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Tom Maxwell: 

Senior Communications Officer
Telephone: 0131 535 4196
Mobile: 07834 722 701
Address: Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Peter Wilson Building, Kings Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG.

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Latest News

Chance for farmers to make fat profits from thinning

With current high timber prices, now is a good time to thin crops.

Lucky 13 in national final

Top apprentices and trainees from SRUC represent more than half the line-up at this year’s Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards.

And the beet goes on…

Fodder beet is an “exciting crop” that provides ewes with essential protein and energy while also reducing the cost of feeding over winter.

No more lame excuses

Work has begun on a new £1 million research project to discover what causes lameness in dairy cows. 

Animal lovers’ empathy may be hardwired in their DNA

Scientists have uncovered a genetic difference in people who show greater compassion for animals.

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