the EU and Scottish Government.

Claire simonetta

Ayr Student Shortlisted for National Agricultural Student of the Year

Published on Wednesday, 28th September 2016 in Ayr Campus news

A high-flying student from the Ayr Campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has been shortlisted for a national Agricultural Student of the Year award by a leading industry publication.

Soil testing

Valuing Your Soils: Two New Videos Give Farmers’ Advice to Others

Published on Wednesday, 28th September 2016 in Farming & Water Scotland news

It can take 500 years to replace 25 mm (1 inch) of top soil, yet in the UK it is estimated that 2.9 million tonnes of soil are eroded each year, and soil quality is diminished by poor practices.

Barony forestry students

Barony Forestry Staff & Students at UK’s Largest Industry Event

Published on Wednesday, 28th September 2016 in Barony Campus news

Staff and students from the Barony Campus of Scotland’s Rural College joined the 22,000 people attending the three days of Forestry’s largest industry event, the APF on Ragley Estate in Warwickshire.

Crop conference

Edinburgh Sunshine for European Agronomy Conference

Published on Wednesday, 28th September 2016 in Research news

Edinburgh sunshine welcomed some 270 international crop and systems specialists attending the 14th European Society for Agronomy (ESA) Conference.

CLAAS

New CLAAS Apprentices Start Their Training a Barony

Published on Wednesday, 28th September 2016 in Barony Campus news

The Barony campus of Scotland’s Rural College recently welcomed 12 new students enrolling for the Agricultural Technician Apprenticeship scheme run for agricultural machinery manufacturer CLAAS.

Iowa state corn meeting

Reflections on the USA

Published on Wednesday, 28th September 2016 in Aberdeen Campus news

Aberdeen based Dr Nick Prince recently completed a trip to the mid west of the USA as part of a Farmers Club Charitable Trust Award.

Anna Talks Stress in Switzerland

Published on Wednesday, 28th September 2016 in Research news

A trip to Zurich, supported by the SRUC Trust Fund, offered PhD student Anna Florence the opportunity to wide her discussions about the effects of stress and other challenges on growing crops.

Molvoda

From Cupar to Kiev for Matthew – next stop Belgrade

Published on Wednesday, 28th September 2016 in SAC Consulting news

Matthew Brown, based at the SAC Consulting office at Elmwood in Cupar, recently returned from EU Twinning project interview duties in Kiev, Ukraine’s impressive capital city.

Stf awards, team from Barony

Barony Campus Shortlisted for Two National Training ‘Oscars’

Published on Wednesday, 7th September 2016 in Barony Campus news

The Barony Campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has been shortlisted for two prestigious national training awards.

Leatherjackets

Living With Leatherjackets - Start Your Planning Now, Urge SRUC Researchers

Published on Monday, 5th September 2016 in Research news

With the loss of reliable chemical controls, experts at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) are advising farmers to start planning now if they want to limit leatherjacket damage to crops and grassland.

An Lòchran

SRUC is Key Tenant at New An Lòchran Hub in Inverness

Published on Wednesday, 7th September 2016 in About SRUC news

SRUC is a key tenant of a new collaborative centre in Inverness which was opened recently by Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

Idyllic rural scene

Joint Study Underway into Mental Health in Rural Scotland

Published on Wednesday, 7th September 2016 in Rural Policy Centre news

SRUC has joined forces with charity Support in Mind Scotland to run a survey to discover what it’s like to live with mental ill health in the country’s rural areas.

The SRUC Aberdeen team happy to reached the finish of the Great Glen Challenge.

Aberdeen Team Battle Rain to Complete Great Glen Challenge

Published on Wednesday, 7th September 2016 in About SRUC news

After much sweat – and lots of rain - but thankfully no blood or tears, an intrepid team from SRUC Aberdeen completed the RSABI team building ‘Great Glen Challenge’ fundraiser at the end of August.

Irene Camerlink

SRUC Researcher Wins Young Investigator Award

Published on Wednesday, 7th September 2016 in Research news

Irene Camerlink from the Animal Behaviour & Welfare team in Edinburgh is celebrating after wining a Young Investigators award from the International Society for Research on Aggression (ISRA).

Soil testing

The Answer Does Lie in the Soil for Skye Graziers and Growers

Published on Wednesday, 7th September 2016 in SAC Consulting news

Staff from the SAC Consulting Office in Portree had a busy day at Skye Show with their exhibit on the condition of the soils on the island.

Joanne Conington getting a selfie with Skippy

Livestock Geneticist Gives Keynote Address to Conference “Down Under”

Published on Wednesday, 7th September 2016 in Animal & Veterinary Sciences news

SRUC’s Livestock Geneticist Joanne Conington recently gave a keynote address at the conference of the joint Australian-New Zealand Societies of Animal Production in Adelaide, Australia.

Dr Barbra Harvie filming with Iain Stewart

SRUC Edinburgh Environment Lecturer in BBC Documentary

Published on Wednesday, 7th September 2016 in Education news

Dr Barbra Harvie, lecturer in the Environment & Countryside department at SRUC’s Edinburgh Campus, was invited to advise on and take part in the BBC documentary “Scotland’s First Oil Rush”.

SAC Consulting at LEADER Farm Diversification Event

Published on Wednesday, 7th September 2016 in SAC Consulting news

SAC Consulting will be represented at a forthcoming Farm Diversification and Rural Enterprise Event being held by the West Lothian LEADER Rural Funding Programme.

Ramularia

Sequencing Genes of Major Barley Disease an Important Step Towards Better Control

Published on Wednesday, 17th August 2016 in Research news

Scientists at SRUC, together with colleagues at the University of Edinburgh and Rothamsted Research, have unravelled the genome of Ramularia, a fungal disease attacking barley crops.

Heather kerr

SRUC Student Trio Enjoy Their Hands-on Work Placements with SAC Consulting

Published on Wednesday, 17th August 2016 in SAC Consulting news

A trio of third year students, studying at Scotland’s Rural College, have been enjoying their 10 week placements in local offices of SAC Consulting.

Sheep

Producing Sheep and Goats Needed for the Future - SRUC Contributes to Multi-Million Pound Research Project, Future Proofing an Industry

Published on Wednesday, 17th August 2016 in Research news

A team of researchers from Scotland’s Rural College is contributing to iSAGE, a new multi-million pound EU-funded research project aiming to future proof our sheep and goat farming industry.

Elmwood westfield

Elmwood Campus Helps Cook up a Recipe for Success at Local Nursery

Published on Wednesday, 17th August 2016 in Elmwood Campus news

The Elmwood Campus of SRUC has been helping cook up a recipe for success by contributing produce to the new Community Kitchen at Westfield Family Nurture Centre in Cupar.

Davy explaining

SRUC Raising Awareness of Hill Farming Challenges

Published on Wednesday, 17th August 2016 in Hill & Mountain Research Centre news

Staff at SRUC’s Hill & Mountain Research Centre have been travelling around Scotland but also half-way around the globe this summer, to raise awareness of the challenges facing hill farming.

John Deere

Nick’s Thoughts from the Mid West - an SRUC Reflection

Published on Wednesday, 17th August 2016 in Education news

In the first of two reports Nick reflects on how America’s mid-west states approach agricultural education.

Jim Gordon

Jim’s Long Service Recognised

Published on Wednesday, 17th August 2016 in Dairy@Dumfries news

SRUC’s Crichton Royal Farm Tractor Driver Jim Gordon’s 30 years of service to agriculture was recognised recently when he received a certificate awarded by the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society.

Dr Marta Piotrowska

SRUC Research Shared Internationally - Thanks to Trust Fund

Published on Wednesday, 17th August 2016 in Crop & Soils Systems news

Dr Marta Piotrowska, a researcher in Crop Protection and Soils at SRUC recently presented a paper at an international technical symposium in Germany, a trip made with the help of SRUC Trust funding.

More articles in the news archive.

SRUC news feed | About RSS.