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

SRUC graduate picks up AgriScot Business Skills Award

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 top prize and a cheque for £1000.

The golf teams from SRUC’s Elmwood campus

SRUC 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.

Beef Cattle

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.

Forest School Project

Time running out for funding vote

Published: Monday, 13th November 2017 in Oatridge Campus news

The clock is ticking for people to cast their votes for an innovative community project at Scotland’s Rural College.

Entrepreneurial spark vets scheme

Unleashing our full potential

Published: Monday, 13th November 2017 in About SRUC news

As television audiences watch competition continue to heat up on The Apprentice, a new campaign has been launched to inspire staff and students at Scotland’s Rural College through entrepreneurship.

SRUC's hill farming

Raising awareness of SRUC's hill farming expertise in Ireland

Published: Thursday, 9th November 2017 in Hill & Mountain Research Centre news

Davy McCracken, Head of SRUC’s Hill & Mountain Research Centre, recently spoke at a conference in the west of Ireland about the need for innovation in hill farming systems.

Minette Batters

Joint working key to farming’s future

Published: Wednesday, 8th November 2017 in About SRUC news

Women have an important role to play in the future of farming but it is ultimately about everyone working together to generate new ideas for the good of the industry.

Sleep in the park

The Big Sleep

Published: Wednesday, 8th November 2017 in Governance news

The Executive Leadership Team at SRUC are set to brave the cold during a mass sleep-out in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens to raise money for charity.

The statue of Shady the black dog is unveiled at SRUC’s Ayr campus

SRUC takes lead on mental health

Published: Monday, 6th November 2017 in Workplace Health & Safety news

Scotland’s Rural College, and its Students’ Association SRUCSA, are taking the lead when it comes to tackling mental health issues.

Professor Wayne Powell, Professor David Hume, Professor Alistair Marshall

World-leading livestock scientist honoured by SRUC

Published: Friday, 3rd November 2017 in Livestock news

An Edinburgh-based scientist who – in the words of Bill Gates – has helped turn the city into “a world capital for livestock health and genetics”, has received an honorary fellowship from SRUC.

SRUC graduates from left Adam Black, Euan Welsh, Jason Trinder

SRUC graduates on course for great things

Published: Friday, 3rd November 2017 in Alumni and Friends news

A commis chef at a Michelin-starred restaurant, a national park ranger at Hadrian’s Wall and a greenkeeper at a Ryder Cup golf course are just some of the exciting roles landed by students from SRUC.

SRUC Students at Farm Safety Foundation course

Farm safety training rolled out to tackle Scotland’s farm accident death toll

Published: Wednesday, 1st November 2017 in Business & Community news

SRUC has been working with the Farm Safety Foundation to help raise awareness of the risks and hazards farmers face in the workplace on a daily basis.

Farm Management Handbook

Farm Management Handbook goes digital

Published: Wednesday, 1st November 2017 in Farm Management Handbook news

38th edition ‘invaluable resource’ amid Brexit uncertainty.

Connect Local - Regional Showcasing Scotland

Free workshops to help support food and drink businesses in the West

Published: Wednesday, 1st November 2017 in Food and Drink news

Small and medium sized food and drink businesses in the West can access free support and advice at workshops provided by the Scottish Government’s food and drink advisory service - Connect Local.

Joanna holds up award at ceremony

SRUC student among ‘heroic’ award winners

Published: Friday, 20th October 2017 in Student news

A student at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has been hailed a “British Farming Hero” for helping to draw attention to the issue of mental wellbeing in agriculture.

SRUC and New Holland Agriculture have linked up with a Scottish apprenticeship scheme.

New Holland links with Oatridge for Scottish apprenticeship scheme

Published: Friday, 20th October 2017 in Study at SRUC news

The Oatridge Campus of SRUC has joined forces with New Holland Agriculture to train the land-based engineers of the future.

SRUC staff with delegation from Ghana

Precision farming research attracts international interest

Published: Friday, 20th October 2017 in Future Farming Systems news

High level delegations from Ghana and China visited SRUC recently to learn about world-leading research into precision farming.

Students at farm hearing from staff member

Students flock to Kirkton & Auchtertyre

Published: Friday, 20th October 2017 in Hill & Mountain Research Centre news

A wide range of SRUC students have been making good use of the SRUC’s Kirkton & Auchtertyre research farms, near Crianlarich, this autumn.

PhD student Aluna Chawala meeting with a dairy farmer.

Aluna looking for the crème de la crème of African dairy cows

Published: Friday, 20th October 2017 in International Activities news

A PhD student at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), working in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, is helping Tanzanian farmers find the crème de la crème of dairy cows.

Will Blair's drone

Flying high in Arkansas

Published: Thursday, 19th October 2017 in International Activities news

While most students spend the summer months on holiday, SRUC Rural Business Management student Will Blair was flying drones in the USA.

Principal Wayne Powell, Student Association President Gemma Jones, and HR Director Gavin Macgregor.

SRUC launches new three-year drive to build awareness of mental ill health

Published: Wednesday, 11th October 2017 in Workplace Health & Safety news

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has launched a new three-year healthy learning and wellbeing strategy to support staff and students to improve productivity and learning.

James Fairlie poses in field

Former student named as Young Farmer of the Year

Published: Wednesday, 11th October 2017 in Alumni and Friends news

Former SRUC student James Fairlie has been named Young Farmer of the Year in the prestigious Farmers Weekly annual awards.

Headshot of Andrew Lacey

SRUC welcomes new head of SAC Consulting Solutions

Published: Wednesday, 11th October 2017 in SAC Consulting news

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Lacey as the new Head of SAC Consulting Solutions.

herd of dairy cows resting in field on sunny day

Award winning Scottish research could pave the way for ‘low-emission cattle’

Published: Wednesday, 11th October 2017 in Research news

A Scottish study that potentially paves the way for the breeding of low-emission livestock has won an internationally respected research prize.

Two men pose with award

Lutz Bunger receives prestigious EAAP Leroy livestock science award

Published: Wednesday, 11th October 2017 in Livestock news

Lutz Bunger, Emeritus Professor at SRUC, has been awarded the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP) prestigious Leroy Award 2017 for his outstanding contribution to livestock science.

Volunteers take ample from dead whale

SMASS attend whale stranding near Ardentinny

Published: Wednesday, 11th October 2017 in Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme news

The Scottish Marine Animal Strandings Scheme (SMASS) recently attended the Northern Bottlenose whale found near Ardentinny in Argyll and Bute.

Group gathered outside  SRUC building

Updates from SheepNet – the EU network on sheep productivity

Published: Wednesday, 11th October 2017 in Veterinary Services news

In the last six months, there has been a series of interesting developments in the EU network on sheep productivity – called SheepNet – in which SRUC is one of seven core partners.

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