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Rural Business Management students Charlotte Bailey and David Anderson welcome the £50k donation

£50k gift for Ayr students

Published: Wednesday, 22nd January 2020 in Study at SRUC news

Students at Scotland’s Rural College are set to benefit from a £50k donation towards training, study tours and travel.

The study aims to develop and adapt technology to monitor methane production in outdoor cattle

Graze expectations

Published: Wednesday, 22nd January 2020 in Research news

Researchers are looking into more effective ways to monitor greenhouse gas emissions in grazing cattle.

Plenty to digest at food policy debate

Debate offers policy makers food for thought

Published: Tuesday, 21st January 2020 in Research news

Scotland could learn much from the Nordic countries when it comes to sustainable food production and lowering the rate of child obesity.

Professor Wayne Powell speaks at the launch event for the SeedPod – the new food hub for the North East of Scotland

North East Centre of Excellence for Food and Drink Industry

Published: Monday, 20th January 2020 in About SRUC news

A food and drink development hub for the north east of Scotland has secured £10 million of capital funding from the UK and Scottish Governments.

Shona Sutherland leads a chocolate workshop at Elmwood

Students whip up chocolate treats

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

Hospitality students at Scotland’s Rural College enjoyed an artisan chocolate workshop led by patisserie chef Shona Sutherland.

Perfect dozen

Perfect dozen

Published: Friday, 17th January 2020 in Study at SRUC news

A dozen top apprentices and trainees from SRUC have been selected as finalists for this year’s Awards for Land-based and Aquaculture Skills (ALBAS).

Becky Cross will climb more than 10,000 steps to raise funds for gardeners

China challenge

Published: Friday, 17th January 2020 in Study at SRUC news

An Edinburgh horticulture student will walk more than 150 miles along the Great Wall of China to raise money for struggling gardeners.

New projects aim to identify what triggers painful condition in ponies

Grassroots approach

Published: Thursday, 16th January 2020 in Research news

Researchers at Scotland’s Rural College are calling on pony owners to help them get to the root of laminitis – a painful condition which affects many ponies and horses.

Crofting and farming in the new era of sea eagles will be discussed at a Portree event (photo RSPB/RSPB Images)

Farming in the era of sea eagles

Published: Wednesday, 15th January 2020 in Veterinary Services news

Farmers and crofters affected by sea eagles are invited to the premiere of a short film highlighting the work being done to mitigate the problem.

Farmers will be given advice about employing people at a new roadshow

From Brexit to pensions

Published: Monday, 13th January 2020 in SAC Consulting news

Employers will be given guidance on a range of issues, from the right to work in the UK after Brexit to pensions, in a series of meetings across the country.

A new project at Elmwood will review the Greenkeeping curriculum

Going for green

Published: Friday, 10th January 2020 in Study at SRUC news

A review of the Greenkeeping curriculum in the UK and Ireland is one of two SRUC-led projects being funded as part of a £650k initiative.

The cow with calf project is receiving £60,000 in KTIF funding

SRUC projects receive innovation funding

Published: Tuesday, 7th January 2020 in Research news

A project which aims to keep calves with their mothers for longer is among three SRUC-led projects to share more than £143,000 from the Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (KTIF).

Scientists are exploring options for growing organic oilseed rape in Scotland

Scots scientists explore options on organic oilseed

Published: Tuesday, 7th January 2020 in Research news

Scientists have teamed up with farmers and industry to explore the possibility of growing organic oilseed rape (Canola) in Scotland for the first time.

The application of drone technology for precision agriculture and the environment

SRUC and ADAS join forces

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

Agri-business across the UK will enjoy greater access to the latest independent advice backed by world-leading research and innovation, thanks to a new partnership between SRUC and ADAS.

Crofters are invited to attend workshops to discuss common grazing dilemmas

Common grazing dilemmas

Published: Friday, 20th December 2019 in SAC Consulting news

Crofters in the Highlands and Islands will be offered solutions to common grazing dilemmas at two workshops in the New Year.

Gamekeeper students at SRUC

Getting to know gamekeepers

Published: Thursday, 19th December 2019 in Research news

While they play an important part in the management activities of large areas of Scotland, little is known about the daily lives of gamekeepers and their attitudes, motivations and behaviours. 

Former construction worker Abbie Steenson is now studying Animal Care

Christmas bonus for ‘change your path’ students

Published: Thursday, 19th December 2019 in Study at SRUC news

A former construction worker, a chef and a waitress are among a group of mature students receiving a cash gift at Christmas after winning ‘Change Your Path’ bursaries.

Farmers are invited to free agronomy events across Scotland

Crop masters

Published: Wednesday, 18th December 2019 in SAC Consulting news

Farmers will get the lowdown on the latest crop research during a series of free agronomy events being held in Scotland in the New Year.

Seaweed cosmetics entrepreneur Ben Oakes with his body and lip balm products

New beard oil fit for Santa

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

A Skye seaweed cosmetics entrepreneur has expanded his range of skincare products with the launch of a new beard oil and wax – just in time for Santa as he prepares for his busiest night of the year.

Gary Smith from STRI (left) presents Kyle McClung (right) with the Harry Diamond award

Best greenkeeper par none

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

Former Elmwood Golf Management student Kyle McClung has been named as top student greenkeeper in Scotland.

A new European project will improve the viability of sheep farms

New fleece of life for sheep project

Published: Monday, 16th December 2019 in Research news

A European sheep network has been given a new lease of life after securing funding for three years.

SAC Association of Potato Producers – 21st Annual Conference

Putting potato research into practice

Published: Wednesday, 11th December 2019 in Research news

The newly appointed Lead Potato Researcher and Consultant for Scotland will use his first public appearance in the role to highlight the importance of collaboration within the industry.

New report highlights importance of reversing decline of high nature value farmland

Back to the future

Published: Tuesday, 10th December 2019 in Research news

The importance of ensuring a future for ‘high nature value’ farmlands across the globe has been highlighted in a new paper published by a consortium of European scientists.

SRUC vets contribute to antimicrobial report

No rise in resistance

Published: Monday, 9th December 2019 in Veterinary Services news

Ongoing surveillance of animals in Scotland is providing useful insights into antimicrobial resistance.

Dairy cows at Crichton Farm

Cutting antibiotics use in cows

Published: Friday, 6th December 2019 in SAC Consulting news

Dairy farmers are being encouraged to practice selective dry cow therapy in a bid to minimise the use of antibiotics at drying off.

Pictured at the joint Teagasc-SRUC conference in Dublin are, from left to right, Professor Gerry Boyle, Teagasc Director;  Liam Herlihy, Teagasc Chairman; Prof Wayne Powell, SRUC Principal and CEO; and SRUC Chairman Sandy Cumming

Joint conference explores sustainable solutions

Published: Friday, 6th December 2019 in About SRUC news

A joint conference between SRUC and Teagasc is taking place in Dublin today (Friday 6 December).

Free event to optimise production in the pig and poultry sector

Pig and poultry production

Published: Wednesday, 4th December 2019 in Research news

Improving pig and poultry production is the focus of a new event taking place near Edinburgh in January. 

Hospitality students Kevin Thomson, Kym Stirling and Joshua Simpson help out at St Andrew's Day Dinner

Savouring success

Published: Wednesday, 4th December 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Hospitality students from Elmwood gave an impressive display of their culinary talents at an annual St Andrew’s Day Dinner at the five-star Old Course Hotel.

Sperm whale found washed up with 100kg of debris in its stomach

Grim find in whale’s stomach

Published: Wednesday, 4th December 2019 in Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme news

Luskentyre Beach served as a stunning backdrop to a “horrific” discovery by the Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme (SMASS).

Gloomy forecast for scotland s ski resorts

Gloomy forecast for Scotland’s ski resorts

Published: Wednesday, 4th December 2019 in Research news

A new report forecasting the impact of climate change on the Cairngorms National Park has warned the range will suffer a ‘substantial decline’ in snow cover.

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