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Sarah Skerratt at Rural Scotland in Focus 2016

(Video) Brexit fears aired at launch of Rural Scotland in Focus

Published on Wednesday, 7th December 2016 in Rural Policy Centre news

One in five Scottish farmers and crofters may retire early due to fears over Brexit.

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SAC Farm Management Handbook makes online debut

Published on Wednesday, 7th December 2016 in Farm Management Handbook news

For the first time the iconic SAC Consulting Farm Management Handbook has been made available online giving farmers greater accessibility to a wealth of knowledge.

SAC Consulting food and droink launch

SAC Consulting help champion Scotland’s food and drink

Published on Wednesday, 7th December 2016 in Food and Drink news

SAC Consulting will play a key role in a new £3 million scheme to help Scottish food and drink businesses build upon the success of the sector by strengthening the local food and drink supply chain.

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Wayne Powell joins over 200 CEO’s sleeping rough to battle homelessness

Published on Wednesday, 7th December 2016 in About SRUC news

SRUC Principal Wayne Powell and over 200 other Scottish business leaders will soon be braving the cold to take part in the Social Bite CEO Sleep out.

RSPB award

Chough conservation efforts highly commended by RSPB

Published on Wednesday, 7th December 2016 in Hill & Mountain Research Centre news

A long-term project involving SRUC to save the endangered red-billed chough has been highly commended at the RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards ceremony.

Ayr prize giving students

Ayr prize giving honours students’ efforts

Published on Wednesday, 7th December 2016 in Ayr Campus news

Students who had excelled in their studies received special awards at the recent prize giving at Ayr campus in front of proud family, friends, and staff.

Elmwood student Nicole Cummings receives her “Savour St Andrews” bursary from Ian MacDonald of the St Andrews Links Trust.

Elmwood student Nicole wins Savour St Andrews bursary

Published on Wednesday, 7th December 2016 in Education news

Professional cookery student at Elmwood Nicole Cummings has been awarded a special “Savour St Andrews” bursary which is designed to help boost her career in the hospitality industry.

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Aberdeen student wins national award from NFU Mutual Charitable Trust

Published on Wednesday, 7th December 2016 in Aberdeen Campus news

Aberdeen student Craig Simpson has received a national award for his postgraduate agricultural studies at SRUC from the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust.

SRUC Elmwood students - Sean Ramage, Gregor Mitchell, Danielle Stewart and Kirstie Straiton standing behind the completed - and well hidden - artificial den.

SRUC signs up to national wildcat conservation project

Published on Wednesday, 7th December 2016 in Education news

SRUC students from Elmwood campus have joined the national fight to protect and save Scotland’s iconic wildcats.

Paulina Okoro

Edinburgh student wins Crop Improvement Research Club prize

Published on Wednesday, 7th December 2016 in Edinburgh Campus news

Crop and Soil Systems PhD student Paulina Okoro has won the poster prize at a recent meeting of the prestigious Crop Improvement Research Club (CIRC).

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Success for Elmwood’s Pauline as she gains MA in Teaching

Published on Wednesday, 7th December 2016 in Elmwood Campus news

SRUC’s Education for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Co-ordinator Pauline Blake-Johnston has achieved an MA in Teaching ESOL from the Linguistics Department at Lancaster University.

Patrick Machray

Patrick Machray OBE announces plan to step down as SRUC Chairman

Published on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 in Governance news

Patrick Machray OBE has announced his decision to step down from his role as Chairman of SRUC in October 2017.

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Crichton Royal stars in TV coverage of RHET food and farming schools event

Published on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 in Dairy Research Centre news

Crichton Royal Farm recently hosted a food and farming event on behalf of the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) – and had a starring role on television as a result.

AgriScot business

SRUC Ayr campus student wins national 2016 AgriScot Business Skills Award

Published on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 in Education news

A student at the Ayr campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has been named as the winner of the prestigious national 2016 AgriScot Business Skills Award.

CT scanner

New Mobile CT scanner offers greater insight for livestock researchers and breeders

Published on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 in Research news

A new mobile CT scanner, currently undergoing calibration tests with SRUC, offers yet more clarity and inside knowledge for both livestock researchers and pedigree breeders.

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Video: Pudsey Bear at Edinburgh prize giving!

Published on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 in About SRUC news

Children in Need day coincided with the prize giving for the Edinburgh campus - which saw Pudsey Bear activities take equal billing with proud students receiving their awards.

Winter wheat winners

Top of the Crops – student winners of Winter Wheat Challenge

Published on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 in Education news

A team of students from the Barony campus of SRUC has beaten 15 other teams to win the 2016 Mains of Loirston Winter Wheat Challenge trophy.

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Video: New Barony graduate is first Registered Veterinary Nurse on Lewis and Harris

Published on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 in Education news

A student from near Stornoway has just graduated from SRUC to become the first Registered Veterinary Nurse on the islands of Lewis and Harris.

Impact of renewables

Rural Policy Centre discuss social impacts of renewables on young people

Published on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 in Rural Policy Centre news

Secondary school students took part in a recent workshop in Argyll where they discussed how community owned renewable energy projects in rural communities can impact on their lives.

Maureen Steel with her rose bowl marking 25 years of service.

Maureen Steel clocks up 25 year long service award

Published on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 in Research news

Maureen Steel of SRUC’s Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Research Division was recently presented with a crystal glass rose bowl in recognition of 25 years of service to SAC and latterly SRUC.

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Video: Students and staff praised at SRUC winter graduation

Published on Wednesday, 9th November 2016 in Education news

Around 160 graduands attended SRUC’s Winter graduation ceremony on Friday 4 November at Bute Hall, University of Glasgow.

BBC out of doors

Audio: Oatridge neeps feature in Out of Doors Halloween Special

Published on Wednesday, 9th November 2016 in Oatridge Campus news

The humble neep was the focus of an interview at the Oatridge campus for the Halloween Special of BBC Radio Scotland’s Out of Doors programme.

Careers fair students

500 students flock to annual Careers Fair

Published on Wednesday, 9th November 2016 in Education news

Around 500 students from all six campuses flocked to the recent Careers Fair at Oatridge – with the event voted a resounding success.

Worm in a person's hand

Taking a worms eye view with workshops on worm empathy

Published on Wednesday, 9th November 2016 in Research news

For those who have never got past the fright of having a wriggly creature dropped down their necks as children worms can have an image problem.

Vets

Audio: Animal scientists help win top veterinary award

Published on Wednesday, 9th November 2016 in Dairy Research Centre news

The contribution of three of SRUC’s animal scientists in producing an industry-leading research paper has been recognised with a top veterinary award.

Beef cow

Farmers warned of increased risk of ergot fungus in grain

Published on Wednesday, 9th November 2016 in SAC Consulting news

SRUC experts are urging livestock farmers to beware of an increased risk posed by feed grain contaminated with ergot - a fungal disease that can be toxic to animals or humans.

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TV presenter Muriel Gray swaps chat shows for chainsaw course at Barony

Published on Wednesday, 9th November 2016 in Barony Campus news

Students on a recent chainsaw course at Barony Campus were surprised recently when television presenter Muriel Gray turned up for a chainsaw course.

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SRUC sponsors Under 35 award at Royal Northern Agricultural Society

Published on Wednesday, 9th November 2016 in About SRUC news

The driving force behind a rural education charity has won the SRUC sponsored Under 35 prize at the Royal Northern Agricultural Society awards.

Drainage event digging hole

Cutting edge advice at Scuddaburgh drainage event

Published on Wednesday, 9th November 2016 in SAC Consulting news

The discussion about field drainage was one of the first organised under the Scottish Government’s newly launched Farm Advisory Service (FAS), delivered by SAC Consulting, part of SRUC.

Elmwood hospitality tapas

Elmwood students hold wine and tapas event for Cupar Christmas Lights Fund

Published on Wednesday, 9th November 2016 in Elmwood Campus news

Hospitality students from Elmwood held a community fundraising wine and taps evening recently to raise funds for the Cupar Christmas Lights Fund.

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