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International initiatives leading to the repopulation of islands and remote rural communities could be replicated across Scotland – with adequate financial and community backing.

Integrated approach to repopulating remote areas

Published: Friday, 7th August 2020 in Research news

International initiatives leading to the repopulation of islands and remote rural communities could be replicated across Scotland – with adequate financial and community backing.

The quest to tackle obesity in the UK by banning ‘buy one get one free’ (BOGOF) promotions will have a modest impact on the consumption of junk food, according to a senior economist.

No silver bullet in the fight against obesity

Published: Wednesday, 5th August 2020 in News news

The quest to tackle obesity in the UK by banning ‘buy one get one free’ (BOGOF) promotions will have a modest impact on the consumption of junk food, according to a senior economist.

SRUC research hits Netflix

SRUC research hits Netflix

Published: Wednesday, 5th August 2020 in News news

An animal behaviourist at SRUC features in a new Netflix series showcasing research using facial recognition technology to detect different emotional states in pigs.

The farmers explore ideas through regular group discussion

Soil discussion group drives sustainable change

Published: Wednesday, 5th August 2020 in SAC Consulting news

Five farmers in the East of Scotland are getting their heads together on how to revitalise soil health to achieve more sustainable farming and profit.

New ‘lifeline’ for show garden

New ‘lifeline’ for show garden

Published: Monday, 3rd August 2020 in News news

Garden Design students at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have breathed new life into their show garden which was originally designed for Gardening Scotland.

Tom Karas has seen many changes during his 40 years at Barony.

Forestry lecturer takes his leaf

Published: Thursday, 30th July 2020 in About SRUC news

A popular forestry lecturer is retiring from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) more than 40 years after being appointed to develop and deliver forestry courses.

The graduates from the 2019-20 rural leadership programme

Virtual programme will boost leadership skills

Published: Wednesday, 29th July 2020 in SAC Consulting news

Rural business owners or managers looking to develop their management skills and grow their companies are invited to join the Rural Leadership Programme.

Greenhouse gas guru Frank M Mitloehne will lead a climate change webinar

Greenhouse gas guru debates cows versus cars

Published: Tuesday, 28th July 2020 in SAC Consulting news

A global greenhouse gas specialist from California will lead a webinar looking at the role of livestock in the debate about climate change and greenhouse gas emissions.

SRUC’s Kirkton has been named a Focus Farm by the Beef Shorthorn Cattle Society

Kirkton named Beef Shorthorn Cattle Society Focus Farm

Published: Monday, 27th July 2020 in About SRUC news

Introducing Beef Shorthorn to a suckler herd at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has added an essential hardiness to cope with the extreme conditions at its Perthshire-based research farm.

The new report shows the value of Scotland’s natural economy

Scotland’s natural economy valued at over £29 billion per annum

Published: Thursday, 23rd July 2020 in About SRUC news

A new report has defined and detailed for the first time the value of the ‘natural economy’ to Scotland’s overall economic output, finding it represents more than a fifth of the nation’s economy.

CTLGH’s ten-year vision details its support for tropical livestock development

Tropical livestock centre publishes ten-year vision

Published: Wednesday, 22nd July 2020 in About SRUC news

A livestock genetic research organisation involving SRUC has published its ten-year vision to support tropical livestock development and the lives of people who rely on them for food and income.

New degrees at Scotland’s Rural College will focus on the sustainable natural economy

New degrees to support economic recovery

Published: Tuesday, 21st July 2020 in News news

New courses which will equip students to support the country’s economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic are being offered at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) from September.

SAC consultant Morvern McArthur with Chris Cameron of Strone Monitor farm

Social network

Published: Monday, 20th July 2020 in SAC Consulting news

Social cohesion, leadership and support networks are at the heart of the success of Scotland’s Monitor Farm Project, according to a new report.

The bursary will support those changing career into forestry

New bursary at Barony

Published: Monday, 20th July 2020 in Study at SRUC news

The Royal Scottish Forestry Society and Richard Davidson have created a new bursary to support those changing career into forestry.

Anstruther in Fife is one of the communities in Scotland which has received LEADER funding

Scotland should take the lead from EU initiative

Published: Friday, 17th July 2020 in News news

A review of a European Union rural development programme in Scotland has recommended the continuation of a ‘refreshed’ approach post-Brexit.

New fellowship will help expand woodland in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

New fellowship to grow woodland

Published: Thursday, 16th July 2020 in News news

The opportunities for woodland creation within one of Scotland’s two national parks will be explored as part of a new fellowship.

Collaboration is key to adoption of agri-tech

Collaboration is key to adoption of agri-tech

Published: Thursday, 16th July 2020 in News news

Cross-industry collaboration is essential to the adoption of precision technology in agriculture according to Consultant Zach Reilly.

Webinars explore building a farm brand

From tractors to TikTok

Published: Tuesday, 14th July 2020 in News news

Two fun and fast-paced webinars will explore the importance of building a brand for your farm and guide you through the steps to achieve this.

Vet nursing student Rachel Liddell has been helping people as well as animals during Covid-19

Vet nurse extends caring hand to people

Published: Monday, 13th July 2020 in News news

An Ayrshire veterinary nursing student has extended her caring skills to people during the coronavirus pandemic.

A study is looking at the causes of pasture-associated laminitis in native-breed ponies

Pony owners needed to rein in laminitis

Published: Friday, 10th July 2020 in News news

Horse and pony owners in the north east of Scotland could help provide answers to the causes of the painful condition, pasture-associated laminitis (PAL).

The virtual Arable Scotland event drew an audience from all over the world

Thousands log in for a digital Arable Scotland

Published: Friday, 10th July 2020 in About SRUC news

The 2020 edition of Arable Scotland – Scotland’s newest field event focussing on arable crops – took place online on 2 July with huge success.

SRUC will host a dairy webinar looking at the benefits of improved protein nutrition

The power of protein

Published: Tuesday, 7th July 2020 in News news

Members of the dairy industry are being invited to find out how improved protein nutrition can improve production, lower feed costs and reduce environmental impact.

Katie Insch with her children Angus, Ada, Lachlan and Brodie

Graduating against the odds

Published: Monday, 6th July 2020 in News news

Students at SRUC will take part in an online celebration today after their graduation ceremony was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Wayne Powell says SRUC is uniquely placed to help Scotland reset and rebuild

Natural evolution for SRUC

Published: Friday, 3rd July 2020 in About SRUC news

A focus on the sustainable natural economy is at the heart of a refreshed vision and mission for Scotland's Rural College (SRUC).

Eve Hanks delivers her winning virtual pitch in the Converge Challenge

Eve delivers a grand pitch

Published: Thursday, 2nd July 2020 in Veterinary Services news

A veterinary investigations officer at SRUC has beaten strong competition from around the country to take the £1000 first prize with a virtual pitch.

Global food waste is a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions

Laying waste to food waste

Published: Monday, 29th June 2020 in Research news

Food waste could be reduced by a review of current food safety regulations and changes in labelling, researchers at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have said.

The new survey aims to improve productivity, efficiency and sustainability in beef and sheep production systems

Views sought on agri-tech

Published: Monday, 29th June 2020 in Research news

Beef and sheep farmers, consultants, vets and researchers are being asked for their views on the use of modern technology.

Vet support

Practices needed to support vet nurse training

Published: Friday, 26th June 2020 in News news

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is set to become a centre of excellence for the training veterinary nurses in the north east with the introduction of new courses.

SRUC Veterinary Services staff are working with colleagues at Moredun to assist with Covid-19 testing

SRUC supporting NHS with Covid-19 testing

Published: Friday, 26th June 2020 in Veterinary Services news

SRUC is working with Moredun Research Institute to support the NHS by providing extra capacity for vital testing of samples within their laboratory facilities at Pentlands Science Park in Midlothian.

Respecting rural diversity

Respecting rural diversity

Published: Wednesday, 24th June 2020 in News news

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has cemented its commitment to diversity by signing the Agrespect pledge.

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