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New National Advisory Service Launched for Farmers and Crofters

Published on Tuesday, 20th September 2016 in SAC Consulting news

Scotland’s new Farm Advisory Service (FAS) launches today. The FAS forms part of the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) which is co-funded by the EU and Scottish Government.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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SRUC Alerts Firefighters to On-Farm Risks

Published on Wednesday, 17th August 2016 in Dairy Research Centre news

Members of Green Watch from Dumfries Fire Station recently visited SRUC’s Crichton Royal Dairy Research Farm outside the town to increase their awareness of fire hazards on a modern dairy farm.

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Oatridge Horticultural Student Reaches Finals of Top UK Landscaping Competition

Published on Wednesday, 3rd August 2016 in Oatridge Campus news

A horticultural student from the Oatridge Campus of SRUC has reached the finals of a prestigious UK-wide landscaping competition.

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More Options for Scrapie Testing Make Exporting Easier for Elite Sheep and Goat Breeders

Published on Wednesday, 3rd August 2016 in SAC Consulting news

British farmers with elite sheep flocks or goat herds now have easier access to the testing facilities needed for export approval.

Adrian Philbey experiencing piglets from a novel perspective.

SRUC Hosts Session on Importance of Playtime for Piglets

Published on Wednesday, 3rd August 2016 in Research news

It’s one thing to make toys for your children… but what about your pigs?!

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Ayr Student Wins Prestigious Bayeux Prize

Published on Wednesday, 3rd August 2016 in Ayr Campus news

An honours graduate in Countryside Management at SRUC Ayr has won the college’s prestigious Bayeux Prize after overcoming a series of considerable personal challenges to be successful in her studies.

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Edinburgh Student Wins Land Rover Bursary

Published on Wednesday, 3rd August 2016 in Education news

A BSc honours student studying at SRUC Edinburgh has become one of five people across the UK to win a sought-after bursary from car manufacturer Land Rover.

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Oatridge Equine Team Leader Wins Top Conference Award

Published on Wednesday, 3rd August 2016 in Oatridge Campus news

Louise Bulmer, the Equine Programme Leader at SRUC Oatridge has received industry recognition for her presentation at a recent top conference.

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Fast and the Furry-ious ….

Published on Wednesday, 3rd August 2016 in Ayr Campus news

Dogs are a fundamental part of rural life – but these working dogs also excel at dog sports like agility and flyball.

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Kirkton Open Day: 18 August 2016

Published on Wednesday, 3rd August 2016 in Hill & Mountain Research Centre news

Annual Open Day at Kirkton & Auchtertyre farms.

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New Project Aims to Raise Lamb Survival Rates by 5%

Published on Wednesday, 20th July 2016 in Research news

Five focus farmers have been selected for a new “Live Lambs” project, facilitated by Scotland’s Rural College and aimed at improving lamb survival.

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