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SRUC Oatridge Premium Assured Strangles Scheme (PASS) Accreditation

SRUC Oatridge Stables’ Gains PASS Accreditation in UK Horse Disease Health Scheme

Published on Wednesday, 25th March 2015 in Premium Assured Strangles Scheme news

The stable yard on the Oatridge campus of Scotland’s Rural College is the latest accredited to a UK wide scheme protecting horses from Strangles.

Grampian Food Awards 2015

Food and Drink Team do the Honours at Food Forum Awards

Published on Wednesday, 25th March 2015 in SAC Consulting news

The Food and Drink Team from SRUC played their usual active role in the recent Grampian Food Forum Awards, this time judging a category and congratulating the winner at the ceremony.

Pupils with lamb

Students of all Ages Learn from the Early Lambing at SRUC Aberdeen Campus

Published on Wednesday, 25th March 2015 in Education news

An early lambing trial at Scotland’s Rural College’s Craibstone campus in Aberdeen has been teaching more than one group of students about farming methods.

SRUC Postgraduate Research Continues to Break New Ground

Published on Wednesday, 25th March 2015 in Research news

Scotland’s Rural College’s annual postgraduate conference saw final year researcher Sarah Ison win the top prize and she will go on to represent SRUC at an inter research institute competition.

Abernethy Forest

Elmwood Students Inspired by Abernethy Experience

Published on Wednesday, 25th March 2015 in Education news

Three days spent helping with habitat management in Abernethy Forest proved inspirational for Countryside Management Students from the Elmwood campus of Scotland’s Rural College.

Cows and sheep

SRUC Leads Research into Parasites of Organic Ruminants

Published on Wednesday, 25th March 2015 in Research news

All three SRUC Divisions were represented at the initial meeting in Edinburgh of an SRUC led, EU funded, research project into the challenges parasites pose for organic farming.

Horticulture Students wins scholarship

SRUC Horticulture Student wins Sponsored Scholarship

Published on Wednesday, 25th March 2015 in Education news

An SRUC student in the 3rd year of her Horticulture degree course has been awarded a sponsored scholarship and an opportunity to gain experience with a major plant breeding company.

Mike Wijnberg, SAC Consulting Managing Director

New SAC Consulting Managing Director Appointed

Published on Wednesday, 11th March 2015 in SAC Consulting news

The Board of SAC Consulting, part of Scotland’s Rural College, has confirmed the appointment of Mike Wijnberg as the business’ new Managing Director.

Lantra Winners 2015

SRUC Students Celebrate Success at Prestigious Annual Training Awards

Published on Wednesday, 11th March 2015 in Education news

SRUC Oatridge and Barony students celebrated winning four categories and coming runner up in two, at Lantra Scotland’s Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards ceremony.

CARAS Award Winners - Mary Bowman, Declan Brown, Ewan Lambie, Ruairidh MacKinnon

SRUC Students Impress Industry Leaders

Published on Wednesday, 11th March 2015 in Education news

SRUC students from the Barony and Oatridge campuses were among those impressing the judges for the CARAS awards at the recent ceremony hosted by Lantra.

Heather Munro - Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society’s (Caley) Annual Awards

Double Award Win by SRUC Oatridge’s Students

Published on Wednesday, 11th March 2015 in Education news

SRUC’s Oatridge Campus celebrated a double award win by two Horticulture students at the prestigious Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society’s (Caley) Annual Awards ceremony.

Knittedgardencrochet

SRUC Designers’ Double Entry for Gardening Scotland

Published on Wednesday, 11th March 2015 in Education news

Garden design students at SRUC have entered two very different gardens for Gardening Scotland event taking place from 29-31 May at Ingliston on the Highland Showground.

Jim Goodlad, Donald Alexander from Isle of Gigha, Cameron Brown from Leslie, Declan Lindsay from Glenrothes and Jim McKerrachar.

From Fife to the Highlands - Head Keeper Poaches Students from SRUC Elmwood

Published on Wednesday, 11th March 2015 in Education news

Game keeping student Cameron Brown (17), from Fife is bound for the Highlands and a grouse moor job following the visit to SRUC Elmwood by Head Keeper Jim McKerrachar of Phoines Estates, Dalwinnie.

Aaron and Katherine - 2014 Aberdeen Fun Day Volunteers

SRUC Students seek Volunteers for Their Aberdeen Event

Published on Wednesday, 11th March 2015 in Education news

Mature students studying Countryside and Environmental Management at SRUC’s Aberdeen campus are asking young nature explorers to take part in the fun event they are organising on Saturday 14 March.

Chickens

Scottish Livestock and Poultry Farmers Asked to Give SRUC Their Views on Animal Health Planning

Published on Wednesday, 11th March 2015 in Research news

Researchers from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) are appealing to livestock and poultry farmers across Scotland to take part in a short survey to discover what farmers think of animal health planning.

Study group

A New Strategy for Scottish Land-based Education & Training

Published on Wednesday, 4th March 2015 in Education news

SRUC is leading a consultation by Scottish colleges of over 9000 businesses and organisations to understand how the delivery of land-based education and training could change to meet industry demand.

Kirkton sheep in field

SRUC Vets Appeal for Considerate Dog Control as Lambing Time Approaches

Published on Wednesday, 4th March 2015 in SAC Consulting news

With lambing time approaching, vets from Scotland’s Rural College are reminding dog owners to keep their pets under close control near livestock and to avoid going near sheep at all, if possible.

Beaver

SRUC Researcher Reflects on his Findings from the Reintroduction of Beavers in Scotland

Published on Wednesday, 4th March 2015 in Research news

Scottish scientists gathered in Lochgilphead on 19 February to share their findings with the local community following the trial reintroduction of beavers into the wild in Knapdale, Argyll & Bute.

Bettie Kawonga

Former SRUC Student’s Plans on Malawi Dairy Farming Recognised

Published on Wednesday, 4th March 2015 in Education news

A former student from Malawi, who carried out research at SRUC’s Crichton Dairy Research and Innovation Centre, recently won a prize for an idea encouraging unemployed young Malawians into dairying.

SRUC Prospectus Bronze Award - David James, Shona Warwick, Emilia Barrero and Hannah D'Mellow

Scotland’s Rural College Creates Award Winning Prospectus

Published on Wednesday, 4th March 2015 in Education news

Scotland’s Rural College’s (SRUC) Prospectus was recognised as one of the top three within Scotland at the Annual College Development Marketing Awards.

First Ever North East Fife Jobs Fair

First ever North East Fife Jobs Fair Triumphed at SRUC’s Elmwood Campus

Published on Wednesday, 4th March 2015 in Education news

Up to 100 local jobs were filled at the first ever North East Fife Jobs Fair hosted on 19 February at Scotland’s Rural College’s (SRUC) Elmwood campus with co-organiser Huw Bell.

Harper Adams students visit SRUC hill farms

Harper Adams Students at Kirkton & Auchtertyre

Published on Wednesday, 4th March 2015 in Education news

Final year Agriculture students from Harper Adams University in England recently learned more about research ongoing at SRUC’s hill farms near Crianlarich.

Streetstrath, Edzell visit 2015

Worthwhile Lessons from North East Engineering Visit

Published on Wednesday, 4th March 2015 in Education news

On a recent visit to two large NE agricultural businesses 3rd year BSc Agriculture students from SRUC’s Aberdeen campus learned how enterprises grow and develop.

Technical Notes

SRUC Technical Notes Catalogue Extended and Revised

Published on Wednesday, 4th March 2015 in About SRUC news

The catalogue of SRUC’s short, practical field guides has been extended and revised with a number of additions to the list available on the SRUC website.

Horse trekking

How Horse Riders and Land Managers Can Help Each Other – North Berwick Event Addresses Access Issues

Published on Wednesday, 4th March 2015 in SAC Consulting news

The first in a series of events designed to let horse riders and land managers in Scotland address access issues is planned for a farm near North Berwick on Friday 6 March.

Events Will Support Kintyre and Gigha Dairy Producers

Published on Tuesday, 24th February 2015 in SAC Consulting news

SAC Consulting (part of SRUC) is seeking to support the continued viability of dairy farms in Kintyre and Gigha by holding a series of free, focused workshops tailored for local producers.

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