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Field of Dreams for Allotment Open Day at SRUC Oatridge

Published on Tuesday, 16th September 2014 in Education news

There was a great turn out for the Allotment Open Day held at SRUC Oatridge Campus recently.

SAC Consulting Advises Farmers to Assess Impact of CAP Sooner rather than Later

Published on Tuesday, 16th September 2014 in SAC Consulting news

Through its SAC Consulting division Scotland’s Rural College is encouraging farmers in Scotland to assess the impact of the coming CAP reforms sooner rather than later.

Consultant David Keiley Heads the Dairy Team at Scotland’s Rural College

Published on Tuesday, 16th September 2014 in SAC Consulting news

Dumfries based David Keiley has been appointed Senior Dairy Specialist with SAC Consulting, part of Scotland’s Rural College.

Tackling the Growing Problem of Horse Obesity

Published on Thursday, 11th September 2014 in SAC Consulting news

The vastly growing problem of horse obesity will be the subject of two free SAC Consulting events held in the north east in October.

Free Event on Looking After Livestock in Winter

Published on Thursday, 11th September 2014 in SAC Consulting news

Pneumonia vaccines and sheep and cattle inspections will be just two of the topics up for discussion at a Planning for Winter Success event in Caithness on 30 September.

Profiting from improved efficiency - Ross-shire Farm Opens its Doors to Ideas

Published on Wednesday, 10th September 2014 in SAC Consulting news

A livestock farming family are collaborating with two other Highland families in a Scottish Government funded programme aimed at improving farm efficiency and reducing the industry’s carbon footprint.

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BBC Alba Captures Kirkton & Auchtertyre Open Day on Camera

Published on Wednesday, 10th September 2014 in Research news

Last week saw a very successful Open Day at SRUC’s Kirkton & Auchtertyre hill farms.

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Student Research Suggests the School Run Raises Pupils' Exposure to Air Pollution

Published on Wednesday, 10th September 2014 in Education news

Research by an Honours Degree student at SRUC revealed that the levels of traffic pollution around some Edinburgh schools are significantly higher during term time than during the school holidays.

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Crichton Institute asks Young People in Dumfries and Galloway to look to the Future

Published on Wednesday, 10th September 2014 in SRUC news

Young people are vital to the future of Scotland’s rural areas: they bring ideas, energy, enthusiasm and skills.

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SRUC Installs Defibrillators On Nine Key Sites

Published on Wednesday, 10th September 2014 in Campuses & Offices news

Scotland’s Rural College has installed defibrillators on all of its campuses; Barony, Elmwood, Edinburgh, Oatridge, Aberdeen and Ayr.

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Prospective Students Come From Far and Wide to SRUC Open Days

Published on Wednesday, 10th September 2014 in Education news

Recent open days held across the country at SRUC campuses have seen over 150 students keen to take up careers in the land-based industries.

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Christine’s Presidential Calling

Published on Wednesday, 10th September 2014 in Crop & Soils Systems news

SRUC’s Professor Christine Watson has been named the new President of the European Society of Agronomy (ESA).

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Farmers Help Feed the Birds

Published on Wednesday, 10th September 2014 in SAC Consulting news

The RSPB, Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) and SAC Consulting plan to team up with farmers to help them improve the condition of their soil, and help increase the local wading bird population.

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Profiting from Improved Efficiency – Ayrshire Farm Opens its Doors to Ideas

Published on Wednesday, 10th September 2014 in Farming For A Better Climate news

An Ayrshire dairy farm is making its contribution to a Scottish Government funded programme aimed at improving farm efficiency and reducing the industry’s carbon footprint.

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SRUC Student Employability Recognised Again Following Independent Review

Published on Tuesday, 26th August 2014 in Education news

SRUC has a comprehensive approach to developing the employability of its Higher Education students, an independent review has concluded.

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Farmers Sought for Nationwide Dung Sampling Programme Investigating E. coli O157

Published on Tuesday, 26th August 2014 in Research news

Scientists from Scotland’s Rural College are inviting farmers’ help for a GB wide dung sample survey investigating the prevalence of E. coli O157 infection amongst cattle destined for the food chain.

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SRUC Students and SAC Consultants Gain from Summer Placement Programme

Published on Tuesday, 26th August 2014 in Education news

Third year students from Scotland’s Rural College have found summer placements in the College’s SAC Consulting Division incredibly helpful to both their studies and their future career prospects.

Life Sciences Minister George Freeman visits RIB

New Life Sciences Minister Visits Bush

Published on Tuesday, 26th August 2014 in Research news

The new Life Sciences Minister George Freeman met with SRUC’s Vice Principal Research Geoff Simm on a recent tour of the Roslin Institute Building.

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New Project to Help Pig Producers Select the Best Mothers for High Welfare Systems

Published on Tuesday, 26th August 2014 in Research news

Animal welfare scientists are helping Sainsbury’s identify ‘good mums’ for free farrowing systems on their pig farms.

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Farm and Industry Open Day at SRUC’s Crianlarich Hill Farms: A Positive Way Forward

Published on Tuesday, 26th August 2014 in Research news

There will be much to hear about and see during the Open Day planned by Scotland’s Rural College at their Kirkton & Auchtertyre hill farms, near Crianlarich, on Wednesday 3 September.

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Tackling the Growing Problem of Horse Obesity

Published on Tuesday, 26th August 2014 in SAC Consulting news

The vastly growing problem of horse obesity will be the subject of three coming SAC Consulting events with the first held just outside Glasgow on Friday 29 August.

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New Round of Sheep Focus Farm Meetings Announced

Published on Tuesday, 26th August 2014 in SAC Consulting news

Staff from the Kendal office of SAC Consulting are running a series of sheep focus farm meetings in Cumbria and Lancashire.

Skills for Chefs Elmwood 2014

Elmwood Catering Students’ Success in Sheffield

Published on Tuesday, 26th August 2014 in Education news

Three Professional Cookery students from the Elmwood Campus of Scotland’s Rural College returned from this years Skills for Chefs conference in Sheffield with an award and high praise.

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SRUC Researcher Gets an Asian Perspective

Published on Tuesday, 26th August 2014 in Research news

Dr Jill Mackay, an animal behaviour and welfare researcher with Scotland’s Rural College, was invited to speak in Taiwan at an annual meeting organised by World Animal Protection.

Rural Connect Wonderful Wild Wednesday Project.

Wonderful Wild Wednesdays Reach the End of the Road

Published on Tuesday, 26th August 2014 in Education news

West Lothian parents and children went wild over the summer attending Rural Connect’s Wonderful Wild Wednesday Roadshows during the school holidays.

Equine Obesity workshops

Practical Event on Managing Grassland for Horses - Campbeltown

Published on Tuesday, 26th August 2014 in SAC Consulting news

SAC Consulting, in conjunction with the British Horse Society Scotland, is running a workshop on restoring and managing grassland for horses.

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