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SRUC Veterinary service team members carry out testing on samples at the Veterinary and Analytical Laboratory

Implementing a new model of disease surveillance

Published: Wednesday, 13th November 2019 in Veterinary Services news

Following an internal consultation, Scotland’s Rural College will progress with the new model of disease surveillance announced in August 2019.

Oliver and Paul with Professor Caroline Argo, Dean of the North Faculty

“Proud” students awarded for farm work

Published: Tuesday, 12th November 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Two student farmers at SRUC Aberdeen have been recognised by the Royal Northern Agricultural Society (RNAS).

Former SRUC Animal Care students Rebecca (left) and Shari (right) now work with birds of prey

Elmwood students flying high in new careers

Published: Tuesday, 12th November 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Former Animal Care students from Scotland’s Rural College are flying high in their new careers after completing courses at the Elmwood campus in Fife.  

Breeding heifers

Breeding Heifers

Published: Monday, 11th November 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Students from SRUC’s Oatridge campus will take part in an interactive beef demonstration at AgriScot later this month.

Auchtertyre in the 1980s and present day

Upland research farms reach 50-year summit

Published: Monday, 11th November 2019 in About SRUC news

Scotland’s Rural College is this week celebrating the 50th anniversary of its innovative, influential and international upland research and demonstration farms.

MSP Willie Rennie at the opening of SRUC’s new Animal Care and Gamekeeping facilities at Elmwood campus with Principal Wayne Powell and students

Paws for applause

Published: Friday, 8th November 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Scotland’s Rural College officially opened the doors to new £350,000 Animal Care and Gamekeeping facilities at its Elmwood campus today (8 November 2019). 

Climate change research wins phd student prize

Climate change research wins PhD student prize

Published: Thursday, 7th November 2019 in Study at SRUC news

A postgraduate student at Scotland’s Rural College has won a prize for her research looking at the effects of climate change on European grassland yields. 

Shaun and Catriona then and now

School friends reunited

Published: Thursday, 7th November 2019 in Study at SRUC news

More than 20 years after leaving school in Ayr, Catriona Hawthorn and Shaun Dowse have both ended up studying at Scotland’s Rural College – but 80 miles apart.

Iain, Rob and Kath Livesey of Firth Farm

Beefing up business

Published: Thursday, 7th November 2019 in Alumni and Friends news

Two former SRUC students are among the finalists competing for the AgriScot Scotch Beef Farm of the Year award.

One of the finalists Sarah Hodge with Derek Hall and Alan Graham

Grand prize awaits business skills competition winner

Published: Thursday, 7th November 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Three students from SRUC’s Aberdeen, Ayr and Edinburgh campuses will compete for a £1000 cash prize after being named as finalists in the annual AgriScot Business Skills Competition.

Vet nurses celebrate graduation from SRUC Barony

Vet nurses share top award

Published: Thursday, 7th November 2019 in Study at SRUC news

A fisherman and a qualified pharmacy dispensing assistant were among the 34 students graduating with an HND in Veterinary Nursing from Scotland’s Rural College.

Oatridge Agriculture students study accident scenes at a farm safety event

Agriculture students turn sleuth to solve farm accident cases

Published: Thursday, 31st October 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Agriculture students at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) took part in a specially-tailored farm safety event aimed at reducing accidents on farms.

Farmers are being advised to consider delaying weaning

Spring calving warning

Published: Wednesday, 30th October 2019 in SAC Consulting news

After a summer of exceptional grass growth, beef cows across the country are generally in very good condition. 

Fishermen and women from around Scotland gather in European first

Teaming up to tackle entanglement

Published: Tuesday, 29th October 2019 in Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme news

In the first workshop of its kind in Europe, creel fishermen and women from around Scotland gathered in the Highlands to tackle the problem of marine animal entanglement.

(l-R) Gus Routlege and Simon Ritchie with Autumnwatch presenter Michaela Strachan

Not so wild goose chase

Published: Tuesday, 29th October 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Countryside Management students from Scotland’s Rural College joined TV presenter Michaela Strachan on a wild goose chase for the latest series of the BBC’s popular wildlife programme Autumnwatch.  

SRUC research shows impact of small grants on rural firms

Windfarm windfall boosts businesses

Published: Tuesday, 29th October 2019 in Research news

A company that rents electric bikes was among a number of Scottish rural businesses to benefit from a windfarm windfall.

Photo: Elaine Livingstone

Harvesting Hallowe’en pumpkins

Published: Monday, 28th October 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Horticulture and Garden Design students Will Ross, Rachel Elliot and Simon Drozdek harvested pumpkins for Hallowe’en at Scotland’s Rural College.

Alex Morris receives her award from Master Woolman Mark Johnson

Shear delight for Alex after Woolmen scholarship

Published: Friday, 25th October 2019 in Study at SRUC news

A PhD student at Scotland’s Rural College has been awarded a scholarship from the Worshipful Company of Woolmen.

Webinar will provide guidance to crofters on succession

Crafting successful crofting succession

Published: Friday, 25th October 2019 in SAC Consulting news

Crofters planning for the often daunting and complex process of passing their business on to the next generation are being offered the chance to register for a bespoke webinar. 

SRUC Aberdeen Agriculture students at James Hutton Institute Glensaugh Farm

Students to gain ‘real world’ experience

Published: Tuesday, 22nd October 2019 in Study at SRUC news

A new partnership between SRUC and the James Hutton Institute will put practical skills into the hands of future farmers.

Rats engaging in social play

Good vibes in tickled rats are contagious

Published: Friday, 18th October 2019 in Research news

Just as laughter is contagious in humans, the positive mood induced in rats when tickled can be catching.

The Sowerby’s beaked whale is removed from Gullane Beach in East Lothian

Whale's entanglement wounds among 'most severe'

Published: Thursday, 17th October 2019 in Research news

A Sowerby’s beaked whale found on an East Lothian beach suffered some of the “most severe” entanglement wounds ever recorded by the Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme (SMASS).

Farmers are being warned about the problem of Grass Staggers

Managing the risk of Grass Staggers

Published: Wednesday, 16th October 2019 in SAC Consulting news

In the last week, there has been a large increase in cases of hypomagnesemia (Grass Staggers) in beef cows.

The new Farm Management Handbook is a comprehensive source of information for farmers

Focus on what you can control

Published: Monday, 14th October 2019 in SAC Consulting news

With the outcome of Brexit still far from certain, many farm businesses have little clear idea of what they could – or should – be doing to prepare.

The event will provide an opportunity for questions and debate

From Plate to Planet

Published: Friday, 11th October 2019 in Research news

With red meat consumption a hot topic of conversation, SRUC is hosting a free event to help people make up their minds about the industry’s pros and cons.

Porpoises are being killed by a ‘dog-bite’ bacteria following seal attacks

The curious incident of porpoises killed by ‘dog-bite’ bacteria

Published: Friday, 11th October 2019 in Research news

Scientists from a wide range of backgrounds have pooled their resources to solve the mystery of a ‘dog-bite’ bacteria attributed to the death of harbour porpoises.

The free event will offer advice on the management of existing woodland

Making the most of farm woodland

Published: Wednesday, 9th October 2019 in SAC Consulting news

Forestry professionals are set to share their expertise on how to boost the productivity of existing woodland.

Positive animal welfare aims to allow animals to take part in rewarding activities

Finding the positives in animal welfare

Published: Wednesday, 9th October 2019 in Research news

Researchers at SRUC have found a significant overlap between the views of farmers and scientists on positive animal welfare.

Scott Campbell, Farmers Weekly Arable Farmer of the Year, at his farm in Aberdeenshire. Picture: Angus Findlay

Ex-student Scott named Arable Farmer of the Year

Published: Tuesday, 8th October 2019 in Study at SRUC news

A former student from Scotland’s Rural College has been named Arable Farmer of the Year.

Two schools of thought on grazing management will be discussed at an event in Perth

The Graze Debate

Published: Monday, 7th October 2019 in SAC Consulting news

An award-winning farmer will be among the experts discussing the impact of different grazing methods on soil health and animal performance at a conference next month.

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