SRUC back with a bang at Royal Highland Show

SRUC's milkshake bar is back by popular demand at this year's Royal Highland Show.


SRUC will be “back with a bang” highlighting the benefits of cutting-edge research and innovation at this year’s Royal Highland Show.

The scale and scope of SRUC’s ambition will be on display at the showpiece rural event next week when it returns to Ingliston for the first time in three years.

Visitors can learn about futuristic farming systems, with a miniature ‘vertical farm’ growing cube – created as part of the Dandelion festival – demonstrating the growth of microgreens.

They can also find out how thermal imaging cameras are being used for non-invasive early diagnosis to support animal health and welfare.

There will be an opportunity to ‘fly over’ SRUC’s Kirkton and Auchtertyre research farms using a virtual reality headset to learn more about the peatland restoration and woodland creation projects taking place on site.

SAC Consulting and SRUC Veterinary Services will be on hand to answer questions, while prospective students can find out about the wide range of courses on offer.

A milkshake bar will be back by popular demand, and chocolate, a foraged nettle drink and hemp oil salad dressing will be among the new food products available for tasting on the Sustainable Scottish Food stall.

And as SRUC marks its tenth anniversary following the 2012 merger of the Scottish Agricultural College with Barony, Oatridge and Elmwood, a specially created banner will be unveiled. The banner was designed by illustrator Peter Stewart, who joined SRUC earlier this year as part of the UK Government’s Kickstart Scheme.

Professor Wayne Powell, Principal and Chief Executive of SRUC, said: “We are delighted to be back with a bang at the first in-person Royal Highland Show in three years, in time for us to celebrate ten years of SRUC, provide a showcase for our world-leading research – ranked number one for research power in the UK –  and also to share our own ambitious plans for the future. 

“This month alone has seen us launch the £21 million Digital Dairy Chain at our Barony campus and get the green light for the development of an £11 million Rural and Veterinary Innovation Centre in Inverness.

“Our exhibits and events at this year’s show highlight how science and technology are being used to address the grand challenges facing the planet, including food security, energy shortages and climate change, to secure a sustainable natural economy – which is part of our vision for the future.”

Posted by SRUC on 15/06/2022

Tags: Agriculture, Research, Technology
Categories: SRUC and Campuses