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Rush Control on Farms and Crofts – SRUC’s Kirkton and Auchentyre Farms to Host Half Day Workshop

Published on Thursday, 21st May 2015 in Research news

SRUC’s Kirkton and Auchentyre farms, near Crianlarich, will host a Soil Association Scotland two-year trial to investigate and demonstrate non-chemical techniques to control rushes on farms and crofts.

Upper Nisbit Visit

Cabinet Secretary Recognises Successful Results for Borders Climate Change Focus Farm

Published on Wednesday, 20th May 2015 in SAC Consulting news

The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment visited Upper Nisbet Farm near Jedburgh to thank them for their participation in the Farming for a Better Climate (FFBC) initiative.

UHI New Campus

SRUC Welcomes New Inverness Campus – Open for Business

Published on Wednesday, 20th May 2015 in About SRUC news

SRUC researchers and staff from SAC Consulting will be early tenants of a new Inverness campus, bringing together businesses, research and educational organisations from across the Highlands.

Keira Williamson - Barony Open Day

Sunday’s Open Days at Elmwood and Barony Welcome Budding Botanists and Wannabe Stuntriders

Published on Wednesday, 20th May 2015 in Education news

SRUC’s Elmwood and Barony campuses are inviting the public in on Sunday 24 May and 31 May with activities and displays that entertain, and showcase opportunities to study at Scotland’s Rural College.

Ticks

Tackling the Tick Threat

Published on Wednesday, 20th May 2015 in Research news

SRUC’s Epidemiology Research Unit, based in Inverness, is collaborating with other partners in a pioneering project to reduce the health risks in the Highlands from ticks carrying Lyme disease.

Readers Imagination Garden 2015

SRUC Students in a Spin and Knitted Out With Plans for Gardening Scotland

Published on Wednesday, 20th May 2015 in Education news

Garden Design students from SRUC turned to Model Engineers and Glasgow Botanics to help them with their show gardens planned for Gardening Scotland at Ingliston from 29-31 May.

Hazel Kennedy

SRUC Student Hazel Wins Training Place with Top International Poultry Company

Published on Wednesday, 20th May 2015 in Education news

SRUC Student Hazel Kennedy from Longside, near Peterhead, has turned her interest in poultry into a career opportunity through her prestigious scholarship win to international poultry company Aviagen.

Research visit, Malawi

SRUC Research Messages and Training for Malawi

Published on Wednesday, 20th May 2015 in Research news

Researchers from SRUC recently visited Malawi and outlined issues which are limiting opportunities for the country’s dairy sector, and trained local students and staff in research techniques.

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Consultant Paul Toasts Royal Opening of Special Distillery During Scotland’s Official “Whisky Month”

Published on Wednesday, 20th May 2015 in SAC Consulting news

2015 is Scotland’s Year of Food & Drink which aims to inspire Scots and visitors alike to celebrate Scotland’s outstanding natural larder, and develop its reputation as being a Land of Food and Drink.

Wellington Display

SRUC Elmwood Gave Some Wellie to RAF Leuchars Celebrations

Published on Wednesday, 20th May 2015 in Education news

In their trusted wellie boots SRUC Elmwood’s horticulture students stepped back in time to highlight food production during WWII.

Pinnacle Award winners 2015

SRUC Student Projects Praised at Pinnacle Awards

Published on Wednesday, 20th May 2015 in Education news

Projects presented by two SRUC student finalists were praised by judges at the prestigious Farmers Club Pinnacle Awards in London.

Beef suckler cow

How Science Helps Breed Livestock for the Modern World: Public Lectures in Edinburgh

Published on Wednesday, 20th May 2015 in Research news

As the world’s attention increasingly turns to feeding its booming population, two SRUC experts will give public lectures on the crucial science behind breeding healthy and productive livestock.

Machinery Demonstration

Working Demos Add Value to Student Experience at Aberdeen

Published on Wednesday, 20th May 2015 in Education news

Working demos on soil compaction with machines from Opico and Alstrong have added value to students studying at the Aberdeen campus of Scotland’s Rural College.

Takayuki Suzuki

Japanese Guest Takayuki Adds to SRUC Nematode Research

Published on Wednesday, 20th May 2015 in Research news

Researcher Takayuki Suzuki from the NARO Kyushu Okinawa Agricultural Research Centre has joined SRUC on a six month secondment to study nematodes in sweet potatoes, carrots and radish.

Farmland

Long Term Study Shows Persistent Inequality of Scottish Farm Incomes – Little Change Between Top and Bottom

Published on Wednesday, 6th May 2015 in Research news

Analysis of Scottish farm income figures over 14 years shows little change in the gap between the highest and lowest earning business, despite Government/ EU inspired policy shifts or price movements.

Biomass Investment Service

Launch of Biomass Market Assessment Service (B-MAS) set to De-risk Bioenergy Investment

Published on Wednesday, 6th May 2015 in Research news

Collaboration between Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) and Ecometrica could unlock tens of millions for investment in biomass energy.

Leatherjacket

Leatherjacket Numbers Crash but Farmers Still Advised to Check Key Crops

Published on Wednesday, 6th May 2015 in Research news

The most recent survey by Scotland’s Rural College indicates that after two years of record numbers, Leatherjacket densities have plummeted.

Distance Learners

Rural College Hosts Evening for Adults Too Busy to Study Full Time – Discover SRUC Distance Learning

Published on Wednesday, 6th May 2015 in Education news

When a busy Highland nurse and farmer’s wife wanted to contribute more to the family business, going back to college was not an option. Instead she studied at home, on-line, to complete her HNC.

Oatridge Farm Open Day 2015

Wet Weather but no Dampened Spirits at Oatridge Farm Open Day

Published on Wednesday, 6th May 2015 in Education news

Despite the damp conditions and cold temperatures, nearly 1000 visitors ventured out on Sunday 3 May to the annual Farm Open Day at SRUC Oatridge, near Broxburn.

Duthie Park Farming

SRUC Adds Traction to Aberdeen Primary School Project

Published on Wednesday, 6th May 2015 in Education news

Staff from the Aberdeen Campus of Scotland’s Rural College added their weight, plus that of a Case Maxxum 115 tractor, to a project in the city’s Duthie Park involving local primary school children.

Elmwood Professional Golf Students

Hands on EU Opportunities for SRUC Sports Students

Published on Wednesday, 6th May 2015 in Education news

Over 60 students SRUC sports students have been in Spain and Sweden, furthering their studies while gaining work experience as part of an EU initiative.

Elmwood Golf students get pro jobs

SRUC Students Recruited by High Profile Golf Clubs

Published on Wednesday, 6th May 2015 in Education news

Three HND Professional Golf students, currently at the Elmwood Campus of Scotland’s Rural College, have been hired as PGA Assistant Professionals at high profile golf clubs.

Kate Richards

SRUC Board Member Joins Council of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

Published on Wednesday, 6th May 2015 in About SRUC news

Kate Richards, who serves on the Scotland’s Rural College Board and the Board of SAC Commercial has been elected to the Council of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Potato Field rows

PhD student Kyran Addresses UK Research Conference

Published on Wednesday, 6th May 2015 in Research news

First year PhD student Kyran Maloney, based at the Edinburgh campus of Scotland’s Rural College, joined other AHDB-funded researchers at a conference organised by levy bodies HGCA and the Potato Council.

Climate Change Workshop March 2015

Climate Change Workshop – Turning Research into Action

Published on Wednesday, 6th May 2015 in Research news

SRUC’s Research Division recently hosted a successful workshop discussing how to “turn agricultural greenhouse gas research into action”.

Expert in every field

SRUC Invests in its SAC Consulting Team

Published on Wednesday, 22nd April 2015 in SAC Consulting news

Scotland’s Rural College has invested in the future of Scottish agriculture and its’ SAC Consulting Division by appointing new consultants and technical support staff.

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