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SRUC Elmwood Campus students repair footpath at wilderness site

Published on Friday, 27th May 2016 in Elmwood Campus news

Countryside Management students at SRUC Elmwood Campus have been learning “on the job” during a recent work week where they repaired a stretch of footpath at a remote wilderness site in Sutherland.

Grass and clover

Cooking with Grass – Energy Production Message from SRUC Grass-Seed Trade Day

Published on Thursday, 26th May 2016 in Research news

With despite uncertainty over future levels of subsidy for energy production there is still considerable interest in using grass as a feedstock for on-farm anaerobic digestors (AD).

Mizeck Chagunda

SRUC’s Mizeck Chagunda explains how Scotland is supporting Malawi’s economy through well known magic beans

Published on Thursday, 26th May 2016 in International Activities news

SRUC’s Mizeck Chagunda, Reader in Diary Science and Vice Chair of the Scotland Malawi Partnership, has high praise for coffee growing in Malawi.

Vet

Veterinary Disease Surveillance in Inverness and Ayr: SRUC Update

Published on Thursday, 26th May 2016 in Veterinary Services news

Staff working in SRUC’s Veterinary Disease Surveillance Centres based in Inverness and Ayr have been informed of changes to the service which will ensure clients in both regions are well served.

Scotgrass tractor

Successful ScotGrass 2016 – SRUC Hosts Congratualted

Published on Thursday, 26th May 2016 in About SRUC news

Scotgrass 2016, which took place at SRUC’s Crichton Royal Farm, has been judged a great success, despite the difficulties agriculture and in particular the dairy and livestock sectors are facing.

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Valuing Your Soils: New Guidance for Scottish Farmers, Crofters & Land Managers

Published on Thursday, 26th May 2016 in SAC Consulting news

It can take 500 years to replace 25 mm (1 inch) of top soil, yet in the UK it is estimated that 2.9 million tonnes of soil are eroded each year, and soil quality is diminished by poor practices.

Student looking at potatoes

Rogues Wanted! - A Cash Course for Disease Police for a Vital Scottish Industry

Published on Thursday, 26th May 2016 in SAC Consulting news

The health and reputation of a Scottish industry worth around £120 million a year depends on the work of “tattie roguers” - and it needs more of the potato disease police.

Claire Morgan Davies

SRUC Research Scientist Wins Prestigious Award from British Society of Animal Science

Published on Thursday, 26th May 2016 in Research news

An SRUC research scientist has won a prestigious award from the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) in recognition for a landmark paper presented at the society’s annual conference.

Barony open day

Something for Everyone at the Barony Campus Open Day

Published on Thursday, 26th May 2016 in Barony Campus news

Get ready for a family day filled with fun and adventure at the SRUC Barony Campus Open Day!

Field trip

SRUC Edinburgh Students Soak Up Valuable Insights on French Field Trip

Published on Thursday, 26th May 2016 in Edinburgh Campus news

Masters students at SRUC Edinburgh Campus last month soaked up valuable insights into a range of land-based issues to help with their dissertations during a field trip to the Massif Central in France.

Oatridge open Day combine

Oatridge Dazzles as Open Day is a Sunny Success

Published on Thursday, 26th May 2016 in Oatridge Campus news

The sun shone over more than 2500 visitors who attended Sunday's open day at the Oatridge Campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).

calves, success stories, knowledge scotland

West Coast Calf Producers Reminded the Deadline to Join New Beef Scheme is 15th June

Published on Thursday, 26th May 2016 in SAC Consulting news

Portree-based SAC Consultant Janette Sutherland has reminded west coast calf producers they have only until Tuesday 31st May this year to sign up for the Scottish Government's Beef Efficiency Scheme.

Dairy young

SRUC Leads Scottish Meeting of GB Johne’s Programme

Published on Thursday, 26th May 2016 in SAC Consulting news

The Milne family’s dairy farm at East Pitforthie near Brechin hosted the first Scottish event in the GB wide programme targeting Johne’s, a debilitating cattle disease.

Kemnay academy students

SRUC Helps Pupils Get a Feel for Nature

Published on Thursday, 26th May 2016 in Aberdeen Campus news

Dr Robin Walker and lecturer Nicky Penford, from the SRUC Aberdeen campus, got their hands dirty recently contributing to a “Learning for Sustainability” event at Kemnay Academy in Aberdeenshire.

Satellite

Making Big Data Work for Small Farmers in China

Published on Thursday, 26th May 2016 in Research news

SRUC Professors Alistair Stott and Bob Rees have returned from Beijing where they took part in a workshop exploring ways of utilising satellite technology to make big data work for millions in China.

Garden Design Students

Garden Design Students Prepare for Gardening Scotland

Published on Wednesday, 11th May 2016 in Garden Design news

Students studying Garden Design at the SRUC Edinburgh campus visited a local Community Garden to get a better understanding of how green spaces can positively influence our health and wellbeing.

Claire Simonetta and Fraser Graham

Proposal for an Agricultural Supply Co-Op on Mull Wins SRUC Student a Trip to Ireland

Published on Wednesday, 11th May 2016 in Education news

A business case for a new agricultural supply co-operative on Mull has won two third year SRUC Agriculture Honours students, studying at the Ayr campus, a study trip to Ireland.

Oatridge tree planting

SRUC Oatridge Students Gain Experience in Hedge Restoration at Local Country Park

Published on Wednesday, 11th May 2016 in Oatridge Campus news

Countryside and Environmental Management students at SRUC Oatridge Campus have been gaining valuable experience managing a hedge restoration project at Beecraigs Country Park near Linlithgow.

Danish visitors

SRUC Welcomes the Vikings

Published on Wednesday, 11th May 2016 in About SRUC news

A peaceful group of Vikings has been visiting Scotland’s Rural College for the last few days.

Renewables

Outlining the Future for on Farm Renewable Energy

Published on Wednesday, 11th May 2016 in SAC Consulting news

Renewable Energy Team leader Jim Campbell and his colleagues from SAC Consulting represented Scotland’s Rural College at the recent All-Energy event held in the SECC in Glasgow.

Wayne Powell

New Principal and Chief Executive for SRUC

Published on Wednesday, 27th April 2016 in About SRUC news

The Board of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is pleased to confirm that it is to appoint Professor Wayne Powell as its new Principal and Chief Executive, with effect from 1 July 2016.

Helen Kerr award

SRUC Student Wins Silver at Prestigious Farm Business Competition

Published on Wednesday, 27th April 2016 in Education news

Heather Kerr (21) from Maybole in Ayrshire, studying at SRUC's Ayr campus, won a Silver award and a £1,000 cheque for her innovative idea for a green burial site in the Carrick Hills.

SRUCSA Award

SRUC Students’ Association Celebrates National Award

Published on Wednesday, 27th April 2016 in Students Association (SRUCSA) news

SRUCSA, the Scotland’s Rural College Students’ Association, has won a National Union of Students’ award in recognition of the progress made in the three years since it was formed.

hive jive drawing

SRUC Garden Design Students Preparing for Gardening Scotland Get a Waggle on

Published on Wednesday, 27th April 2016 in Horticulture news

A group of ten Garden Design students at Scotland’s Rural College are getting a waggle on as they prepare their bee inspired “Hive Jive” Show Garden in a bid for gold at Gardening Scotland.

SRUC Lecturer Paul Miller, Eloy Barranco Cruz, David Gomez Aguera, Gonzaga Escauriaza Barreiro, Mike Clark, Scholarship Programme Coordinator de R&A, Wendy Cole, Director Golf Course Management de R&A, Steve Isaac

Royal Spanish Golf Federation visits Elmwood after ‘Secret Shopper’ gives Glowing Report

Published on Wednesday, 27th April 2016 in Education news

SRUC Elmwood golf education has been lauded after a recent student admitted they had acted as a ‘secret shopper’ while studying for their HNC.

Duthie Planting

SRUC Aberdeen Lends a Hand to School Competition Winners

Published on Wednesday, 27th April 2016 in Aberdeen Campus news

SRUC staff were on hand in Aberdeen’s Duthie Park recently to help 21 pupils from the local Kaimhill primary school learn more about how their food get from the field to their fork.

Cows

SRUC Key Contributors to Animal Science Conference

Published on Wednesday, 27th April 2016 in Research news

Research at SRUC was strongly represented at this year’s Annual Conference in Chester which focused on Animal Science for a Sustainable Future.

Erasmus students

Training Trip of Lifetime for Professional Golf Students

Published on Wednesday, 27th April 2016 in Education news

With a month to go, preparation is in full flow for 20 Professional Golf HNC and HND students from SRUC’s Elmwood Campus, ahead of their placements and training with golf clubs and courses in Spain.

Tree planting

SRUC Staff Help Plant Over 800 Trees in a Day with Woodland Trust Scotland

Published on Wednesday, 27th April 2016 in Education news

SRUC staff and their suppliers recently spent a day planting over 800 trees at North Wood just outside of Livingston.

Greengage

SRUC Researchers Spur Scottish Move by AgTech Company

Published on Wednesday, 27th April 2016 in Research news

A company specialising in agricultural lighting for the livestock sector has cited access to SRUC’s research specialists as a main reason for moving to new premises at Roslin, just outside Edinburgh.

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