SRUC Barony, Dumfries
Welcome to SRUC Barony, Dumfries
The campus is set within a working 260 hectare estate, situated in the rolling landscape of Dumfries and Galloway in South West Scotland.
Download our travel guide for help getting to Barony by car, train, bus and taxi.
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For campus library information and opening hours please visit our library pages.
All our campuses have accessible (gender-neutral) toilets available, as well as a 'quiet room' with useful information, leaflets and time out activities for students who need a quiet space.
SRUC Barony also offers conference venues.
With its superb changing facilities, the Barony sports hall is suitable for badminton (4 courts), indoor tennis, carpet bowls, basketball, volleyball, indoor football and table tennis. Your supporters can watch you compete from the comfort of the Kirkmichael bar which overlooks the sports hall.
The sports hall annexe offers the most popular forms of self torture! This includes a treadmill, cycling machine and multi-gym. Ideal for an aerobic work out or other fitness training.
If you are a naturalist, bird watching from a custom built hide overlooking the pond or along the Ae valley may appeal. A visit to 'big wood' provides the best opportunity to see red squirrels, a common sight on the Barony estate.
Find out about the different kinds of available student accommodation.
The ability to care for animals is a skill required in a wide range of organisations and nationally-recognised qualifications are now required by the majority of employers
- NC Introduction
We offers a unique blend of hands-on, skills-based learning with a classroom-led theoretical approach, giving you the best possible start to your career.
- Advanced Certificate
Develop the basic skills you need to work in land-based disciplines like agriculture, horticulture and countryside management.
- Skills for Work
Forge a career caring for a wide variety of animals.
- Level 3 Diploma
- BSc/BSc (Hons)
Find out more about studying at SRUC
Fees & funding
Funding is available to help you complete your studies, including bursaries to pay your tuition fees and loans to help with maintenance and travel costs.
During our online open days you can talk to course tutors and students and find out why studying at SRUC is such a unique experience.