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Cupar to Canada

Published: Friday, 17th May 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Two students are heading more than 3,000 miles to work on an exclusive Canadian island after completing courses at Scotland’s Rural College.

Food security students visit a tea plantation in Kenya

Into Africa

Published: Thursday, 16th May 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Food security students travelled to Kenya to learn about food production and distribution, as well as retailing, poverty and malnutrition, in developing countries.

Lifeline not a luxury

Lifeline not a luxury

Published: Tuesday, 14th May 2019 in Research news

Air travel is a ‘lifeline not a luxury’ for people living and working in the Highlands and Islands, according to a new report.

Beefing up breeding programmes

Beefing up breeding programmes

Published: Tuesday, 14th May 2019 in SAC Consulting news

Cattle breeding needs to adapt to changing market demands, a senior beef consultant will tell farmers ahead of this year’s national Beef Expo event. 

Eily Andrews at the Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary

Straight from the horse’s mouth

Published: Friday, 10th May 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Equine Studies students got a chance to learn straight from the horse’s mouth on a study tour of the Scottish Borders.

Protein replacement poses challenge

Protein replacement poses challenge

Published: Thursday, 9th May 2019 in Research news

Capacities for completely replacing animal protein in the human diet are limited and would require “major changes” in the structure of global agricultural food systems, according to new research.

Driving forward low carbon farming

Driving forward low-carbon farming

Published: Wednesday, 8th May 2019 in SAC Consulting news

A new farmer-led initiative is aiming to drive low-carbon, environmentally sustainable farming practices in Scotland.

The new event will bring together the key players in Scottish food production

Brand new arable event for Scotland

Published: Wednesday, 8th May 2019 in SAC Consulting news

SRUC is one of three industry organisations to have joined forces to launch a brand new field-based arable event for Scotland.

Spreading the word

Spreading the word

Published: Wednesday, 8th May 2019 in Study at SRUC news

The range of innovative teaching methods used by Scotland’s Rural College has been shared at an Irish education conference.

SRUC's Langhill Dairy Herd

Newbold appointment

Published: Wednesday, 8th May 2019 in Research news

Scotland’s Rural College has appointed its first Professor of Dairy Nutrition as part of the expansion of its South & West faculty.

Minister gets up to speed on fast breeders

Minister gets up to speed on Fast Breeders

Published: Tuesday, 7th May 2019 in Research news

Scotland’s Rural Affairs Minister has been seeing first-hand some of the ways SRUC research is benefiting the country’s farmers. 

Laura Young

Sweet dreams are made of this

Published: Tuesday, 7th May 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Edinburgh student and environmental campaigner Laura Young will join a host of influential speakers, including singer Annie Lennox and human rights lawyer Baroness Helena Kennedy, at a TEDx talk.

Pupils enjoy stroking a lamb

Growing the future

Published: Monday, 6th May 2019 in Study at SRUC news

More than 700 primary school pupils got hands-on experience at a Farm to Fork event hosted by Scotland’s Rural College at its Oatridge campus in West Lothian.

Introduction to Animal Care student Aiden Forrest with Thumper

Creature Comforts

Published: Monday, 6th May 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Animals at Scotland’s Rural College in Aberdeen are packing up their hutches, aquariums and aviaries and moving to a new £350,000 home for animal care and veterinary nursing.

Glamping pods at Badaguish, Aviemore

Glamping, distilling and farm fitness

Published: Thursday, 2nd May 2019 in SAC Consulting news

Glamping, distilling, adventure tourism and even outdoor farm fitness are among the novel opportunities open to rural businesses looking for “diversification inspiration”. 

Elmwood to be nature organisation’s new home

Elmwood the natural choice

Published: Monday, 29th April 2019 in About SRUC news

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) staff have moved to a new location in Cupar on SRUC’s Elmwood campus

Garden design student Sarah Stewart

Green fingers rooted in family tree

Published: Monday, 29th April 2019 in Study at SRUC news

When the niece of Edinburgh’s ‘secret garden’ creators was looking for a change of career, Garden Design was an obvious choice.

Ian Buchanan with his girlfriend Kerry Cartwright

Pinnacle prize for Ian

Published: Friday, 26th April 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Agriculture student Ian Buchanan pulled out all the stops to win a top UK award for his rare breed pork business.

Cows’ brush with happiness

Cows’ brush with happiness

Published: Wednesday, 24th April 2019 in Research news

Dairy cows are as up for a bit of self-grooming as the most dedicated Instagrammer, according to farmers interviewed for research into positive animal welfare.

Sruc invests in inverness

SRUC Invests in Inverness

Published: Wednesday, 24th April 2019 in About SRUC news

Following the sale of its Drummondhill site, Scotland’s Rural College is looking to reinvest in Inverness.

Last year’s winner Aimee Budge

Aimee’s crown up for grabs

Published: Tuesday, 23rd April 2019 in Study at SRUC news

The search is on for a student to take over former SRUC student Aimee Budge’s crown at the British Farming Awards 2019.

SRUC student Aiden Forrest with Thumper the Giant Flemish bunny

Hoppily ever after ending for giant bunny

Published: Sunday, 21st April 2019 in Study at SRUC news

A Giant Flemish bunny has been given new hop this Easter after being adopted by Scotland’s Rural College.

Graduate golfers tee up return match

Graduate golfers tee up return match

Published: Thursday, 18th April 2019 in Alumni and Friends news

Professional golf students past and present will tee off against each other at an alumni event in St Andrews.

New President Eileen Wall with BSAS Chief Executive Maggie Mitchell

Eileen takes up presidency

Published: Monday, 15th April 2019 in Research news

The Head of Research at Scotland’s Rural College has been appointed President of the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS).

Strangles is prevalent in equines around the UK

Strangles symposium success

Published: Thursday, 11th April 2019 in Veterinary Services news

Eradicating strangles – the UK’s most prevalent infectious equine disease – could become a reality if more people were inspired to take action.

Jay rayner with students

Jay to remember for students

Published: Thursday, 11th April 2019 in Study at SRUC news

One of Britain’s best-known food critics has met with hospitality students at Scotland’s Rural College.

Ian Buchanan with one of his pigs

Aiming for the pinnacle

Published: Wednesday, 10th April 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Three students from Scotland’s Rural College are among eight finalists shortlisted in the 2019 Farmers Club Pinnacle Awards.

SRUC researcher Dr Jane Atterton at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg

Exploring the rural-urban divide

Published: Tuesday, 9th April 2019 in Research news

An SRUC researcher has been speaking about the “rural-urban divide” at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.

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