SRUC

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) was established in 2012 through the merger of the Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) with Barony, Elmwood and Oatridge Colleges. Through these institutions, we can trace our lineage back over 100 years.

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SRUC in numbers

  • Six campuses, eight farms, 25 consulting offices, eight veterinary practices, six research centres

  • 1,300 staff across the UK

  • 5000 students, paving the way for the future of the agricultural sector

Our vision and mission

Our vision: To be Scotland’s enterprise university at the heart of our sustainable natural economy.

Our mission: Creating and mobilising knowledge and talent. Partnering locally and globally to benefit Scotland’s natural economy.

Education, research, and consultancy (through SAC Consulting) at SRUC grows the natural economy. A natural economy fuelled by responsible use of the world's natural resources: people, land, energy, water, animals and plants.

By working in partnership, we focus on solving the "wicked challenges" facing the planet, including climate change, biodiversity and access to nutritious food and clean water.

By focussing on the sustainable natural economy, SRUC will strive to lead the way in delivering economic, social and environmental benefits for all, in Scotland, and beyond. 

You can also download our strategic plan.

Name and history

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) was established in 2012 through the merger of the Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) with Barony, Elmwood and Oatridge Colleges. Through these institutions, we can trace our lineage back over 100 years.

But of course, our roots go back a lot further than that.

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