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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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Scotland’s Horse Industry Needs Greater Coordination and Support

Published on Wednesday, 22nd April 2015 in Rural Policy Centre news

Scotland’s equine industry is growing, and contributes £228 million to the Scottish economy per year (excluding racing); however there is a need for greater regulation and coordination.

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SRUC Students Shortlisted for London Final of Prestigious Farm Business Award

Published on Wednesday, 22nd April 2015 in Education news

Two students from Scotland’s Rural College are among eight finalists shortlisted in the 2015 Farmers Club Pinnacle Awards for Excellence in Business Management.

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Home Grown Produce – SRUC Celebrates the Year of Food & Drink

Published on Wednesday, 22nd April 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.

Mizeck Chagunda, Dairy Science

Award Honour for “Pride of Malawi” SRUC Researcher

Published on Wednesday, 22nd April 2015 in Research news

Respected SRUC researcher Dr Mizeck Chagunda received a Special Achievement award recently at the Malawi Association UK’s national awards ceremony in Leicester.

Potato Roguers

Roguing Recruits Rewarded – A Cash Course For Front Line Defenders of a Vital Scottish Industry

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

The health and reputation of a Scottish industry worth some £116 million a year depends on the work of “tattie roguers” and it needs more.

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Leatherjacket Numbers Crash but Farmers Still Advised to Check Key Crops

Published on Wednesday, 22nd April 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.

Horticulture Students at Edinburgh Zoo Dinosaur Display

SRUC Oatridge Students Helped Create Scotland’s First ‘Jurassic Park’

Published on Wednesday, 22nd April 2015 in Education news

Five horticulture students from SRUC’s Oatridge Campus put their skills to a rather unusual test as they helped RZSS Edinburgh Zoo’s dedicated Gardens Team recreate the natural habitat of dinosaurs.

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SRUC Success at Edinburgh International Science Festival

Published on Wednesday, 22nd April 2015 in Research news

SRUC’s scientists and postgraduate students held a very successful event at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh last week as part of Edinburgh’s International Science Festival.

Farm Open Day Oatridge

Open Farm Sunday at SRUC

Published on Wednesday, 22nd April 2015 in Hill & Mountain Research Centre news

Scotland’s Rural College farms at Broxburn, Dumfries and Crianlarich are welcoming in the public on or around Open Farm Sunday on 7 June 2015.

Nigel Miller at 2014 SRUC Graduation

SRUC Appoints Nigel Miller as New Board Member

Published on Wednesday, 8th April 2015 in About SRUC news

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is delighted to have appointed respected farming industry figure Nigel Miller to the Boards of SRUC and SAC Commercial Ltd.

Crichton Farm dairy cows

SRUC Helps Launch Dairy Industry’s Action Johne’s Initiative

Published on Wednesday, 8th April 2015 in SAC Consulting news

Experts from Scotland’s Rural College are to play a full part in the Action Johne's Initiative launched recently by the UK dairy industry.

eCycle Launch, Edinburgh Colleges and Universities Represenatatives

SRUC Joined MSPs to Launch eCycle - Edinburgh Colleges’ and Universities’ Green Transport Initiative

Published on Wednesday, 8th April 2015 in Campuses & Offices news

SRUC’s Professor Geoff Simm joined MSPs and representatives from other Edinburgh Universities and Colleges on Calton Hill to launch a new, eco friendly cycle sharing scheme being rolled out.

Crichton dairy cow and calf

Scotland’s Rural College Urges Farmers to be Alert to Danger of Newly Calved Cows

Published on Wednesday, 8th April 2015 in SAC Consulting news

Experts from SRUC warn those working with livestock to take care. The spring calving period for Scotland’s beef herd has started and already people have been injured by cows with new born young.

Winter Wheat Challenge

Student Farmer Craig and Team Relishing the Loirston Trust Challenge to Grow a Top Crop of Winter Wheat

Published on Wednesday, 8th April 2015 in Aberdeen Campus news

The Mains of Loirston Winter Wheat Challenge, organised by Scotland’s Rural College is entering a time of peak activity with 20 student teams battling to grow the most profitable crop of winter wheat.

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RamCompare to Boost Sheep Genetic Improvement

Published on Wednesday, 8th April 2015 in Research news

Researchers from Scotland Rural College are playing a key role in a major new partnership driving genetic improvement in the UK sheep industry through the use of commercial data in its evaluations.

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Touching Rugby Down Under – Two From Scotland’s Rural College Represent Their Country in World Cup

Published on Wednesday, 8th April 2015 in Veterinary Services news

A student and a member of staff from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) will be travelling to Australia to represent and to captain Scotland’s Touch Rugby Teams at the Touch World Cup later this month.

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SRUC Researchers Collaborate to Combat Painful Joint Disease in Pigs

Published on Wednesday, 8th April 2015 in Research news

SRUC researcher Dale Sandercock is contributing to a Newcastle University led project looking for markers identifying pigs at risk from a painful and degenerative joint disease.

Chatterbox Club

SRUC Elmwood Campus Helping Chatterboxes in Cupar Primary School

Published on Wednesday, 8th April 2015 in Elmwood Campus news

The Elmwood campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is providing a valuable Chatterbox service to ten pupils in primary 1 and 2 at St Columba’s Primary School, Cupar.

Artur Steiner with the Director of the Ruralia Institute

SRUC’s Artur’s Finnish Links Could Lead to Less Rural Isolation

Published on Wednesday, 8th April 2015 in Research news

Dr Artur Steiner of SRUC’s Rural Policy Centre, visited Finland where he is collaborating on a programme focusing on improving the health, both physical and mental, of isolated rural communities.

Elmwood Golf Students

Young Golfers from SRUC Elmwood Win League for Fourth Consecutive Year

Published on Wednesday, 8th April 2015 in Elmwood Campus news

Golfing students from the Elmwood Campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) continued their winning streak in the recent British Schools & Colleges Golf Tour.

Gamekeeping students, Scone Palace

Elmwood Gamekeeping Student Ryan Just Misses Gold at Scone Gathering

Published on Wednesday, 8th April 2015 in Education news

Auchtermuchty’s Ryan Hoggan, a gamekeeping student at the Elmwood campus just missed the gold at the recent gathering at Scone Palace for all involved with the gamekeeping sector.

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.

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