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Raising a glass to climate change mitigation on vineyards

Led by scientists at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), researchers are investigating what the French viticultural sector are doing to mitigate climate change.…

  • SRUC
  • 31/01/2023
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Alpaca and llama owners urged to make their voices herd

The growing popularity of keeping llamas and alpacas has prompted the launch of a new initiative aimed at creating a better understanding of the camelid sector in Scotland. The project team has put together a short survey and is keen to speak to keepers who are interested in sharing their opinions further.…

  • SRUC
  • 30/01/2023
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Key posts filled for SRUC Vet School

Ten posts - including Director of Veterinary Partnerships, Head of Interprofessional Education, Veterinary Programme Director, Veterinary Lecturers and Veterinary Senior Lecturers, have been filled in preparation for the roll out of the curriculum at SRUC's new School of Veterinary Medicine. …

  • SRUC
  • 27/01/2023
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2023 – a big year for biodiversity

SRUC’s Thriving Natural Capital Challenge Centre has been awarded a Natural Environment Research Council grant to focus on network building for nature positive projects - between Scottish biodiversity uplift programmes happening on the ground, and the investment and private finance sector. …

  • Hannah Rudman
  • 26/01/2023
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Sustainable festivals idea wins enterprise challenge

Meredith Wicks, who is studying for a Masters degree in Environmental Protection & Management at SRUC, won top prize in their inaugural Enterprise Challenge for her business proposal to facilitate more sustainable events and festivals across Scotland.…

  • SRUC
  • 26/01/2023
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Agrecalc appoints first CEO

In a major step towards becoming a spin-out company, Agrecalc, the award-winning and market-leading carbon footprint tool developed by SAC Consulting together with SRUC researchers, has appointed its first chief executive.…

  • SRUC
  • 23/01/2023
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Is growing potatoes sustainable and profitable?

Potatoes are an amazingly versatile food and an important part of our culture in Scotland. But is growing potatoes sustainable and profitable?…

  • Dr Phil Burgess
  • 23/01/2023
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Farmers urged to benchmark carbon footprint

SAC Consulting has again been awarded the government contract to conduct a nationwide survey which helps farms to save money while also benchmarking their carbon footprint and nitrate. Farms completing the Scottish Farm Business Survey will be given a full carbon footprint measurement using Agrecalc, SAC Consulting’s award-winning farm carbon calculator.…

  • SRUC
  • 11/01/2023
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New Year Honours for SRUC Chair and Board member

Our chair Linda Hanna is being honoured by King Charles with an MBE for services to the Scottish Business Community, while John Cross, a non-executive member of the SAC Commercial Board, has been made an OBE.…

  • SRUC
  • 31/12/2022
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Self-charging implantable devices will improve chronic disease treatments

With chronic diseases being a leading cause of death, researchers at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) are involved in a study to develop technology which enables more accurate and efficient drug delivery.…

  • SRUC
  • 20/12/2022
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Potato conference seeks to boost growers’ confidence amid global challenges

The ongoing impact of the war in Ukraine and the pressure of reducing carbon footprints will be on the agenda when Scotland’s biggest potato conference returns in the new year.…

  • SRUC
  • 19/12/2022
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Pine needles offer key energy solution

A real Christmas tree is the centrepiece of many households’ festive decorations but apart from filling the room with a woody fragrance, pine needles have a key role to play in addressing challenges relating to energy.…

  • SRUC
  • 15/12/2022
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