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Acidic soils could be affecting production on many scottish farms

Acidic soils could be affecting production on many Scottish farms

Published: Tuesday, 16th July 2019 in SAC Consulting news

Nearly half of the soil samples collected from the Farm Advisory Service Soil and Nutrient Network farms are suffering from low pH levels according to a new report.

Rebecca Bradley at SRUC’s recent graduation ceremony in Glasgow

Aberdeenshire graduate lands dream job

Published: Tuesday, 16th July 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Aberdeenshire graduate Rebecca Bradley has landed on her feet after walking into a job as a trainee rural surveyor.

An organic farming expert Dr Nic Lampkin

Organic expert awarded Honorary Fellowship

Published: Tuesday, 16th July 2019 in Study at SRUC news

An organic farming expert has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Scotland’s Rural College.

Dr Kate Stephen, right, receives the Sarah Brown Mental Health Research Grant from Sarah’s sister Sophie and mother Fiona

Grant to fund research into mental wellbeing in vet industry

Published: Tuesday, 16th July 2019 in Research news

Scotland’s Rural College has received a £20,000 grant for research focussed on mental health and wellbeing within the veterinary professions.

Gus Routledge spending time among trees

Help at hand for ‘Cinderella’ habitat

Published: Friday, 12th July 2019 in Study at SRUC news

A Countryside Management student has been awarded a £200 grant to help with the costs of his final year project at Scotland’s Rural College.

Jennifer Hart graduates with first class honours

California dreamin’

Published: Monday, 8th July 2019 in Study at SRUC news

California is famously the home of Silicon Valley, but a young woman from the Sunshine State’s tiny Scottish namesake is making a technological impact of her own.

CAFRE staff learn about SRUC Barony’s digital classroom

Digital partners

Published: Monday, 8th July 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Agriculture and equine staff from Northern Ireland got a hands-on demonstration of digital teaching methods during a visit to Scotland’s Rural College.

First spin-in company to SRUC looking at self-sustainable crop production in urban areas

Spinning into SRUC

Published: Monday, 8th July 2019 in Commercial Hubs news

Scotland’s Rural College Innovation Hub is supporting a new business looking to revolutionise crop production in urban areas.

Former beauty therapist Katie Dubarry graduates with a first-class honours degree in Agriculture

Agriculture student swaps beauty for beasts

Published: Friday, 5th July 2019 in Study at SRUC news

An agriculture student who started her career as a beauty therapist is among 650 students graduating from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) today (Friday 5 July).

Succession planning requires honest conversations, especially closer to retirement

Making a success of succession

Published: Friday, 5th July 2019 in SAC Consulting news

Having early and honest conversations with family is vital in the farm succession process.

Borderlands Dairy Innovation Centre for SRUC’s South West Faculty

Dairy innovation investment

Published: Thursday, 4th July 2019 in Research news

The Borderlands partnership have announced investment of up to £8 million into a new Centre of Dairy Innovation in the South and West Faculty of Scotland’s Rural College.

Liam Aiken and Christopher Hale with their teacher Rhiann Gibson

Careers stemming from STEM

Published: Wednesday, 3rd July 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Three students from secondary schools in Aberdeenshire have won prizes in an annual competition run by Scotland’s Rural College to highlight STEM-related careers.

Simon Gibson-Poole helped young visitors take flight in the Drone Zone

Royal Highland Showstoppers

Published: Tuesday, 2nd July 2019 in About SRUC news

Scotland’s Rural College is celebrating its most successful year as an exhibitor at the Royal Highland Show.

Vicki Jarvis, Robyn Aitken and Jade Anderson celebrate BHS exam success

Horse Power

Published: Tuesday, 2nd July 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Equine students from Scotland’s Rural College are celebrating after passing their British Horse Society (BHS) exams.

Gulfoss (Golden Falls) in the South West of Iceland

Iceland Rocks

Published: Tuesday, 2nd July 2019 in Study at SRUC news

A tourism lecturer from Scotland’s Rural College has been learning about what makes Iceland a ‘hot’ travel destination on a study tour to the Nordic island.

Wilson Hall

SRUC remarkets Auchincruive

Published: Monday, 1st July 2019 in About SRUC news

Scotland’s Rural College is to remarket the east side of its Auchincruive site in Ayrshire.

Rural skills plan for south of scotland

Rural skills plan for south of Scotland

Published: Friday, 28th June 2019 in Study at SRUC news

A plan to address skills shortages and support economic growth in the south of Scotland has been welcomed by Scotland’s Rural College.

Cows at Rainton Farm

Organic learning

Published: Friday, 28th June 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Organic farming students visited a range of farms and businesses during a study tour to Dumfries and Galloway as part of their Masters course.

Sarah Smith with Hilary Ford from Marie Curie

New home for Home garden plants

Published: Thursday, 27th June 2019 in Study at SRUC news

An SRUC Garden Design student has helped create a sensory garden for palliative care patients and families at an Edinburgh hospice.

Understanding poverty in rural Britain

Understanding poverty in rural Britain

Published: Monday, 24th June 2019 in Research news

Scotland’s Rural College is carrying out research aimed at better understanding poverty in rural Britain.

Researchers tickle rats to study positive emotions in animals

Tickled pink

Published: Monday, 24th June 2019 in Research news

Researchers have discovered how to use smell to produce a positive emotional state in animals – by tickling rats.

HND Equine Studies student Emily Stewart

On the road to success

Published: Wednesday, 19th June 2019 in Study at SRUC news

More than 150 people attended a ceremony in Livingston to celebrate the achievements of students from the Oatridge campus of Scotland’s Rural College.

Peter Landale (front centre) with award-winning students and staff at SRUC's Barony campus

Career attack

Published: Wednesday, 19th June 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Students were urged to “attack their careers with a positive attitude” at the annual awards ceremony at the Barony campus of Scotland’s Rural College in Dumfries.

Sruc equine summer school students show off their rosettes

Horsing around

Published: Wednesday, 19th June 2019 in Study at SRUC news

American students visited the Kelpies and Perth Races as part of a four-week equine studies programme at Scotland’s Rural College.

Amat pinewoods in the Highlands

Go wild with dissertation

Published: Wednesday, 19th June 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Countryside and environment students are being offered a grant of up to £200 for dissertations about rewilding in Scotland.

Degrees of change

Degrees of change

Published: Tuesday, 18th June 2019 in Research news

Researchers at SRUC form part of a new Independent Climate Change Inquiry to explore how a low-carbon landscape can support a bright future for farming and food.

Growers to receive expert advice following fungicide ban

Crop event set to yield positive results

Published: Tuesday, 18th June 2019 in SAC Consulting news

Wheat and barley growers affected by the ban of a widely used fungicide will be able to seek expert advice at a free trials event.

The new potato partnership is designed to drive innovation and commercialisation

New potato partnership

Published: Tuesday, 18th June 2019 in Commercial Hubs news

The seeds have been sown for the creation of a world-leading potato hub in Scotland, designed to give those working in the £200 million-plus industry instant access to expert advice.

The Revolution is Rural

The Revolution is Rural

Published: Monday, 17th June 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Scotland’s Rural College is showing that it doesn’t “follow the herd” with a new set of films designed to “dispel myths, challenge stereotypes and broaden horizons”.

Katie Dubarry, left, and Hayley Colbert

New face tops Student Association

Published: Friday, 14th June 2019 in Students Association (SRUCSA) news

A new face on the student politics scene and a long-serving representative are among the seven officers elected to Scotland’s Rural College’s Student Association (SRUCSA).

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