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Housing Dairy Cattle can Reduce their Greenhouse Gas Emissions by a Quarter

Published on Wednesday, 16th April 2014 in Research news

Research from SRUC has found that greenhouse gas emissions from dairy cattle can be significantly reduced through housing dairy cows all year round and breeding them for increased productivity.

Crichton buildings

More Joint Working Needed to Raise South of Scotland’s Profile

Published on Wednesday, 16th April 2014 in Research news

Increased collaboration between local authorities, academics, third and private sectors would raise Southern Scotland's profile nationally and beyond, says a new briefing by the Crichton Institute.

Fiona Bannerman

Fiona off to NZ After Farmers Club Awards

Published on Wednesday, 16th April 2014 in SAC Consulting news

Fiona Bannerman, a Veterinary Investigation Officer working at SRUC’s Inverness Disease Surveillance Centre, is to study health issues linked to Kiwi Deer Farming.

Dancing Cows - Oatridge Farm Open Day

Bigger, Better, Beefier Farm Open Day - SRUC Oatridge Campus Welcomes Visitors

Published on Wednesday, 16th April 2014 in SAC Consulting news

The Oatridge Campus of Scotland’s Rural College, in collaboration with Rural Connect are throwing open the gates again for the 2014 Farm Open Day!

Remote Working Hub

Craibstone MUSIC Project “Better than Working from Home”

Published on Wednesday, 16th April 2014 in Education news

Ten people recently met at the Craibstone campus of Scotland’s Rural College to try out an alternative to working from home.

Elmwood cookery

Elmwood Chefs’ Skills take them to National Final

Published on Wednesday, 16th April 2014 in Education news

Three Professional Cookery students from the Elmwood campus of Scotland’s Rural College have won through to the final of The 2014 Young Restaurant Team of the Year.

Riverside community garden - Melanie Hall (SAUWS)

Riverside Community Garden Takes Root at Ayr Campus

Published on Wednesday, 16th April 2014 in Education news

Designs by two Garden Design students at Scotland's Rural College Ayr campus form the basis of a new Riverside Community Garden which aims to encourage staff to get active in helping the environment.

Ann Burns - Oatridge Lantra day

Getting the Message across about the Land-based Sector

Published on Wednesday, 16th April 2014 in Education news

SRUC and Lantra recently ran a very successful careers seminar at the Oatridge Campus of Scotland’s Rural College.

Potato Roguers

Seeking a Parcel of Roguers for the Nation’s Seed Potato Industry

Published on Wednesday, 16th April 2014 in SAC Consulting news

A Scottish industry worthy some £221 million a year depends on the work of a “parcel of roguers” and it needs more.

Winter Oilseed Rape

SRUC Researcher Leads Project Taking a Fresh Look at Nutritional Value of UK Oilseed Rape Meal Pigs and Poultry

Published on Wednesday, 2nd April 2014 in Research news

Dr Jos Houdijk, a researcher with Scotland’s Rural College, is leading a research consortium re-examining the nutritional value of Oil Seed Rape meal fed to pigs and poultry.

Dairy Student of the Year 2014 - Andrew Taylor

Scotland’s Rural College Student from Ayrshire Takes National “Dairy Student of the Year” Title – RABDF/De Lacy Executive Award

Published on Wednesday, 2nd April 2014 in Education news

Andrew Taylor, a second year student studying BSc (Hons) Agriculture at Scotland’s Rural College in Ayr has won the prestigious Dairy Student of the Year competition.

John Vipond, Senior Sheep Consultant

John Vipond Shares Sheep Industy Award for Outstanding Contribution

Published on Wednesday, 2nd April 2014 in SAC Consulting news

SRUC’s Senior Sheep Consultant Dr John Vipond recently became a joint winner of the George Hedley Memorial Award, presented for services to the sheep industry by the National Sheep Association.

SRUC NSPCC garden designers

Delight as NSPCC and Scotland’s Rural College win Artisan Garden Design Award

Published on Wednesday, 2nd April 2014 in Education news

NSPCC Scotland and students from SRUC’s Ayr campus are celebrating after their entry to this year’s Gardening Scotland event won an Artisan Garden Design award for its ‘stylish and desirable’ design.

Michelle and Opal, Garden Design Students

Space: the Final Frontier for Garden Design Students – SRUC Edinburgh Preparing Entry for Gardening Scotland

Published on Wednesday, 2nd April 2014 in Education news

Garden Design students at Scotland’s Rural College have looked into space when preparing their Show Garden for this years Gardening Scotland event.

SCONUL Design Award - Riverside Campus Library

Ayr Campus Library Unveils design Award

Published on Wednesday, 2nd April 2014 in Education news

Staff from SRUC Ayr Riverside campus joined colleagues from University of the West of Scotland (UWS) at the unveiling of the prestigious SCONUL Design Award, won for their Campus Library.

Newt Survey

Night time Newt Hunt at Elmwood

Published on Wednesday, 2nd April 2014 in Education news

With spring underway and frog spawn beginning to appear a course on the identification and handling of frogs, toads and especially newts was organised recently on SRUC’s Elmwood Golf Course.

SRUC-SEPA Conference

Balancing the Demands on our Landscape - SRUC-SEPA Conference

Published on Wednesday, 2nd April 2014 in Research news

The 2014 SRUC/SEPA conference to be held in Edinburgh on 15 and 16 April will address the issues involved in delivering multiple benefits from our land.

cattle scab mite

First Case of Cattle Scab Found in Scotland - SRUC Urges Farmers to be Vigilant

Published on Tuesday, 25th March 2014 in SAC Consulting news

The first case of cattle scab to be confirmed in Scotland since the early 1980s has been diagnosed by vets at SAC Consulting’s St Boswells Veterinary Investigation Centre.

Dairy cattle

Student Andrew Taylor Makes London Final

Published on Tuesday, 25th March 2014 in Ayr Campus news

Ayrshire young farmer Andrew Taylor, an agriculture student at the Riverside campus of Scotland’s Rural College is one of four to reach the London final of a national dairy competition.

WW1 garden at Oatridge

SRUC Receives Funding to Create a WW1 Style Allotment

Published on Tuesday, 25th March 2014 in Oatridge Campus news

Scotland’s Rural College has received £10,000 funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to design and build a First World War inspired allotment on their Oatridge Campus in West Lothian.

Post Grad Conference 2014

SRUC Postgraduate Research Continues to Break New Ground

Published on Tuesday, 25th March 2014 in Education news

At this year's postgraduate conference third year researchers Jessica Hopkins and Nicola Winning won the chance to represent SRUC at an inter research institute competition.

Stephanie Smith STEM lectures

Here Come the Girls!

Published on Tuesday, 25th March 2014 in Research news

Some of SRUC’s female researchers have been out and about telling young girls (and boys in some cases!) why they should consider a career in science.

Fritha Langford

Thousands Sign Up to Free Online Course on Animal Welfare

Published on Tuesday, 25th March 2014 in Animal Behaviour & Welfare news

Nearly nine thousand people have signed up to the first Massive Open Online Course, or Mooc, on animal behaviour and welfare.

Tree planting at Holmes Park, Broxburn

Tree Planting Project Takes Root

Published on Tuesday, 25th March 2014 in Education news

Pupils at Our Lady’s Primary School in Stoneyburn put down some new roots recently assisted by horticulture students from the Oatridge Campus of Scotland's Rural College.

SRUC and University of Edinburgh

SRUC and University of Edinburgh Explore Closer Alignment – A Vote of Confidence in the Future of Scotland’s Agriculture

Published on Friday, 21st March 2014 in SRUC news

Scotland’s Rural College and the University of Edinburgh have announced they are exploring a closer degree of collaboration - a move with the potential to create an influential force in agriculture.

Cameron Tasker Horticultural Prize

SRUC Student Stands Among Gardening Greats!

Published on Friday, 21st March 2014 in Education news

A horticulture student from Scotland’s Rural College has won a prestigious horticultural prize.

Barony Industry day

SRUC Barony Meeting an Industry First for Land-based Engineering

Published on Friday, 21st March 2014 in Barony Campus news

How to provide the land-based engineers and technicians of the future - that was the aim of a recent successful meeting hosted on the Barony Campus of Scotland’s Rural College near Dumfries.

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