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Nigel Miller Joins Visitors to Berwickshire farm Focussing on Efficiency

Published on Monday, 27th July 2015 in Farming For A Better Climate news

A Berwickshire farming business is the latest to open its doors and welcome neighbours and other local farmers exploring ideas for saving energy and other costs through improved business efficiency.

Alex Hilton with Heather Duff and Craig McKenzie talking to visitors

Tense Time for SRUC Student teams in Mains of Loirston Trust Winter Wheat Challenge

Published on Monday, 27th July 2015 in SAC Consulting news

Students from Scotland’s Rural College competing in this year’s Mains of Loirston Winter Wheat Challenge were looking for positive feedback at recent demonstrations.

Louise Paterson

SRUC Students Enjoying their Summer Placements with SAC Consulting

Published on Monday, 27th July 2015 in SAC Consulting news

Three third year students studying at Scotland’s Rural College are settling in well to their 10 week summer placements with SAC Consulting offices in Ayr, Inverness and Kirkwall.

Gina Marshall

SRUC Student Gina Gets to Grips with Her Orkney Summer Placement with SAC Consulting

Published on Monday, 27th July 2015 in SAC Consulting news

Orcadian Gina Marshall (20) , a third year BSc Applied Animal Science student from St Ola, is settling in to her 10 week placement with the Kirkwall office of SAC Consulting, part of SRUC.

SRUC Student Malcolm is Enjoying his Summer Placement with SAC Consulting in Inverness

Published on Monday, 27th July 2015 in SAC Consulting news

Black Isle farmer’s son Malcolm MacDonald(22), who has just completed the third year of his Honours degree course in Agriculture, has enjoyed the first few weeks of his 10 week placement.

Louise Paterson

SRUC Student Louise (Dumfries) Settles into her Summer Placement with SAC Consulting in Ayr

Published on Monday, 27th July 2015 in SAC Consulting news

Louise Paterson (20), a third year BSC Agriculture student from Amisfield in Dumfriesshire, is settling in to her 10 week placement with the Ayr office of SAC Consulting, part of SRUC.

SRUC Appoints New Chairman and Board Members

Published on Wednesday, 22nd July 2015 in About SRUC news

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has announced its new Chairman and the appointment of three new Board members, with effect from October this year.

Graduation 2015

SRUC Graduates Celebrate

Published on Wednesday, 15th July 2015 in Research news

More than 150 graduands attended the Scotland’s Rural College graduation ceremony on Friday 10 July 2015 at Bute Hall, University of Glasgow.

Newly recognised Professors and Readers

Eight SRUC Researchers Honoured at Graduation Ceremony

Published on Wednesday, 15th July 2015 in Research news

Eight accomplished members of staff from SRUC’s Research Division were conferred with Professorships and Readerships at SRUC’s summer graduation ceremony at Bute Hall, University of Glasgow.

Brian Connelly

Special Contribution by Teaching Staff Recognised at SRUC Graduation

Published on Wednesday, 15th July 2015 in Education news

Three members of teaching staff who have made a special contribution to the student experience were recognised with awards at the SRUC graduation ceremony in Glasgow on 10 July.

David McKenzie

Professor David McKenzie Retires

Published on Wednesday, 15th July 2015 in Research news

The SRUC graduation ceremony on 10 July was particularly special for SRUC’s Vice Principal Education Professor David McKenzie, since it was his final working day before retiring from SRUC.

Veterinary Disease Surveillance Consultation Draws to a Close

Published on Wednesday, 15th July 2015 in Veterinary Services news

Friday 10 July was the final day for submitting feedback to SRUC’s consultation on the future of veterinary disease surveillance in Scotland.

The First Minister with US students

First Minister Met American Pupils Learning to Golf at SRUC's Elmwood Golf Course

Published on Wednesday, 15th July 2015 in Education news

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited SRUC’s Elmwood Golf Course in Fife on Monday 6 July, to learn more about the American summer student exchange programme currently underway.

Wooden dam

Major peatland restoration work ongoing at SRUC’s Kirkton & Auchtertyre Farms

Published on Wednesday, 15th July 2015 in Research news

A major peatland restoration project, led by Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park in collaboration with SRUC and Luss Estates, will help reduce the effects of climate change.

Matthew Brown with co-author, Mr Valentin Dereviankin, in the main meeting room of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine in Kiev

Ukraine Benefiting from SAC Consulting’s Transferable Skills

Published on Wednesday, 15th July 2015 in SAC Consulting news

Matthew Brown of SAC Consulting Solutions has just completed a successful, 20 day assignment on behalf of the EU Delegation to Ukraine.

Valerie Dubuc, one of three lecturers accompanying the group, translating questions from the students during John Holland’s presentation out on the hills above the farms.

Auld alliance alive and well at SRUC's Kirkton & Auchtertyre Farms

Published on Wednesday, 15th July 2015 in Research news

A group of 40 French students recently visited SRUC’s Kirkton & Auchtertrye upland research farms to hear about the agricultural and environmental challenges facing Scottish hill farmers.

Scotland's Berry Trail

Scotland's Berry Trail Launched

Published on Wednesday, 15th July 2015 in SAC Consulting news

Scotland has recently launched a Berry Trail, supported by SRUC, which celebrates and promotes berry farmers throughout the country, during their short but sweet growing season.

SRUC and Students Association Secure 'Responsible Futures'

Published on Tuesday, 14th July 2015 in About SRUC news

Scotland’s Rural College and SRUC’s Student Association have gained recognition for their commitment to sustainability under the National Union of Students’ Responsible Futures initiative.

Local Communities Should Play a Key Role in Land Use Decisions

Published on Tuesday, 14th July 2015 in Rural Policy Centre news

Local communities should have a fuller role in decisions on how land is used in Dumfries and Galloway, according to local body the Crichton Institute (CI).

Joseph Williams

Prizewinning SRUC Agriculture Graduate Heads ‘Down Under’ to Work in New Zealand

Published on Monday, 13th July 2015 in Education news

Agriculture graduate Joseph Williams, who has just graduated from SRUC with a First Class Honours degree, was also awarded the Watson Peat Trophy for the best Honours graduate at the Ayr Campus.

Ross Learmonth

Norvite Scholarship Yields Benefits for SRUC Prizewinning Graduate Ross

Published on Monday, 13th July 2015 in Education news

Ross Learmonth, who has just graduated with a First Class Honours degree, acknowledges the role an innovative partnership between SRUC and feed company Norvite played in his success.

Award for Lifetime Achievement in Teaching for SRUC Ayr Lecturer Joy Gladstone

Published on Friday, 10th July 2015 in Education news

Scotland’s Rural College lecturer Joy Gladstone, who has spent all of her career in Ayr, is this year’s recipient of the Principal’s Lifetime Teaching Award.

Phil Lusby

Botanic’s Horticulture Lecturer Voted Tops by his SRUC Students

Published on Friday, 10th July 2015 in Education news

Horticulture students at Scotland’s Rural College described lecturer Phil Lusby as a teacher who stands out and makes a difference, when they nominated him for the “Excellence in Teaching Award”.

Brian Connelly

Barony Lecturer Brian Voted Tops by SRUC Students

Published on Friday, 10th July 2015 in Education news

Students at the Barony campus of Scotland’s Rural College nominated lecturer Brian Connolly for an Excellence in Teaching Award which he received during the SRUC graduation ceremony.

Douglas Bell and Steven Thomson

SRUC’s CAP Crusaders Win Award for Excellence in Advisory Work

Published on Friday, 10th July 2015 in SAC Consulting news

Consultant Douglas Bell and researcher Steven Thomson, both well known and respected members of SRUC staff, have shared an award.

SRUC Researchers Awarded Readership Posts in Recognition of Contribution to their Science

Published on Friday, 10th July 2015 in Research news

Two senior researchers from Scotland’s Rural College received advancement to the status of Reader during SRUC’s annual graduation ceremony at Bute Hall, University of Glasgow on Friday 10 July 2015.

Dr Eileen Wall Appointed a Professor for Contribution to Advances in Livestock Breeding

Published on Friday, 10th July 2015 in Research news

Dr Eileen Wall, a livestock breeding expert at Scotland’s Rural College was awarded a Professorship in Integrative Livestock Genetics at SRUC’s annual Graduation ceremony.

Sarah Skerratt Appointed SRUC Professor of Rural Society and Policy

Published on Friday, 10th July 2015 in Research news

Social scientist and expert in rural community issues Dr Sarah Skerratt has been awarded an SRUC Professorship in Rural Society and Policy during the Scotland’s Rural College graduation ceremony.

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