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Puja and colleagues promote the launch of the #GoSeePuja campaign

#GoSeePuja

Published: Wednesday, 18th September 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Students are being encouraged to #GoSeePuja as part of a new campaign aimed at promoting the learning support services at SRUC’s campus in Edinburgh.

Agricultural drones are used in farming to help increase crop production and monitor crop growth

Getting up to speed with smart farming

Published: Wednesday, 18th September 2019 in Research news

Smart farming technologies for precision agriculture will be highlighted at a free event for farmers and agri-tech companies.

Supermarket deals come under the spotlight

From fatty foods to fruit

Published: Tuesday, 17th September 2019 in Research news

The influence of supermarket deals on the shopping habits of Scottish households are to come under the spotlight.

Former Elmwood student Craig Berry is now the Old Course Supervisor

Berry big ambitions

Published: Tuesday, 17th September 2019 in Study at SRUC news

When Craig Berry left school, his love of golf led him to study for a National Certificate in Greenkeeping at Scotland’s Rural College.

Ercamo (right) enjoys a trip to West Lothian after losing her two-year-old brother Sasha to cancer

Children of Chernobyl

Published: Friday, 13th September 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Children from areas affected by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster have enjoyed some much-needed respite at Scotland’s Rural College this summer.

Heavy bales can pose a safety risk for farmers

Heavy bale warning

Published: Friday, 13th September 2019 in SAC Consulting news

Farmers are being warned about the dangers posed by heavy straw bales due to the recent poor weather conditions.

Fergus Ewing announces new funding for farm resilience planning

Funding for farm resilience planning

Published: Wednesday, 11th September 2019 in SAC Consulting news

Specialist support and advice worth up to £1,000 has been announced for farm resilience planning in the face of current Brexit and market uncertainty.

Wood you like to diversify

Wood you like to diversify?

Published: Monday, 9th September 2019 in SAC Consulting news

The benefits of woodland and timber crops will be highlighted at an event aimed at farmers who are growing their business, diversifying or planning for succession.

A third of UK marine animal strandings are on Scottish coasts

A third of UK marine animal strandings are on Scottish coasts

Published: Friday, 6th September 2019 in Veterinary Services news

A total of 1,616 marine animals were reported washed up on Scottish shorelines in a seven-year period between 2011 and 2017, according to a new report published today.

Scotland's Rural College commended by independent quality experts

Scotland's Rural College commended by independent quality experts

Published: Friday, 6th September 2019 in Study at SRUC news

The UK's independent higher education quality body has commended Scotland's Rural College for its work to raise awareness of mental health issues, and the support it offers its students in this area.

Belmont students are buzzing to get outside

Belmont students are buzzing to get outside

Published: Friday, 6th September 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Students from Belmont Academy in Ayr are getting hands-on experience of working outdoors as part of a new Skills for Work programme launched with Scotland’s Rural College.

Allermuir Avian Innovation and Skills Centre

£1 million project to tackle antimicrobial resistance in poultry

Published: Thursday, 5th September 2019 in Research news

A new treatment to control the spread of antibiotic-resistant pathogens in poultry is to be developed by researchers in the UK and China.

James Savage, right, holds up a honeycomb while being held captive at Stalag 383

The Beekeeper of Stalag 383

Published: Tuesday, 3rd September 2019 in About SRUC news

The long forgotten story of a beekeeping Scottish prisoner of war has been unearthed by researchers at Scotland’s Rural College, writes Nick Drainey.

Shopping locally at farmers' markets is one way to avoid single-use plastics

Walking away from Walkers

Published: Monday, 2nd September 2019 in Study at SRUC news

After watching the BBC documentary War on Plastic, Nikki McIntosh was inspired to go plastic-free.

Farmers are being advised to take steps to combat summer mastitis

Beware summer mastitis

Published: Friday, 30th August 2019 in SAC Consulting news

A beef expert at Scotland’s Rural College has highlighted the importance of checking cattle following reports of large numbers of summer mastitis cases.

Redwings’ Head of Welfare and Behaviour Nic de Brauwere with PASS Silver Status certificate

Silver status for Redwings

Published: Thursday, 29th August 2019 in Veterinary Services news

Redwings was recognised for its work to control equine strangles by being awarded PASS Silver Status by SRUC Veterinary Services, which runs the national Premium Assured Strangles Scheme.

Eilidh with the biggest trout found during her surveys

Catch of the day

Published: Thursday, 29th August 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Countryside Management graduate Eilidh Player has netted the perfect job after gaining an honours degree from Scotland’s Rural College.

A new digital system will allow producers to prove their oats are gluten free

Funding for rural innovation

Published: Wednesday, 28th August 2019 in Commercial Hubs news

A digital system to monitor gluten-free oats is among several innovative SRUC projects to share in nearly £275,000 of Scottish Government funding.

Rural safety event showcases how to reduce risks on farms

Barony hosts rural safety event

Published: Tuesday, 27th August 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Scotland’s Rural College is hosting a new rural crime prevention and fire safety event at its Barony Campus next week to help reduce risks and dangers on farms.

New guidelines for tackling wildlife disease

New guidelines for tackling wildlife disease

Published: Tuesday, 27th August 2019 in Research news

An animal expert from Scotland’s Rural College has been working with French colleagues to investigate ways of integrating wildlife into disease management processes.

Funding will help project prevent spread of Lyme disease

Space Agency launches Lyme app

Published: Thursday, 22nd August 2019 in Research news

A new project that aims to prevent the occurrence of Lyme disease in the Northern Hemisphere has been officially launched in the Highlands.

SRUC has announced changes to its disease surveillance model

New model for disease surveillance

Published: Wednesday, 21st August 2019 in Veterinary Services news

Providing one-to-one advice to veterinary practitioners, leveraging big data, and integrated testing in one specialist laboratory are at the centre of a new model of farm animal disease surveillance.

Andy Barr, from the Texel Sheep Society, with Rachel Gateley

Ahead of the herd

Published: Tuesday, 20th August 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Applied Animal Science graduate Rachel Gateley proved she was ahead of the herd when she won a top award for her final degree project.

Claire Strathern with chicken and dog

Eggstra special award for Poulty Production student

Published: Monday, 19th August 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Poultry Production student Claire Strathern is eggstatic after winning a top prize at the Scottish Egg Quality Awards.

Martyn davies new head of forestry relishing challenge at sruc

Branching out

Published: Monday, 19th August 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Those who think forestry is all about felling simply can’t see the wood for the trees. This is according to the person charged with revamping the subject at Scotland’s Rural College.

The proposed new location for the new Rural Veterinary Hub on the Inverness Campus.

Inverness Veterinary Hub bid success

Published: Friday, 16th August 2019 in Veterinary Services news

Scotland’s Rural College and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) have made a successful bid to create a new data-driven innovation centre for veterinary science in Inverness.

New module teaches students about financial aspect of farm management

Mentors needed for farmers of the future

Published: Thursday, 15th August 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Agriculture students are looking for mentors to help them complete a new module launched by Scotland’s Rural College.

Professor Rainer Roehe says the study could improve yields as well as cattle health

Cow gut DNA study finds bugs that could up meat and milk yields

Published: Monday, 12th August 2019 in Research news

Cutting-edge DNA technologies have discovered thousands of bugs in cows’ stomachs that could improve meat and dairy production, and keep cattle healthy.

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