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Catalysts

‘Catalysts’ can help convert ideas into reality

Published: Wednesday, 17th January 2018 in About SRUC news

A graduation ceremony with a difference has been held at Oatridge campus, where a dozen members of SRUC staff recently completed their training to become fully-fledged entrepreneurial ‘Catalysts’.

Native pinewood at Inshriach, Glen Feshie

Blight on Scottish forests

Published: Tuesday, 16th January 2018 in Research news

Exotic pine tree species planted next to native Scots pine forests should be removed to limit the risk of disease to native trees, new research suggests.

heep affected by sheep scab.

Free sheep scab testing for Scottish flocks

Published: Monday, 15th January 2018 in SAC Consulting news

Scottish farmers are being reminded that free laboratory testing for sheep scab is available from SAC Consulting Veterinary Services.

Picutred: David Mundell MP, Secretary of State for Scotland.

‘Question Time’ on Brexit

Published: Tuesday, 9th January 2018 in SAC Consulting news

The Secretary of State for Scotland and the President of NFU Scotland are set to take part in a special ‘Question Time’-style Brexit event in Dumfries.

Potates

Back to the future for potatoes

Published: Friday, 5th January 2018 in SAC Consulting news

The continuing uncertainty over Brexit and the challenges facing conventional pesticides will be among the important topics on the agenda at this year’s potato industry conference.

Schmallenberg Virus Lambs

SBV survey gives early warning of disease risk

Published: Wednesday, 3rd January 2018 in Veterinary Services news

Vets have found signs that the midge-borne Schmallenberg Virus (SBV), which is capable of causing deformities in calves and lambs, had been circulating in Dumfries and Galloway in the autumn of 2017.

Hugh Anderson

SRUC appoints new Director of Finance

Published: Tuesday, 19th December 2017 in About SRUC news

Scotland’s Rural College is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Director of Finance.

SRUC staff at the newly renovated Parkinson Plant Growth Unit at King’s Buildings

New glasshouse reflective of world-leading research

Published: Monday, 18th December 2017 in Crop & Soils Systems news

A major renovation of SRUC’s glasshouse has provided scientists with a state-of-the-art facility in which to continue their world-leading research.

field of maturing barley.

SRUC-AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Winter Agronomy Roadshows

Published: Monday, 18th December 2017 in Events news

After a particularly wet and challenging harvest for many farmers, soil health, crop varieties and diseases will be among the topics discussed at next month’s Agronomy workshops.

Croft housing scalpay western isles

The Prince’s Countryside Fund announces research into rural communities with Scotland’s Rural College

Published: Monday, 18th December 2017 in Research news

The Prince’s Countryside Fund has appointed Professor Sarah Skerratt of SRUC to conduct research into the sustainability of rural communities across the UK, entitled Recharging Rural.

Rena Baillie after receiving a national award.

Rena’s a happy camper

Published: Monday, 18th December 2017 in Strathfillan Wigwams news

A long-serving member of staff at Scotland’s Rural College is a very happy camper after picking up a national award.

Whale Detective taking notes for stranding whale case

Get involved in marine mammal science in Scotland

Published: Monday, 18th December 2017 in Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme news

An inaugural marine mammal forum in the Highlands will give members of the public the chance to learn about some of the fascinating wildlife encountered around Scotland’s coasts.

Scotland`s Rural College logo

£2m investment in SRUC Centre of Excellence for Digital Agriculture and Animal Health

Published: Monday, 11th December 2017 in About SRUC news

SRUC today confirmed plans for a £2 million investment at Inverness Campus, expanding its existing research and commercial operations.

Richard Dewhurst

GreenCow seen and herd around the world

Published: Tuesday, 5th December 2017 in Beef & Sheep Research Centre news

Scotland’s Rural College is making headlines around the world following a visit by Reuters to SRUC’s GreenCow facility at Easter Howgate.

Sleep in the park

Leadership Team highlight homeless plight

Published: Tuesday, 5th December 2017 in Governance news

The Executive Leadership Team at SRUC is gearing up to join a mass charity sleep-out in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens this weekend.

SRUC student Liga Sprukte receives her bursary certificate from Martin Hollis, Executive Chef at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrews

Recipe for success

Published: Tuesday, 5th December 2017 in Elmwood Campus news

A student chef at SRUC’s Elmwood campus in Fife has been awarded a bursary to help further develop her culinary skills.

Pupils from Reston Primary School, who helped with the planting of nearly 200 trees

Tree cheers for Reston pupils

Published: Tuesday, 5th December 2017 in SAC Consulting news

Pupils from Reston Primary School recently joined other members of the Reston and Auchencrow communities to help plant around 200 trees in a scheme facilitated by SAC Consulting, part of SRUC.

James Coupland, centre, receives his RHASS Certificate for Long Service from Crichton Farm Manager Hugh McClymont, left, and Wayne Powell, Principal and Chief Executive of Scotland’s Rural College.

An Admirable Crichtonian

Published: Tuesday, 5th December 2017 in Alumni and Friends news

A farm worker who has spent more than 30 years at Crichton Royal Dairy has been hailed as “exemplifying the commitment of SRUC staff”.

SRUC Dairy cows Crichton farm

Royal honour for Scotland’s Rural College

Published: Thursday, 30th November 2017 in Research news

World-leading research recognised with Queen’s Anniversary Prize.

SRUC Elmwood campus leads journey from field to fork

Students at top of their game for St Andrew’s Day

Published: Thursday, 30th November 2017 in Elmwood Campus news

Pheasant on the menu during national celebration.

Dr Lucille Bellegarde led the study into sheep facial recognition

Here’s looking at ewe

Published: Monday, 27th November 2017 in Research news

Sheep are able to distinguish each other’s facial expressions, a new study has revealed.

Cutting it in the forestry industry

Learn to cut it in the forestry industry

Published: Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 in Barony Campus news

Professor Wayne Powell, Principal and Chief Executive of SRUC, welcomed Rural Affairs Secretary Fergus Ewing to the Barony campus recently to announce a new forestry apprenticeship scheme.

Whale Detective taking notes for stranding whale case

Whale Detectives make strong case for award

Published: Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 in Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme news

The team at the Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme (SMASS) will tomorrow learn whether their ‘Whale Detectives’ initiative is among the winners at this year’s Nature of Scotland awards.

Curlew by John Harding/BTO Images

Wading birds in deep trouble

Published: Tuesday, 21st November 2017 in Hill & Mountain Research Centre news

An urgent call for volunteers has been issued to help tackle the mass decline of wading birds in Scotland.

SRUC graduate Andrew McGregor receiving the award from Alec Ross, Scotland agent for Biocell Agri.

Andrew means business

Published: Friday, 17th November 2017 in Alumni and Friends news

Sponsors of this year’s AgriScot Business Skills Award announced that “the future of farming is in good hands” after an SRUC graduate picked up first prize and a cheque for £1000.

The golf teams from SRUC’s Elmwood campus

Golfers driving for Nationals

Published: Friday, 17th November 2017 in Study at SRUC news

Two golf teams from SRUC’s Elmwood campus are on course to qualify for the chance to compete among the best in Britain.

Prof. Julie Fitzpatrick, Scientific Director and Chief Executive of Moredun Research Institute and Prof. Wayne Powell, Principal & Chief Executive of Scotland’s Rural College

SRUC and Moredun Research Institute establish ‘game-changing’ collaboration

Published: Thursday, 16th November 2017 in SAC Consulting news

Moredun Research Institute and Scotland’s Rural College have announced a new strategic partnership they describe as ‘game-changing’ in advancing livestock health, welfare production and resilience.

Jim Wilson with drone

Mapping out the future of farming

Published: Thursday, 16th November 2017 in Study at SRUC news

State-of-the-art computer software is helping to equip Scottish agriculture students with the skills they need to become the farmers of the future.

Winners of the Winter Wheat Challenge

Hail to the sheaves: Winter Wheat Challenge winners announced at AgriScot

Published: Wednesday, 15th November 2017 in Aberdeen Campus news

A group of Aberdeen-based students have proved outstanding in their field after winning the biggest ever SRUC/Mains of Loirston Winter Wheat Challenge.

Gavin Hill with students at the beef cattle demonstration at AgriScot

Weighing up beef benefits

Published: Monday, 13th November 2017 in Livestock news

An interactive beef demonstration at AgriScot this month is set to highlight the herd management and profitability benefits of regularly weighing cattle.

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