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First phase of university transformation plan announced

Published: Thursday, 20th September 2018 in About SRUC news

Proposals include new £35m facility in Dumfries & Galloway in SRUC transformation into Scotland’s new rural university by 2022.

Blood test could aid cattle health and productivity, study suggests

Blood test boost for dairy industry

Published: Tuesday, 18th September 2018 in Research news

A simple blood test could be used to predict the future health and productivity of dairy cows, research shows.

Planning for the Future

Planning for the Future

Published: Tuesday, 18th September 2018 in SAC Consulting news

A series of ‘Planning for the Future’ roadshows, which will offer Scottish farmers advice on everything from accounting to writing a will, are to be held around the country.

Quality versus quantity

Quality versus quantity

Published: Friday, 14th September 2018 in SAC Consulting news

This year’s Scottish silage crops are of high quality, but farmers must calculate stocks and ration to deal with the shortfall.

Future of golf to the fore

Future of golf to the fore

Published: Thursday, 13th September 2018 in Golf news

Scotland’s Rural College is coming to the “Home of Golf” to bring together its expertise in the rural and land-based sector with the latest innovations in golf management.

Research with a global reach

Research with a global reach

Published: Tuesday, 11th September 2018 in Research news

Researchers recently welcomed academics from one of the world’s poorest countries to SRUC with the aim of helping their university to develop an agronomy degree.

Breaking up soil

Time to check your soil

Published: Monday, 10th September 2018 in SAC Consulting news

A comprehensive ‘MOT for the soil’, measuring everything from pH levels to earthworm activity, has been created by Scotland’s Rural College.

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All good for Hood

Published: Thursday, 6th September 2018 in Golf news

A career change in his 40s has led to trainee greenkeeper Gregg Hood winning SRUC’s Elmwood campus’s annual John Deere HNC Student of the Year Award, also sponsored by Scottish turf dealer Double A.

The awards

Times Higher Education honour for SRUC

Published: Thursday, 6th September 2018 in Research news

Ground-breaking research into cattle methane emissions and an innovative genetics evaluation service has earned Scotland’s Rural College two nominations at this year’s Times Higher Education Awards.

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Scotland creates Europe’s first ‘Entanglement Alliance’

Published: Friday, 31st August 2018 in Veterinary Services news

A new research project into marine animal entanglements in Scottish waters has been launched.

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There’s No Place Like Home

Published: Friday, 31st August 2018 in Scottish National Equestrian Centre news

The Scottish Home Pony will return to the Scottish National Equestrian Centre in West Lothian in 2019 and 2020.

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Professor takes up new Scientific Director role

Published: Wednesday, 29th August 2018 in Research news

A well-known researcher at Scotland’s Rural College has been named as the new Scientific Director of the Scottish Consortium for Rural Research (SCRR).

Vet nursing students

Innovative Barony team shortlisted for Scottish Training Federation award

Published: Tuesday, 28th August 2018 in Study at SRUC news

A project team of e-Learning and Veterinary Nursing staff at SRUC's Barony campus has been shortlisted in the “Innovation In Training” category in the Scottish Training Federation (STF) Awards.

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‘Early bird’ Aimee up for national award

Published: Tuesday, 28th August 2018 in Study at SRUC news

An SRUC graduate has been shortlisted for the title of Agricultural Student of the Year at the 2018 British Farming Awards.

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Student president welcomes free sanitary provision

Published: Tuesday, 28th August 2018 in Study at SRUC news

The president of the SRUC student body has welcomed the Scottish Government’s decision to make sanitary products freely available to pupils, students and learners across the country.

Andrew Mackenzie, Managing Director of Verdant Spirits in Dundee

Andrew has winning diversification formula

Published: Friday, 24th August 2018 in SAC Consulting news

A motor racing marketing guru who went on to create an award-winning gin company is set to explain the winning formula for diversification.

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Deep impact

Published: Friday, 24th August 2018 in Research news

Scotland’s Rural College has been recognised for the global impact of its dairy research by a leading scientific journal.

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