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Donation benefits students at Barony

Published: Thursday, 17th August 2017 in Research news

Barony Campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have benefitted by receiving a very generous donation from John Deere Forestry.

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Over 40 ground-breaking research projects highlighted in new SRUC publication

Published: Wednesday, 16th August 2017 in Research news

Over 40 ground-breaking livestock research projects are highlighted in a new publication from SRUC to promote agricultural innovation that can benefit producers and the wider industry.

Potatoes in Practice 2017

SRUC on show at Potatoes in Practice

Published: Wednesday, 16th August 2017 in Potatoes news

SRUC was well represented at the recent industry showcase event Potatoes in Practice at Balruddery Research Farm neat Dundee.

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£5.5m initiative bids to boost farm livestock health in Africa

Published: Wednesday, 16th August 2017 in Research news

SRUC is one of the key partners in a new £5.5 million initiative to improve the health and productivity of farmed animals in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Focus on quad bike safety at Dumfries Agricultural Show

Published: Wednesday, 16th August 2017 in Agriculture news

The issue of quad bike safety was the the focus of Scotland Rural College’s stand at Dumfries Agricultural Show – in a bid to reduce the risks for farmers.

pictured: Some of the S2 pupils at Kemnay Academy taking part in the Learning for Sustainability event

Firm evidence of the ‘Scottish System’ at Aberdeen

Published: Wednesday, 16th August 2017 in Research news

SRUC Aberdeen showed a display of cross collaboration between the three core divisions at a recent Learning for Sustainability event hosted by Kemnay Academy.

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From Dumfries to Africa – environmental challenges faced in studying cow fertility

Published: Wednesday, 16th August 2017 in International Activities news

SRUC PhD student, Bridgit Muasa, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has swapped Dumfries for Nairobi as she continues her studies into the fertility of dairy cows.

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SRUC announces changes to Board membership

Published: Tuesday, 1st August 2017 in About SRUC news

Scotland’s Rural College has announced a number of forthcoming changes to the membership of the SRUC Board.

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Agricultural scientists call for new global crop alliance to support food security

Published: Tuesday, 1st August 2017 in Crop & Soils Systems news

A group of world-leading crop scientists, including the Principal & Chief Executive of SRUC, has called for a global crop network to systematically tackle threats to global food security.

The consultation hopes to help unlock rural digital potential across the UK.

SRUC and Rural England launch consultation on unlocking rural digital potential across UK

Published: Tuesday, 1st August 2017 in SAC Consulting news

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and Rural England have today launched a consultation focused on how to maximise the potential of the internet and technology to boost the digital economy across the UK.

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New student leadership team take up posts

Published: Tuesday, 1st August 2017 in Study at SRUC news

The new team elected to lead the award winning Scotland’s Rural College Students Association (SRUCSA) through 2017/18 have taken up their posts.

pictured: Davy McCracken, SRUC Professor of Agricultural Ecology

Discussing Brexit and the environment at Westminster

Published: Tuesday, 1st August 2017 in Environment news

Davy McCracken, SRUC Professor of Agricultural Ecology, recently attended a meeting in London to discuss the likely impacts of Brexit on the UK and Scottish environment.

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SRUC food and drink on display at new food festival

Published: Tuesday, 1st August 2017 in Food and Drink news

Food and Drink at SRUC hosted the demonstration theatre at a new indoor food festival held in the East Neuk of Fife.

pictured: Aberdeen student Robbie Stevenson

Robbie Stevenson on shortlist for Farmers Weekly Student of the Year 2017

Published: Tuesday, 1st August 2017 in Study at SRUC news

Robbie Stevenson, a student at the Aberdeen campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has been shortlisted for the Farmers Weekly Student of the Year Award 2017.

Elmwood students on a visit to SRUC’s Strathfillan Wigwams

Enhancing rural skills at Kirkton and Auchtertyre

Published: Tuesday, 1st August 2017 in Environment news

Students from SRUC’s Elmwood campus recently spent time enhancing the environment around SRUC’s Strathfillan Wigwams tourism business on Kirkton and Auchtertyre farms.

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School pupils enjoy a Kickstart

Published: Tuesday, 1st August 2017 in Study at SRUC news

School pupils from schools across the south east and south west of Scotland enjoyed a day of interactive workshops at the  Edinburgh campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).

ECPA

Over 400 ECPA2017 delegates discuss challenge of feeding growing world population

Published: Wednesday, 19th July 2017 in Research news

The technical challenges of feeding a growing world population from less land is a key focus for over 400 delegates gathering in Edinburgh this week for a major conference.

Curling team

SRUC graduates and students lead GB Men’s Curling Team to Winter Olympics 2018

Published: Wednesday, 19th July 2017 in Study at SRUC news

The British Olympic Association recently announced the Team GB Men’s Curling Team for the Winter Olympics which includes three SRUC alumni and one current student.

Photo caption: World Angus Forum delegates visiting Easter Howgate Farm.

Easter Howgate Farm hosts World Angus Forum

Published: Wednesday, 19th July 2017 in Research news

Over 100 Angus breeders and industry leaders from across the world have visited SRUC’s Easter Howgate Farm as part of the World Angus Forum tour of the UK and Ireland.

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The French Connection continues in the Highlands

Published: Wednesday, 19th July 2017 in Hill & Mountain Research Centre news

A French student from sunny Bordeaux in the south west of France has just completed a five month internship at SRUC’s Hill & Mountain Research Centre, near Crianlarich.

Lithuania

SRUC research on cereal disease management presented in Lithuania

Published: Wednesday, 19th July 2017 in Research news

Recently Dr Henry Creissen of SRUC and Dr Thies Heick of Aarhus University were invited to present their research findings to the Lithuanian State Agricultural Advisory Service.

Winter wheat participants

Close finish likely in SRUC student’s Winter Wheat Challenge

Published: Wednesday, 19th July 2017 in Study at SRUC news

This seasons Winter Wheat Challenge, supported by the Mains of Loirston Trust, is hotting up and, according to SRUC supervising staff, the competition has never been closer at this time of year.

Organic field trip

Organic Farming study tour benefits from strong partnerships

Published: Wednesday, 19th July 2017 in Study at SRUC news

Students on the distance learning PGDip/MSc course in Organic Farming have visited some of the leading UK organic producers - including Prince Charles’ Duchy Farm - on their recent study tour. 

Ready steady cook

Elmwood  is ready steady (cook)

Published: Wednesday, 19th July 2017 in Elmwood Campus news

The Hospitality team at the Elmwood Campus of SRUC has been hitting the road recently with their Ready Steady Cook roadshow.

Science Festival

SRUC and farmer McDougall build bridges and confidence at science festival

Published: Wednesday, 19th July 2017 in Study at SRUC news

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) recently participated in a Fife based Science Festival organised by Dundee’s Science Centre. 

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Lifetime Achievement in Teaching Award for SRUC Lecturer Bill Dingwall

Published: Friday, 7th July 2017 in Research news

Bill Dingwall, Agriculture Lecturer and Team Leader, has received the Principal’s Lifetime in Teaching Award from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).

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Professorship for Ian Bingham “a rather unique and influential plant scientist”

Published: Friday, 7th July 2017 in Research news

A Scotland’s Rural College crop scientist has been awarded a personal Professorship in Crop Physiology.

Marie haskell

Professorship for Animal Welfare expert who begins by asking them the questions

Published: Friday, 7th July 2017 in Research news

Marie Haskell, a respected animal welfare expert who focuses on what animals tell her about what suits them, has been awarded a Professorship.

Gillian inman

Gillian Inman receives award for establishing SAC Consulting’s Farm Carbon Calculator

Published: Friday, 7th July 2017 in Research news

Gillian Inman’s work on calculating Scottish farming’s carbon footprint has won the RC Stewart Prize for effort and excellence.

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SRUC Principal to sit on new Women in Agriculture taskforce

Published: Wednesday, 5th July 2017 in About SRUC news

The Principal & Chief Executive of SRUC, Professor Wayne Powell, will sit on the new Women in Agriculture taskforce announced at the Royal Highland Show by the First Minister.

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