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Encouraging levels of input to SRUC strategy discussions

Published: Wednesday, 17th May 2017 in About SRUC news

Principal and Chief Executive of SRUC Professor Wayne Powell has expressed his thanks to the many individuals and groups who have given their views about SRUC’s new strategy over the last month.

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Gardening Scotland set for murder mystery SRUC show garden

Published: Wednesday, 17th May 2017 in Study at SRUC news

Garden Design students from the Edinburgh campus of SRUC visited Scottish Opera to find costumes for their mysterious “murder garden” which will be on display at Gardening Scotland.

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SAC Consulting strengthens commitment to dairy sector with new Senior Consultant

Published: Wednesday, 17th May 2017 in SAC Consulting news

SAC Consulting has strengthened its commitment to the dairy sector by appointing Csaba Adamik as Senior Dairy Consultant bringing with him a wealth of experience in the Scottish dairy industry.

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Elmwood chef chief hopes to cook up award win

Published: Wednesday, 17th May 2017 in Study at SRUC news

SRUC’s Vicki Munro - one of Fife’s leading figures in hospitality education - has reached the final stages of a prestigious national competition.

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SRUC community gardening project stars on Beechgrove Garden

Published: Wednesday, 17th May 2017 in Study at SRUC news

Oatridge lecturers are the focus of two episodes of the popular Beechgrove Garden TV shows as they teach children with Additional Support Needs how to grow their own food.

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New European Twinning project led by SRUC consultant

Published: Wednesday, 17th May 2017 in SAC Consulting news

A new European Twinning project which focuses on plant protection products in Serbia is being managed by an agricultural consultant from SAC Consulting.

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Researchers working on pollinators project to boost sustainability

Published: Wednesday, 17th May 2017 in Research news

SRUC researchers are working with the Lothians Monitor Farm on a three year research project which aims to increase the number of pollinators on farm.

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High level of engagement with new strategy

Published: Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 in About SRUC news

SRUC is delighted with the level of engagement from staff, students and stakeholders since the launch of the new strategy document on 19 April.

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SRUC course receives top animal welfare award

Published: Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 in Research news

A leading SRUC course in animal welfare education has been recognised for its contribution in driving innovation in animal welfare for more than quarter of a century.

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SRUC researchers work on new £8.6m greenhouse gas programme

Published: Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 in Research news

SRUC researchers are co-investigators on a new £8.6 m research programme to investigate ways to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere to counteract global warming.

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Director appointed to lead Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health

Published: Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 in Research news

Professor Appolinaire Djikeng has been appointed to head the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTGH).

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Precision farming conference shaping up to be best yet

Published: Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 in Research news

Edinburgh is hosting the 11th ECPA (European Conference on Precision Agriculture) this summer - 20 years since it was first held in the UK.

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Richard Dewhurst elected BSAS President

Published: Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 in Research news

Professor Richard Dewhurst, Head of Future Farming Systems at SRUC, has been elected as the new President of the British Society of Animal Science.

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Aberdeen student wins Bronze at Farmers Club Pinnacle Awards

Published: Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 in Aberdeen Campus news

Aberdeen student Robbie Stevenson has won Bronze at the prestigious Farmers Club Pinnacle Awards for Excellence in Business Management.

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Successful MSc field study trip in Atlas Mountains

Published: Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 in Research news

Students from the MSc courses in Environmental Protection and Management, and Soils and Sustainability recently completed a successful field study tour in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco.

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Edinburgh student wins prestigious horticulture scholarship

Published: Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 in Horticulture news

Edinburgh horticulture student Caitlin Robinson has been awarded a Student Scholarship of £1,000 by the prestigious David Colegrave Foundation (DCF).

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SRUC students attend special Scottish Parliament event

Published: Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 in Elmwood Campus news

Support staff from SRUC's Elmwood campus accompanied students to the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood to attend “Your Scottish Parliament”, a one-day event which was open to all colleges in Scotland.

Photo shows: Andrew Treadaway, SRUC; Jenny Crow, Glasgow University; Alistair Hastie, SRUC

Barony project goes worldwide

Published: Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 in Barony Campus news

Staff from SRUC's Barony Campus presented their multi-award winning project at the recent Moodle (MoodleMoot UK & Ireland) online learning platform conference.

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Elmwood golf students heading to America for scholarships

Published: Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 in Elmwood Campus news

Four SRUC HNC Professional Golf students are heading to America in August to start a year long golf scholarship. 

Killer whale found stranded on the Isle of Tiree

Scottish killer whale contained one of the highest concentrations of PCB pollutants ever recorded in marine mammals

Published: Tuesday, 2nd May 2017 in Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme news

The Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme, managed by SRUC, has found that a killer whale found dead on Tiree had one of the highest levels of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) pollution ever recorded.

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SRUC launches new strategy to deliver for rural Scotland

Published: Wednesday, 19th April 2017 in About SRUC news

SRUC launches its new strategy today (19.04.17), setting out the direction it will take to better serve Scotland’s rural communities and economy.

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SRUC on show at Roslin for Secretary of State visit

Published: Wednesday, 19th April 2017 in Research news

SRUC's role in supporting innovation in agriculture was highlighted when Greg Clark, Secretary of State for the UK's Government Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, visited. 

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Dairy researcher in Dumfries uses mobile phone to monitor cows in Nairobi

Published: Tuesday, 18th April 2017 in Research news

For Dr Mizeck Chagunda a mobile phone means more than just access to social media.

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SEFARI research initiative launched by Cabinet Secretary Roseanna Cunningham

Published: Tuesday, 18th April 2017 in Research news

Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham launched SEFARI – a new collaborative project between six of Scotland’s leading research institutes - during a visit to SRUC’s GreenCow facility.

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Professor Sarah Skerratt becomes a Fellow of Royal Society of Arts

Published: Tuesday, 18th April 2017 in Rural Policy Centre news

Professor Sarah Skerratt, Director of SRUC’s Rural Policy Centre, has been honoured by becoming a Fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of Arts (RSA).

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SRUC researchers interact with over 2000 children at Edinburgh International Science Festival

Published: Tuesday, 18th April 2017 in Research news

Over 2000 children (and enthusiastic parents!) took part in two activities hosted by SRUC researchers as part of this years’ Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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Top secret food and drink excellent awards judging takes place at SRUC

Published: Tuesday, 18th April 2017 in Elmwood Campus news

SRUC Elmwood has been hosting the prestigious annual Scotland’s Food and Drink Excellence Award judging – designed to select the very best of Scotland’s larder.

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Inspiring food and drink pathways

Published: Tuesday, 18th April 2017 in Food and Drink news

SRUC’s Craibstone Campus recently hosted an Inspiring Food and Drink Career Pathways event to highlight the wide variety of exciting careers available in the sector.

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Elmwood Golf Course showcases their efficient resource

Published: Tuesday, 18th April 2017 in Elmwood Golf news

SRUC Elmwood Golf Course, near Stratheden, recently showcased the measures put in place to be a more resource efficient business.

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Pedal power rates surge as students and staff get on their bikes!

Published: Tuesday, 18th April 2017 in About SRUC news

SRUC staff have certainly taken the “get on your bike” message to heart.

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