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"BeefMonitor" at Royal Highland Show

SRUC Celebrates Success at the 2015 Highland Show with its Popular Pie Themed Pavilion

Published on Wednesday, 1st July 2015 in About SRUC news

The Royal Highland Show is one of the most exciting dates in the agricultural calendar and this year was no exception with the SRUC pavilion positively buzzing across all four days.

Thermal image of the Titan Arum

A Close Encounter With One of the World’s Tallest and Smelliest Flowers!

Published on Wednesday, 1st July 2015 in Research news

SRUC’s Marianne Farish has been recording thermal images of the world’s largest flower, the Titan Arum (corpse plant) at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE).

Barony award winners

SRUC Barony Students Reminded that with Belief Everything is Possible

Published on Wednesday, 1st July 2015 in Barony Campus news

BAFTA winning film director Seth Gardner congratulated students at their annual awards ceremony at the Barony campus of Scotland’s Rural College.

Alistair Marshall with Tom Karas

Barony’s Tom Awarded for his Exceptional Contribution

Published on Wednesday, 1st July 2015 in Barony Campus news

Tom Karas, a popular lecturer at the Barony campus of Scotland’s Rural College got the shock of his life when he ended up as one of the award winners at the College annual prize giving.

Rushes

To Control Farm Rushes - Look to Your Soil!

Published on Wednesday, 1st July 2015 in Research Farms news

Look to your soil if you want to control rushes on your farm.

Highland Sheep

SRUC Prominent at Highland Sheep

Published on Wednesday, 1st July 2015 in SAC Consulting news

The strength of the contingent of SRUC researchers and consultants at the recent Highland Sheep event highlighted the many ways that Scotland’s Rural College supports sheep farmers.

The two SRUC students with SAOS colleagues, Katie Downie, 3rd from left, Claire Zimmerman 4th from left.

Co-operation wins Irish Study Trip for SRUC Craibstone Students

Published on Wednesday, 1st July 2015 in Education news

Two students from Scotland’s Rural College have just returned from a study trip to Cork which they won in a competition organised by SAOS the body promoting co-operation in Scotland.

Kay Russell

Award in Copenhagen for Kay Russell

Published on Wednesday, 1st July 2015 in Research news

PhD student Kay Russell, working with the Animal and Veterinary Sciences Group at SRUC, won the best poster presentation award at the 1st International Conference on Necrotic Enteritis in Poultry.

Emma Parvin (far right), Joanna Breeze (hair net) and Helen Parker with other entrants and lecturer Caroline Daniels following their visit to Bridge of Allan.

SRUC Students Fit for Retail

Published on Wednesday, 1st July 2015 in Education news

Two of the three students from Scotland’s Rural College who won the new “Fit for Retail” competition organised by Scotbeef and M&S collected their awards at the Royal Highland Show.

Reminder: Veterinary Disease Surveillance Consultation

Published on Monday, 29th June 2015 in Veterinary Services news

SRUC’s consultation on the future of veterinary disease surveillance in Scotland closes in just under two weeks’ time, on 10 July 2015.

Helen Parker from Kemnay

SRUC Student from Kemnay Makes Birmingham Final of National Competition

Published on Monday, 29th June 2015 in Education news

Helen Parker from Kemnay, a second year Agriculture student at the Aberdeen campus of Scotland’s Rural College, has reached the UK final of a competition about animal health.

Some of the Interns at the Highland Show L-R: Skye Rose, James MacIver, Dean Cruickshank, Liam Marr & Scott Kyle, Brian Williams SRUC and Peter Wood, Training Manager, Ringlink Services

New Farm Internship Programme Underway - SRUC and Ringlink Delighted with Progress in First Weeks

Published on Thursday, 25th June 2015 in About SRUC news

Scotland’s Rural College and Ringlink Scotland, the UK’s largest agricultural business co-operative, are delighted with the progress of their latest group of farming interns.

SRUC/University of Edinburgh Discussions

Published on Wednesday, 24th June 2015 in About SRUC news

After significant consideration, SRUC and the University of Edinburgh have agreed to build on their existing strong relationship and to continue to work closely as independent institutions.

Cereals in Practice – Popular Specialist Event Moves to NE Scotland

Published on Tuesday, 23rd June 2015 in Crop & Soils Systems news

You are invited to attend a press briefing before this year’s Cereals in Practice event held on Kirkton farm, Kinellar, Aberdeenshire on Thursday 2 July.

Summer school students

SRUC Oatridge Hosted Successful Summer Schools for Students from USA

Published on Saturday, 20th June 2015 in Education news

SRUC’s Oatridge Campus was delighted to welcome 22 American University students during the month of June as it opened its doors for its popular summer schools in Equine studies and in Ecology.

SRUC Welcomes Scottish Agriculture Discussion Document

Published on Friday, 19th June 2015 in About SRUC news

SRUC has welcomed the launch today (19 June 2015) of the Scottish Government’s discussion document about the future of Scottish agriculture.

Royal Highland Show

SRUC Plans a Packed Highland Show

Published on Wednesday, 17th June 2015 in About SRUC news

The Royal Highland Show is one of the most exciting dates on the agricultural calendar.

Gary McGillivray (Vice President) and Alex Robb (President)

New Student Leadership Team Elected at Scotland’s Rural College

Published on Wednesday, 17th June 2015 in Students Association (SRUCSA) news

The new team to lead the Scotland’s Rural College Students Association (SRUCSA) through 2015/16 has just been elected and take up their posts in July.

Agricultural Professional Practice postcard

SRUC Launches Unique New Benchmark Qualification for Agricultural Professionals

Published on Wednesday, 17th June 2015 in Education news

A unique new professional qualification, designed by Scotland’s Rural College for agricultural consultants and other sector specialists, has been welcomed by industry representatives.

Open farm Sunday at Kirkton & Auchtertyre

Dry Day Boosts Open Farm Sunday Success at Kirkton & Auchtertyre

Published on Wednesday, 17th June 2015 in Research news

A dry day encouraged more than a hundred visitors to Open Farm Sunday at Scotland’s Rural College’s research farms near Crianlarich.

Organic silage crop

As Slow Spring Reduces Silage Yields SRUC Suggests Now is the Time to Consider Draff as a Supplement

Published on Wednesday, 17th June 2015 in SAC Consulting news

SRUC suggests farmers whose first cut of silage had been less than expected should consider ensiling draff, a valuable residue from the whisky making process, to boost winter feed supplies.

CPD Vets

Productive Year for Veterinary & Advisory Services Programme

Published on Wednesday, 17th June 2015 in Veterinary Services news

Activities undertaken by Scotland’s Rural College in delivering the Scottish Government’s £7.4 million Veterinary and Advisory Services (VAS) programme have been outlined in the VAS annual report.

Crail Food Festival

Food & Drink at SRUC – A Firm Favourite on the Menu at Crail Food Festival!

Published on Wednesday, 17th June 2015 in Education news

Food & Drink at SRUC was a firm favourite at last weekend’s Crail Food Festival 12-14 June 2015!

Think Local logo

SRUC Showcases ‘Think Local’ Initiative Successes

Published on Wednesday, 17th June 2015 in SAC Consulting news

As the biggest event in Scotland’s agricultural and rural calendar kicks off, SAC Consulting Food & Drink team celebrates and showcases the excellent work being achieved through the ‘Think Local’ initiative with the production of a new video.

Jude Eze at Perth High School

SRUC Scientists Visit Perth High School Maths Classes - Welcome Addition to the Curriculum

Published on Wednesday, 17th June 2015 in Research news

Researchers from Scotland’s Rural College in Inverness recently spent a day with senior maths classes at Perth High School showing them how the maths they are studying has real life applications.

Helicopter at Kirkton

More Than Bees Buzzing at SRUC's Kirkton & Auchtertyre Farms

Published on Wednesday, 17th June 2015 in Research news

While SRUC’s Kirkton & Auchtertyre upland research farms are home to a variety of wild bees it was helicopter blades that were making the surrounding hills buzz recently.

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