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Dairy Skills Initiative Launched in Dumfries & Galloway

Published on Wednesday, 23rd July 2014 in Education news

An innovative project has been launched in Dumfries & Galloway to help young people into work while addressing skills shortages within the local dairy sector.

New Project Will Support Yorkshire Dales Farmers

Published on Friday, 18th July 2014 in SAC Consulting news

SAC Consulting has won £50,000 of funding from the Prince’s Countryside Fund for a two-year project to help Yorkshire Dales farmers get the most from their businesses.

Graduation 2014

SRUC Graduation Ceremony 2014

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014 in Education news

More than 160 graduands attended the Scotland’s Rural College graduation ceremony on 11 July 2014 at Bute Hall, University of Glasgow.

Nigel Miller Graduation 2014

SRUC Honorary Fellowship Awarded to Nigel Miller, President NFUS

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014 in Education news

Nigel Miller, President of NFU Scotland, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of Scotland’s Rural College.

Lutz Bunger Graduation 2014

SRUC Growth Genetics Expert Dr Lutz Bunger Becomes a Professor

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014 in Research news

Dr Lutz Bunger, was conferred as Professor of Growth Genetics at SRUC’s Graduation ceremony in Bute Hall, University of Glasgow on 11 July 2014.

Simon Turner Graducation 2014

Recognition for SRUC Expert on Animal Behaviour and Aggressiveness – A Readership for Dr Simon Turner

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014 in Research news

Dr Simon Turner, an internationally recognised expert on aggressiveness in farm animals was awarded a Readership by Scotland’s Rural College.

Gavin Hill Graduation 2014

Gavin Hill Receives SRUC Award for Contributions to Scotland’s Beef and Sheep Industries

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014 in SAC Consulting news

Gavin Hill, Assistant Regional Manager for SAC Consulting, is the latest recipient of the RC Stewart Prize.

Lou Ralph Graduation 2014

Aberdeen Lecturer Lou Voted Tops by SRUC Students – Teaching Excellence Award at Craibstone Campus

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014 in Education news

Lecturer Dr Lou Ralph was nominated for an Excellence in Teaching Award by students from Scotland’s Rural College in Aberdeen.

Soil testing sample hole

New Research Shows Soil Microorganisms Can Help Farming Contribute to Cutting Harmful Greenhouse Gasses

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014 in Research news

Newly published research into soil microbes shows how, eventually, farmers might reduce greenhouse gas production through the way they manage their soils.

Rachel Mackellar - Rural Business Management student

Rural Business Management – New Courses Respond to Growing Demand at SRUC

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014 in Education news

Trainee Agricultural Consultant Rachel MacKellar from Elgin is about to take advantage of two new courses established by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).

Strathfillan wigwams

SRUC Strathfillan Wigwams Celebrate 20 Years - Kirkton Hill Farm Diversification Near Crianlarich Going Strong

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014 in Research news

What began twenty years ago with two small, bothy-style wooden tents in a hill-farm field outside Crianlarich in Strathfillan has grown into a business welcoming over 22,000 guests a year.

Jill MacKay

Animal Welfare Course Offers Studied Approach to Heated Debate

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014 in Education news

A free online course that offers people the chance to learn more about the ethics and science of animal welfare began on Monday 14 July.

West Lothian Wild Day Out

SRUC and Rural Connect Create a Buzz at the Wild Day Out

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014 in Education news

SRUC staff and the Rural Connect project, a two year LEADER and Lottery Heritage funded project operating from Oatridge Campus, took part in the recent West Lothian Wild Day Out in Livingston.

Liberton High School

Liberton High School receives 1500 Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers from SRUC

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014 in Education news

Scotland’s Rural College in Edinburgh is donating their largest ever haul of Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers to Liberton High School.

Students and Lecturer

Employability of Scotland’s Rural College Students Highlighted Following External Review

Published on Wednesday, 9th July 2014 in Education news

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has been commended for the employability of its students in a glowing external report on its Further Education provision.

Patrick Hughes, Jonathan Cowens and David Lamb

New Board Set to Strengthen SAC Consulting

Published on Wednesday, 9th July 2014 in SRUC news

Scotland’s Rural College has announced new developments in relation to its consultancy division, SAC Consulting.

Eileen Wall Award

Dr Eileen Wall Appointed to Young Academy of Scotland

Published on Wednesday, 9th July 2014 in Research news

Researcher Eileen Wall, Reader in Integrative Animal Sciences with Scotland’s Rural College, is one of 43 new members of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Young Academy of Scotland (YAS).

Scots Pine Needle Blight

Researchers Work Together to Protect Scotland’s National Tree

Published on Wednesday, 9th July 2014 in Research news

Researchers from Scotland’s Rural College are part of a new tree health project designed to protect Scotland’s national tree, the Scots pine, from new pests and diseases.

Siobhan with dog Belle

Lending an Ear as Important as Lending a Hand for Farm Book Keeper Siobhan

Published on Wednesday, 9th July 2014 in SAC Consulting news

It may be hard to find a listening bank these days but Siobhan Stainton’s clients often call her the “Listening Book Keeper”.

Humpback whale, Mull

Humpback Whale Post Mortem Suggests Entanglement in Salmon Farm

Published on Wednesday, 9th July 2014 in SAC Consulting news

SRUC vets believe that a young humpback whale found drowned off the coast of Mull died after swimming into a fish farm.

Queens Baton visits Aberdeen

Staff and Students at SRUC Aberdeen Say Bon Voyage to the Queens Baton

Published on Wednesday, 9th July 2014 in Education news

As the Queen's Baton Relay headed further north on its journey through Scotland staff and students at Scotland’s Rural College in Aberdeen wished it Bon Voyage.

Bowl of Eggs

SRUC Seeks Excellence at Scottish Egg Quality Awards

Published on Wednesday, 9th July 2014 in Research news

Once again avian scientists from Scotland’s Rural College played a key role in the recent Scottish Egg Quality Awards, acting as independent judges for the annual industry event.

Lleyn at Kirkton

Maedi Visna (MV) – Is the Sheep Industry Listening?

Published on Wednesday, 25th June 2014 in SAC Consulting news

Vets from Scotland’s Rural College are appealing to sheep farmers across the UK to be alert to an increasing threat from Maedi Visna (MV); an incurable viral disease of sheep.

RHS 2014

SRUC Interactive at the Highland Show

Published on Wednesday, 25th June 2014 in SRUC news

Interactivity, high tech farming, Trolley the Sheep and chocolate all played their part in a busy and successful Royal Highland Show for Scotland’s Rural College.

Alex Robb and Briony Dall SRUCSA

Students at Scotland’s Rural College Elect New Presidential Team

Published on Wednesday, 25th June 2014 in Education news

Students at Scotland’s Rural College have elected their new presidential team.

Inverarity Prize 2014

SRUC Food Experts Awarded Inverarity Prize

Published on Wednesday, 25th June 2014 in SAC Consulting news

Two Aberdeen-based senior food consultants with Scotland’s Rural College, David Lamb and Patrick Hughes, have been awarded the 2014 Inverarity Prize.

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