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Calling all Teenagers: Science needs YOU!

Published on Wednesday, 22nd October 2014 in Research news

Researchers in Edinburgh have been awarded £479,000 by the UK Government’s Rural Affairs Department (Defra) to study teenagers’ attitudes and behaviour towards animals.

Upcoming Public Lectures Focus on Wildlife Biodiversity and Sustainable Farming

Published on Tuesday, 21st October 2014 in Research news

Balancing biodiversity and climate change with the need to feed our growing population is a key focus of much of the research at Scotland’s Rural College.

First Meeting of the Uplands Farming Group

Published on Tuesday, 21st October 2014 in SAC Consulting news

This autumn SAC Consulting is launching a series of meetings targeted at upland farmers.

As Crofting Census Forms Arrive SAC Consulting Believe Most Clients Are Meeting Their Duties - But Remain Ready to Address Concerns

Published on Monday, 20th October 2014 in SAC Consulting news

As the Crofting Commission begins its inaugural census of crofters and common grazings, SAC Consulting staff are offering support should there be any concerns regarding completion of the new forms.

Discover the Future of Farming at SRUC’s Kirkton and Auchtertyre Farm Open Day!

Published on Thursday, 16th October 2014 in Research news

SRUC’s Kirkton and Auchtertyre Research Farm is throwing open its gates to welcome the public for a free day of scientific discovery. The farm will be open from 12pm – 4pm on Sunday 26 October.

Beef Cattle the Focus of NE Farm Event, Featuring the “Great Beef Debate"

Published on Wednesday, 15th October 2014 in SAC Consulting news

A free event on Tuesday 4 November at Easter Auquharney, Hatton near Peterhead will explore ways to improve the production efficiency and business returns of beef finishers.

Find out about the Future of Farming at SRUC’s Barony Campus!

Published on Wednesday, 15th October 2014 in Research news

The exciting science of modern day land use will be on display at the Future of Farming and Forestry Fun Day at SRUC Barony on Saturday 1 November.

Lord Jamie Lindsay, Professor Ian Boyd and Janet Swadling

SRUC Enjoying “the Most Exciting Period in its History”

Published on Wednesday, 15th October 2014 in SRUC news

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is enjoying one of the most exciting periods in its 100 year history, Chairman Lord Jamie Lindsay has said.

Activity Tourism event - Oatridge Campus and the Loch Lomond and Trossachs Skills Partnership

SRUC and the Skills Partnership Join Forces to bring Activity Tourism to Loch Lomond

Published on Wednesday, 15th October 2014 in Education news

SRUC Oatridge Campus lecturers, the Loch Lomond and Trossachs Skills Partnership, school pupils and local businesses met recently to explore the opportunities for young people in activity tourism.

Student Gamekeepers

SAFE Shooting Awards for Gamekeeping Students at SRUC Elmwood

Published on Wednesday, 15th October 2014 in Education news

Student gamekeepers at SRUC’s Elmwood Campus received their Safe Shot Awards following specialist coaching and assessment from the British Association of Shooting and Conservation (BASC).

Crop interesting sky

SRUC Part of New Sustainable Intensification Research Programme

Published on Wednesday, 15th October 2014 in Research news

Scotland’s Rural College is one of 22 research organisations contributing to Defra’s new £4.2m series of projects investigating ways to increase production through sustainable intensification.

Tom Andrews China visit

A Busy but Rewarding Trip to Mongolia for Tom

Published on Wednesday, 15th October 2014 in Education news

Tom Andrews, of the Agriculture & Business Management Department, Riverside Campus, Ayr, is the latest SRUC staff member to travel to the People's Republic of China.

Swaledale Ewe and Lamb

Farmers Invited to First Meeting of New Initiative aimed at Boosting Productivity

Published on Wednesday, 15th October 2014 in SAC Consulting news

Yorkshire farmers are being invited to the launch of a new business support initiative run by SAC Consulting and funded through The Prince’s Countryside Fund.

Vicki Munro and Lorna Logan in Michigan

SRUC Elmwood Forges links with Michigan, USA

Published on Wednesday, 15th October 2014 in Education news

Vicki Munro, SRUC Hospitality Programme Leader at Elmwood Campus, and HNC Professional Cookery student Lorna Logan returned from Grand Rapids Community College, Michigan after establishing new links.

Dr Bouda Vosough Ahmadi

SRUC Impact at Finnish Economics Research Seminar

Published on Wednesday, 15th October 2014 in Research news

Research economists from SRUC have just returned from Finland where they shared an award and presented talks at an international seminar on issues linked to animal production and climate change.

Abernethy burning

Habitat Management and Elmwood Student Success at Abernethy

Published on Wednesday, 15th October 2014 in Education news

A long standing partnership between students from the Elmwood Campus of Scotland’s Rural College and staff at RSPB’s Abernethy Forest on Speyside has proved its worth to both parties.

Sheep and lambs in field

Three for Copenhagen

Published on Wednesday, 15th October 2014 in Research news

Three leading researchers from Scotland’s Rural College travelled to Copenhagen to take a leading part in a special event at the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP).

Talking Science Inverary

Go West! Talking Science Visits Best of the West Festival

Published on Wednesday, 15th October 2014 in Research news

Inverary, Argyll, was the latest stop for SRUC’s Talking Science project, which aims to get people thinking about how our landscape could change over the next 50 years.

St Fergus Event Focuses on Soil Management and Nutrient Efficiency

Published on Tuesday, 7th October 2014 in Farming For A Better Climate news

The second phase of a series of six on-farm events focusing on soil management and nutrient efficiency will kick off at Ednie Farm, St Fergus, Aberdeenshire, on Thursday 16 October at 1.30pm. It is organised by specialists from SAC Consulting, part of Scotland’s Rural College.

Lungworm

Lungworm Warning from SRUC Vets

Published on Wednesday, 1st October 2014 in SAC Consulting news

Farmers are warned to be on their guard for lungworm this year.

cattle with long bone deformity

SRUC Veterinary Services Launches New Test to Help Prevent Long Bone Deformity

Published on Wednesday, 1st October 2014 in SAC Consulting news

SRUC’s Veterinary Services has launched a new test for measuring levels of the essential trace element manganese in cows to help reduce long bone deformity of their suckled calves.

RICS BA in Rural Business Management students

New Course to Meet Demands of Scotland’s Rural Industry

Published on Wednesday, 1st October 2014 in Education news

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has welcomed the first students in Scotland on to the RICS accredited BA in Rural Business Management.

Kevin Laidlaw at the Ryder Cup

Elmwood Student Enjoys Opportunity to Work at Ryder Cup

Published on Wednesday, 1st October 2014 in Education news

SRUC student Kevin Laidlaw, studying HNC Golf Course Management at the Elmwood Campus in Fife, has said he has the College to thank for his recent experience working at the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

Professorial Lectures for Christine Watson and Tony Edwards.

SRUC Experts Look Back at Long Careers in Agriculture and Soil Science

Published on Wednesday, 1st October 2014 in Research news

Two of SRUC’s experts on soil and agriculture delivered their inaugural lectures in Aberdeen recently.

Artur Steiner

Researcher Wins a Place on Visiting Scholars Programme

Published on Wednesday, 1st October 2014 in Research news

Dr Artur Steiner, who is a researcher with SRUC’s Land Economy, Environment and Society Group, has a won a role as a visiting scholar at the Ruralia Institute.

Harriet Wishart at the maternal Sheep group

UK Maternal Sheep Group Discusses SRUC Sheep Research

Published on Wednesday, 1st October 2014 in Hill & Mountain Research Centre news

SRUC’s Hill & Mountain Research Centre recently hosted a visit by members of the UK Maternal Sheep Group.

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