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Farmers Help Feed the Birds

Published on Monday, 1st September 2014 in SAC Consulting news

The RSPB, Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) and SAC Consulting are hoping to team up with farmers to help them improve the condition of their soil, and help increase the local wading bird population

Student Project in Edinburgh Suggests the School Run Raises Pupils Exposure to Air Pollution

Published on Monday, 1st September 2014 in Education news

Research by an Honours Degree student at SRUC revealed that the levels of traffic pollution around some Edinburgh schools are significantly higher during term time than during the school holidays.

Profiting from Improved Efficiency – Ayrshire Farm Opens its Doors to Ideas

Published on Monday, 1st September 2014 in Farming For A Better Climate news

An Ayrshire dairy farm is making its contribution to a Scottish Government funded programme aimed at improving farm efficiency and reducing the industry’s carbon footprint.

Equine Obesity workshops

Practical Event on Managing Grassland for Horses - Campbeltown

Published on Thursday, 28th August 2014 in SAC Consulting news

SAC Consulting, in conjunction with the British Horse Society Scotland, is running a workshop on restoring and managing grassland for horses.

students in the SRUC Ayr Campus

SRUC Student Employability Recognised Again Following Independent Review

Published on Tuesday, 26th August 2014 in Education news

SRUC has a comprehensive approach to developing the employability of its Higher Education students, an independent review has concluded.

Beef cows in the sun

Farmers Sought for Nationwide Dung Sampling Programme Investigating E. coli O157

Published on Tuesday, 26th August 2014 in Research news

Scientists from Scotland’s Rural College are inviting farmers’ help for a GB wide dung sample survey investigating the prevalence of E. coli O157 infection amongst cattle destined for the food chain.

Summer placement students for SRUC students with SAC Consulting

SRUC Students and SAC Consultants Gain from Summer Placement Programme

Published on Tuesday, 26th August 2014 in Education news

Third year students from Scotland’s Rural College have found summer placements in the College’s SAC Consulting Division incredibly helpful to both their studies and their future career prospects.

Life Sciences Minister George Freeman visits RIB

New Life Sciences Minister Visits Bush

Published on Tuesday, 26th August 2014 in Research news

The new Life Sciences Minister George Freeman met with SRUC’s Vice Principal Research Geoff Simm on a recent tour of the Roslin Institute Building.

Emma Baxter with PigSafe sow and litter

New Project to Help Pig Producers Select the Best Mothers for High Welfare Systems

Published on Tuesday, 26th August 2014 in Research news

Animal welfare scientists are helping Sainsbury’s identify ‘good mums’ for free farrowing systems on their pig farms.

Kirkton flock

Farm and Industry Open Day at SRUC’s Crianlarich Hill Farms: A Positive Way Forward

Published on Tuesday, 26th August 2014 in Research news

There will be much to hear about and see during the Open Day planned by Scotland’s Rural College at their Kirkton & Auchtertyre hill farms, near Crianlarich, on Wednesday 3 September.

Equine Obesity workshops

Tackling the Growing Problem of Horse Obesity

Published on Tuesday, 26th August 2014 in SAC Consulting news

The vastly growing problem of horse obesity will be the subject of three coming SAC Consulting events with the first held just outside Glasgow on Friday 29 August.

skye, sheep

New Round of Sheep Focus Farm Meetings Announced

Published on Tuesday, 26th August 2014 in SAC Consulting news

Staff from the Kendal office of SAC Consulting are running a series of sheep focus farm meetings in Cumbria and Lancashire.

Skills for Chefs Elmwood 2014

Elmwood Catering Students’ Success in Sheffield

Published on Tuesday, 26th August 2014 in Education news

Three Professional Cookery students from the Elmwood Campus of Scotland’s Rural College returned from this years Skills for Chefs conference in Sheffield with an award and high praise.

Taiwan vist, animal welfare

SRUC Researcher Gets an Asian Perspective

Published on Tuesday, 26th August 2014 in Research news

Dr Jill Mackay, an animal behaviour and welfare researcher with Scotland’s Rural College, was invited to speak in Taiwan at an annual meeting organised by World Animal Protection.

Rural Connect Wonderful Wild Wednesday Project.

Wonderful Wild Wednesdays Reach the End of the Road

Published on Tuesday, 26th August 2014 in Education news

West Lothian parents and children went wild over the summer attending Rural Connect’s Wonderful Wild Wednesday Roadshows during the school holidays.

Barony student group

Student Satisfaction High at SRUC - Progress on National Student Survey

Published on Wednesday, 13th August 2014 in Education news

Students at Scotland’s Rural College have expressed satisfaction with their experience of SRUC in the 2014 National Student Survey.

rural leadership

Scottish Enterprise "Life Changing" Rural Leadership Programme Open for Applications

Published on Wednesday, 13th August 2014 in SAC Consulting news

The highly successful Scottish Enterprise Rural Leadership programme is seeking its latest group of recruits.

barony students tractor engineering

Busy Time at SRUC following Scottish Higher Results

Published on Wednesday, 13th August 2014 in Education news

While many people are taking time off to enjoy their summer holidays, there has been no time to relax at Scotland’s Rural College.

Lord de Mauley visits GreenCow - with Prof Mike Coffey and Dave Ross

Mike Coffey A Government Advisor

Published on Wednesday, 13th August 2014 in Research news

Professor Mike Coffey, Leader of the Animal Breeding and Genomics Team of Scotland’s Rural College and Head of EGENES has been appointed to the Government’s Farm Animal Genetic Resources Committee.

Louise Heathwaite, Scotland’s Chief Scientific Advisor

Senior Researchers meet with Scotland’s Chief Scientific Advisor

Published on Wednesday, 13th August 2014 in Research news

Prof Louise Heathwaite, the Scottish Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor on Rural Affairs & Environment, visited SRUC last week to speak with SRUC senior research staff.

Stranded whale

Andrew Recruits Oban Researchers for Marine Mammal Stranding

Published on Wednesday, 13th August 2014 in Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme news

On a recent visit to Oban Dr Andrew Brownlow of Scotland’s Rural College updated staff at the Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS) on the Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme.

Turriff Show, Talking Science

A Summer Talking Science

Published on Wednesday, 13th August 2014 in Research news

Research and education staff at Scotland’s Rural College have been kept busy over the summer with public engagement activities as part of a Government-funded Talking Science grant.

Kirkton Grassland Group

Kirkton Grassland Group Looks at Bracken Control

Published on Wednesday, 13th August 2014 in Research news

Scotland’s Rural College's Kirkton and Auchertyre farms recently hosted the latest meeting of the farmers' group focused on grassland management in the uplands.

Ryder Cup visits Elmwood

Ryder Cup Visit Inspires Young Fife Golfers

Published on Wednesday, 13th August 2014 in Education news

More than 100 young golfers were inspired to reach for the stars when they got a close look at the Ryder Cup at SRUC’s Elmwood Golf Course.

Davy McCracken speaks in Galicia, Spain

Galician Exposure for Davy

Published on Wednesday, 13th August 2014 in Research news

Professor Davy McCracken, Head of the SRUC Hill & Mountain Research Centre, has just returned from Galicia, in north-west Spain, where he had been invited to speak at a Summer School.

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