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Prof Geoff Simm

SRUC Wishes Professor Geoff Simm Well in His New Role

Published on Tuesday, 28th June 2016 in About SRUC news

Professor Geoff Simm leaves SRUC to take up a new role as Head of the University of Edinburgh’s Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security with thanks and very best wishes for the future.

Statement from the Acting Chief Executive regarding the EU referendum

Published on Tuesday, 28th June 2016 in About SRUC news

It is clear that we may have to wait to know when negotiations on UK’s exit from the EU will begin. SRUC will monitor the situation closely and liaise with our partners over any developments.

SRUC CEO and Principal Janet Swadling, with SRUC Chair Pat Machray and Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing.

Farming Sector should Encourage more Women into the Industry

Published on Friday, 24th June 2016 in About SRUC news

The farming sector needs to encourage more female participation in the industry and promote the significant role of women already working in agriculture.

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MBE for SRUC Barony Lecturer Tom Karas

Published on Tuesday, 21st June 2016 in Barony Campus news

The award of an MBE in the Queens Birthday Honours list to Tom Karas, lecturer at SRUC's Barony Campus, has been warmly welcomed by students and colleagues across the organisation.

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New Student Leadership Team Elected at Scotland’s Rural College

Published on Tuesday, 21st June 2016 in About SRUC news

The new team to lead the award winning Scotland’s Rural College Students Association (SRUCSA) through 2016/17 has just been elected and take up their posts in July.

Final planting of the SRUC Oatridge WW1 allotment is almost in place for this year’s Royal Highland Show.

Oatridge WW1 Allotment Project Goes on Display at Royal Highland Show

Published on Tuesday, 21st June 2016 in Education news

A First World War inspired allotment project run by the Oatridge Campus of Scotland’s Rural College will be going on display at this year’s Royal Highland Show.

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SRUC Board Visit to Kirkton

Published on Tuesday, 21st June 2016 in Hill & Mountain Research Centre news

Members of SRUC’s board and senior management team recently paid a visit to Kirkton and Auchtertyre farms near Crianlarich – home to SRUC’s upland research facilities.

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Barony Art Competition Winner Receives Prize

Published on Tuesday, 21st June 2016 in Education news

The winner of the SRUC Barony Award art competition for senior pupils recently received his prize at a presentation at his school, St. Joseph's College in Dumfries.

Aluna Chawala

Developing a More Human Approach to Animal Science

Published on Tuesday, 21st June 2016 in Research news

An SRUC PhD student will combine social science with animal genetics in an attempt to help African dairy farmers breed the ideal cow for their environment.

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SRUC on Display at Big Nature Festival

Published on Tuesday, 21st June 2016 in Countryside news

SRUC was on display at the recent Big Nature Festival to highlight the college’s Environment and Countryside Management courses.

Farming & Water Scotland tent

New Show Feature Focuses on Farming and Water

Published on Tuesday, 21st June 2016 in Farming & Water Scotland news

Farmers and land managers are being welcomed to a new show attraction this year.

Winter wheat challenge

Winter Wheat Challenge Competitors Prepare for Public Scrutiny

Published on Tuesday, 21st June 2016 in Education news

The 2015-16 Winter Wheat Challenge, organised across three crop trial sites by Scotland’s Rural College and supported by the Mains of Loirston Trust, is rapidly nearing its conclusion.

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Grantown Farmer Hosts Event Looking at More Efficient Livestock Farming

Published on Tuesday, 21st June 2016 in SAC Consulting news

A chance to look round a successful local farm and quiz an industry panel is on offer as the well respected MacDonald family hosts a free event at their Castle Grant Home Farm on Tuesday 5 July.

Hive Jive garden

SRUC Students Buzzing After Premier Gold Award Win at Gardening Scotland

Published on Wednesday, 8th June 2016 in Horticulture news

SRUC’s garden design students have excelled themselves with their creativity, imagination and flair winning the coveted Premier Gold Medal for their show garden at Gardening Scotland.

SRUC 2016 Prospectus

Scotland’s Rural College Prospectus Shortlisted for UK marketing ‘Oscars’

Published on Wednesday, 8th June 2016 in Education news

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has been shortlisted for a prestigious higher education marketing award for the 2016 Prospectus.

David James

SRUC Staff Celebrate Nominations in Prestigious Education Awards

Published on Friday, 3rd June 2016 in Education news

SRUC staff are celebrating after being shortlisted for the Herald Higher Education Awards.

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Inspiring words and Inspiring Students at SRUC Elmwood Awards Ceremony

Published on Wednesday, 8th June 2016 in Education news

Students attending the annual prize giving at the Elmwood Campus of SRUC were reminded that a commitment to lifelong learning ensured they always had the right skills at the right time.

Brothers James and Daniel Gray-McNicol trying out a giant tractor for size.

Barony Dazzles as Open Day is a Sunny Success

Published on Tuesday, 31st May 2016 in Education news

Bright sunshine brought out more than 3,000 visitors to Sunday’s Open Day at the Barony Campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).

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SRUC Elmwood Campus students repair footpath at wilderness site

Published on Friday, 27th May 2016 in Elmwood Campus news

Countryside Management students at SRUC Elmwood Campus have been learning “on the job” during a recent work week where they repaired a stretch of footpath at a remote wilderness site in Sutherland.

Martina Bradacova

SRUC Ayr Activity Tourism Student Reaches Finals of Prestigious National Business Competition

Published on Monday, 30th May 2016 in Education news

A Czech student studying Activity Tourism Management at the Ayr campus of Scotland’s Rural College reached the finals of a prestigious national business competition for budding product inventors.

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Volunteer Tutors Important Contributors to SRUC English Language Service for Newcomers

Published on Wednesday, 8th June 2016 in Education news

Have you thought about volunteering to teach English to those who speak other languages?

Students in Mar Lodge ballroom with Stags heads shot in the Victorian era.

SRUC Aberdeen Students Learn from Conservation Field Trip to Mar Lodge Estate

Published on Wednesday, 8th June 2016 in Education news

Countryside Management students at SRUC Aberdeen Campus have been learning outside the classroom during a recent field trip to the local Mar Lodge Estate near Braemar.

Now You See it Now You Don’t for Pondhoppers

Published on Wednesday, 8th June 2016 in About SRUC news

It was a case of now you see it now you don’t during a visit to SRUC Edinburgh by a group of students and staff from a US university.

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And the Winners are … Future of Farming Art Competition winners announced

Published on Wednesday, 8th June 2016 in Research news

The winners of Scotland’s Rural College nationwide art competition have been announced - after much deliberation from the judges due to the high standard of entries.

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From Divot Filling to Course Management – Award for SRUC Elmwood’s Peteris

Published on Monday, 6th June 2016 in Education news

A Latvian student who began as a seasonal divot filler at St Andrews has just won an award as the best Golf Course Management student at Cupar’s SRUC Elmwood campus.

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Cooking with Grass – Energy Production Message from SRUC Grass-Seed Trade Day

Published on Thursday, 26th May 2016 in Research news

With despite uncertainty over future levels of subsidy for energy production there is still considerable interest in using grass as a feedstock for on-farm anaerobic digestors (AD).

Mizeck Chagunda

SRUC’s Mizeck Chagunda explains how Scotland is supporting Malawi’s economy through well known magic beans

Published on Thursday, 26th May 2016 in International Activities news

SRUC’s Mizeck Chagunda, Reader in Diary Science and Vice Chair of the Scotland Malawi Partnership, has high praise for coffee growing in Malawi.

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Veterinary Disease Surveillance in Inverness and Ayr: SRUC Update

Published on Thursday, 26th May 2016 in Veterinary Services news

Staff working in SRUC’s Veterinary Disease Surveillance Centres based in Inverness and Ayr have been informed of changes to the service which will ensure clients in both regions are well served.

Scotgrass tractor

Successful ScotGrass 2016 – SRUC Hosts Congratulated

Published on Thursday, 26th May 2016 in About SRUC news

Scotgrass 2016, which took place at SRUC’s Crichton Royal Farm, has been judged a great success, despite the difficulties agriculture and in particular the dairy and livestock sectors are facing.

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Valuing Your Soils: New Guidance for Scottish Farmers, Crofters & Land Managers

Published on Thursday, 26th May 2016 in SAC Consulting 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.

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