Latest news

Entrance to SRUC pavillion at the Royal Highland Show

SRUC at the 2017 Royal Highland Show

Published: Wednesday, 14th June 2017 in About SRUC news

The Royal Highland Show is one of the highlights of the SRUC year.

Brexit seminar

Inaugural Brexit seminar explores key issues

Published: Wednesday, 14th June 2017 in Rural Policy Centre news

SRUC’s inaugural Brexit seminar explored key issues affecting Scottish and wider UK rural policy at this early stage in the Brexit process.

Gardening Scotland students win gold

Murder mystery garden wins prestigious Gold Award at Gardening Scotland

Published: Wednesday, 14th June 2017 in Study at SRUC news

SRUC’s Garden Design students have excelled themselves with their creativity and imagination as their mysterious “murder garden” won a Gold Award at Gardening Scotland.

Rsabi logo with strapline white 26 04 17v2000

SRUC joins list of supporters of rural charity RSABI

Published: Wednesday, 14th June 2017 in About SRUC news

SRUC has become a corporate supporter of RSABI, the Scottish charity providing practical support and financial assistance to individuals and families across agriculture and the land-based industries.

CT Scanner

A busy summer for new mobile CT scanner

Published: Wednesday, 14th June 2017 in Veterinary Services news

The new mobile CT scanner run by SRUC faces a busy summer on the road.

Herald Awards

SRUC shortlisted for top education awards

Published: Wednesday, 14th June 2017 in Study at SRUC news

Staff at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) are celebrating after becoming one of the Herald Higher Education Awards finalists.

Cottage garden grow area at the highland show grounds

WW1 allotment goes to the Royal Highland Show

Published: Wednesday, 14th June 2017 in Study at SRUC news

The Oatridge Campus of SRUC's WW1 allotment project will be showcased at this year’s Royal Highland Show within the Countryside Cottage demonstration area.

Sds careers advisor event image 005

Regional career advisers event hosted by Edinburgh campus

Published: Wednesday, 14th June 2017 in Edinburgh Campus news

SRUC welcomed 25 careers advisors from Skills Development Scotland (SDS) to the Edinburgh Campus to find out more about the range of courses in the land-based sector and associated career prospects.

International agri fair

SAC Consulting on display at Serbian trade event

Published: Wednesday, 14th June 2017 in SAC Consulting news

SAC Consulting was represented at the recent International Agricultural Fair in Novi Sad, Serbia.

New appointments

SRUC appoints two senior directors in line with new strategic vision

Published: Wednesday, 31st May 2017 in About SRUC news

SRUC has announced the appointment of two new senior directors to key roles within the organisation.

Agrimetrics conference

Smartphone advice on potato yield showcased at keynote Scottish agri-food event

Published: Wednesday, 31st May 2017 in Research at SRUC news

An innovation which allows farmers to get timely advice about potato yield and crop values on their smartphones was just one of the cutting-edge developments in Scottish Agri-food showcased today.

Farming today image group 4

Farming Today broadcasts from Oatridge

Published: Wednesday, 31st May 2017 in Study at SRUC news

The BBC’s Farming Today team visited SRUC’s Oatridge Campus recently to record an edition of the daily programme which focuses on key agricultural issues.

iSage meeting

Researchers at SRUC host European project meeting

Published: Wednesday, 31st May 2017 in Research news

Researchers at SRUC recently hosted the annual meeting of iSAGE - a multi-million pound EU-funded research project aiming to future proof our sheep and goat farming industry.

Remix article

SRUC is key partner in new EU ReMIX project

Published: Wednesday, 31st May 2017 in Research news

A team from SRUC's Crop and Soil Systems (CSS) and Land Economy Environment and Society (LEES) research groups recently attended the kick-off meeting of the new EU project ReMIX.

Kuala Lumpur

Food Security students visit Malaysia on field trip

Published: Wednesday, 31st May 2017 in Study at SRUC news

Food Security students have recently returned from a week long study tour in Malaysia where they investigated some of the complex issues facing one of the most food insecure regions in the world.

Scottish peatlands general image

New research shows Scottish public supports investments to restore peatlands

Published: Wednesday, 31st May 2017 in Research news

New research has found that the general public is supportive of ambitious plans by the Scottish Government to restore Scotland’s peatlands - which benefits water quality, wildlife and carbon storage.

Elmwood open day

Elmwood welcomed record numbers and temperatures at their open day

Published: Wednesday, 31st May 2017 in Study at SRUC news

SRUC's Elmwood Campus in Cupar opened its doors again to the local community at their annual free family fun day on Sunday 14 May.

Student looking at potatoes

Rogues wanted! – lucrative course for disease police for a vital Scottish industry

Published: Wednesday, 31st May 2017 in SAC Consulting news

The health and reputation of a Scottish industry worth around £100 million a year depends on the work of “tattie roguers” - and it needs more of the potato disease police.

Rbst

SRUC and RBST workshop to protect UK’s native livestock breeds

Published: Wednesday, 31st May 2017 in Research news

SRUC researchers recently facilitated a workshop hosted by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) to discuss the conservation of UK’s native livestock breeds which are at risk. 

Barony open day image

Crowds flock to Barony Open Day

Published: Wednesday, 31st May 2017 in Study at SRUC news

A sunny bright afternoon brought nearly 3000 visitors to Sunday’s Open Day at SRUC’s Barony Campus.

Strategy cover

Encouraging levels of input to SRUC strategy discussions

Published: Wednesday, 17th May 2017 in About SRUC news

Principal and Chief Executive of SRUC Professor Wayne Powell has expressed his thanks to the many individuals and groups who have given their views about SRUC’s new strategy over the last month.

HOrtus homicidia

Gardening Scotland set for murder mystery SRUC show garden

Published: Wednesday, 17th May 2017 in Study at SRUC news

Garden Design students from the Edinburgh campus of SRUC visited Scottish Opera to find costumes for their mysterious “murder garden” which will be on display at Gardening Scotland.

Csaba with a cow

SAC Consulting strengthens commitment to dairy sector with new Senior Consultant

Published: Wednesday, 17th May 2017 in SAC Consulting news

SAC Consulting has strengthened its commitment to the dairy sector by appointing Csaba Adamik as Senior Dairy Consultant bringing with him a wealth of experience in the Scottish dairy industry.

Vicki Munro

Elmwood chef chief hopes to cook up award win

Published: Wednesday, 17th May 2017 in Study at SRUC news

SRUC’s Vicki Munro - one of Fife’s leading figures in hospitality education - has reached the final stages of a prestigious national competition.

Brian on beechgrove garden

SRUC community gardening project stars on Beechgrove Garden

Published: Wednesday, 17th May 2017 in Study at SRUC news

Oatridge lecturers are the focus of two episodes of the popular Beechgrove Garden TV shows as they teach children with Additional Support Needs how to grow their own food.

Serbia story image opening ceremony serbian twinning project april17small

New European Twinning project led by SRUC consultant

Published: Wednesday, 17th May 2017 in SAC Consulting news

A new European Twinning project which focuses on plant protection products in Serbia is being managed by an agricultural consultant from SAC Consulting.

bee, knowledge scotland, success stories

Researchers working on pollinators project to boost sustainability

Published: Wednesday, 17th May 2017 in Research news

SRUC researchers are working with the Lothians Monitor Farm on a three year research project which aims to increase the number of pollinators on farm.

Wayne strategy

High level of engagement with new strategy

Published: Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 in About SRUC news

SRUC is delighted with the level of engagement from staff, students and stakeholders since the launch of the new strategy document on 19 April.

The three winners

SRUC course receives top animal welfare award

Published: Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 in Research news

A leading SRUC course in animal welfare education has been recognised for its contribution in driving innovation in animal welfare for more than quarter of a century.

Greenhouse gases image

SRUC researchers work on new £8.6m greenhouse gas programme

Published: Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 in Research news

SRUC researchers are co-investigators on a new £8.6 m research programme to investigate ways to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere to counteract global warming.

More articles in the news archive

SRUC news feed | About RSS.