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Addressing predation of ground nesting birds

Published on Friday, 12th February 2016 in Hill & Mountain Research Centre news

A report from a ground-breaking project identifying ways to resolve conflicts about bird and mammal predation of ground nesting birds was launched this week by Environment Minister, Dr Aileen McLeod.

New Entrant Group Follow the Production Chain

Published on Thursday, 11th February 2016 in SAC Consulting news

Members of the Lanark “New Entrants to Farming” group recently followed a consignment of cattle from the farm through to the abattoir to find out more about managing livestock to meet market needs.

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Enhanced Organic Opportunities for Postgraduate Students

Published on Thursday, 11th February 2016 in Education news

Two of the leading UK education and research organisations in the organic sector will formally join together to deliver one of the country’s few postgraduate courses in organic farming.

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SRUC Barony is Open for Business and Welcoming Course Applications

Published on Wednesday, 10th February 2016 in Barony Campus news

SRUC’s Barony campus based on the Parkgate estate is very much open for business and welcoming applications for the next academic year starting in August 2016.

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SRUC Elmwood Golf Course Scores Well for Long Term Environmental Commitment

Published on Wednesday, 10th February 2016 in Education news

The planting of more trees and hedgerows, an artificial sand martin nesting wall and improved wetland habitats on the SRUC Elmwood Golf Course have earned praise from an independent inspector.

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SRUC Helps Ola Spice Up Aberdeen

Published on Wednesday, 10th February 2016 in Aberdeen Campus news

When Ola Scott approached Scotland’s Rural College in Aberdeen for help with her business idea staff there did not realise what a hot topic it would become.

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Top Skip Sophie Bound for Denmark and World Junior Championships

Published on Thursday, 11th February 2016 in Education news

Ayr based SRUC student Sophie Jackson’s recent success at the Scottish Junior Curling Championships means she will soon be Copenhagen bound to compete in the World Junior Competition.

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Prestigious Award Win For SRUC’s Green-fingered Gardening Student Sara

Published on Tuesday, 9th February 2016 in Horticulture news

SRUC Oatridge graduate Sara Ballantyne has won a highly prestigious Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society Medal & Prize for the best student of Horticulture and Gardening in Scotland.

Frank and Gertrude Just Part of the Kirkton Year

Published on Thursday, 11th February 2016 in Kirkton & Auchtertyre Farm Activities news

The Pre Christmas storms battering Scotland were only part of 2015 at SRUC’s Hill research farms near Crianlarich where the total rain fall was 1,058 mm above the 20 year average.

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High Level Indian Delegation Visit SRUC Oatridge to Discuss Agricultural Education and More

Published on Monday, 8th February 2016 in Education news

The SRUC Oatridge campus at Broxburn recently hosted a visit from a high level delegation of educationalists from India.

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Norvite Scholarship Brings Benefits for Morag

Published on Thursday, 11th February 2016 in Education news

Morag Brown is the latest SRUC student to win a Norvite scholarship as part of an innovative partnership between the company and college.

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Post CAP Reform Profitability Problems Predicted For Livestock Sector – SRUC Rural Policy Centre Briefs

Published on Wednesday, 3rd February 2016 in Research news

Research published by Scotland’s Rural College confirms that under the new Common Agricultural Policy payments most of Scotland’s intensive beef farms will suffer financially.

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Published on Wednesday, 27th January 2016 in News news

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World Class Research Facility to be Built in Midlothian

Published on Wednesday, 27th January 2016 in Research news

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) will be relocating its poultry research unit from Ayrshire to Midlothian.

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Fingers Crossed for SRUC Students Shortlisted for National Awards

Published on Wednesday, 27th January 2016 in Education news

Six talented SRUC students have been shortlisted for the Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards run by Lantra.

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Ambitious Plans for Scotland’s Organic Food and Farming – Action Plan 2016-2020

Published on Wednesday, 27th January 2016 in Organic Farming news

An ambitious action plan helping organic food and farming build a more sustainable future, regenerate the rural economy and conserve biodiversity and natural resources has been launched for Scotland.

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SRUC’s New Head of Farms Relishes the Challenge

Published on Wednesday, 27th January 2016 in Research news

SRUC’s new Head of Farms Dr Martin Kennerley is looking forward to getting to grips with the college’s network of farms as he takes up his role this month.

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SRUC Experts Help Investigate One of Europe’s Largest Sperm Whale Strandings

Published on Wednesday, 27th January 2016 in Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme news

Experts from SRUC’s Scottish Marine Stranding Scheme (SMASS) were called upon when 12 whales were stranded on the Wadden Islands off the coast of the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark.

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SRUC Students Discover New Species on Aberdeen Campus

Published on Wednesday, 27th January 2016 in Education news

Countryside Management students at Scotland’s Rural College in Aberdeen have recently discovered that they’re sharing their campus with some new neighbours – pine martens!

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Eating less meat might not be the way to go green, say researchers

Published on Wednesday, 27th January 2016 in Research news

Reduced meat consumption might not lower greenhouse gas emissions from one of the world’s biggest beef producing regions, new research has found.

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Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane? No! It’s Super-B!

Published on Wednesday, 27th January 2016 in Research news

Farmers are being asked to share their views on crop pollination as part of a Europe-wide research project.

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SRUC Reaches Marketing Awards Shortlist

Published on Wednesday, 13th January 2016 in Education news

SRUC has been shortlisted for a prestigious College Development Network Marketing Award - under the category of ‘Promotional Literature’, for the 2016 Prospectus.

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A Journey through Genetics and Genomics

Published on Wednesday, 13th January 2016 in Research news

The importance of genomics and genetics in livestock breeding were highlighted at SRUC’s recent professorial lectures.

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Killer Whale Post Mortem Suggests Entanglement in Fishing Gear

Published on Wednesday, 13th January 2016 in Veterinary Services news

SRUC vets believe that a female killer whale recently found stranded on Tiree, died as a result of entanglement in ropes, likely to be either active or abandoned fishing gear or creel lines.

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Risk of Magnesium Tetany in Outwintered Cows

Published on Wednesday, 13th January 2016 in Veterinary Services news

SRUC experts are alerting farmers that in light of this winter’s extreme weather, there is an increased risk of their cows suffering from magnesium deficiency.

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Praise for Oxford Farming Conference

Published on Wednesday, 13th January 2016 in Education news

Aberdeen based student Calum Johnston has only positive things to report from his experience as an SRUC sponsored “Scholar” at the recent Oxford Farming Conference.

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