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Breathing life back into Scotland’s neglected crofts

SAC Consulting, part of SRUC, has recognised that legislation surrounding crofting is presenting barriers to succession planning and the team has been helping individuals to better understand their options, to maximise the potential of their croft and to support the next generation get a foot hold in the industry.…

  • SRUC
  • 05/12/2022
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Research to unlock the potential of edible insects

With edible insects being hailed as a sustainable source of high protein food, researchers at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have been awarded more than £10k to develop a strategy for using them in animal feed.…

  • SRUC
  • 05/12/2022
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SRUC Alliance for the Natural Economy Forum

In this blog piece by Dr Susannah Bolton, she reflects on a dinner held at Scotland House, in the City of London, where SRUC convened a group of people to discuss what a “just transition to a natural economy” really means.…

  • Dr Susannah Bolton
  • 01/12/2022
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Edible insects: the low carbon snack with big potential

In this blog post, Dr Pattanapong Tiwasing, a researcher at our Rural Policy Centre, highlights the benefits edible insects can bring to our sustainability goals. He also delves into the current status of the insect sector in the UK and beyond, urging policymakers to take action to enable it to survive.…

  • SRUC
  • 30/11/2022
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Increase in Skye’s corncrake numbers bucks Scotland-wide trend

An annual survey of corncrakes in Scotland recorded an increase in the number of calling males on Skye - despite a three per cent reduction overall in Scotland. The results highlight the importance of work being done by the Skye Crofting and Corncrake Partnership (SCCP), involving SAC Consulting - part of SRUC, RSPB Scotland, NFU Scotland and the Scottish Crofting Federation to help local farmers and crofters manage their land to improve Skye’s corncrake population.…

  • SRUC
  • 30/11/2022
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Doddie Weir OBE

The former Scotland rugby star, whose brave fight against MND captured the hearts of people around the world, leaves behind an incredible legacy that goes far beyond sport.…

  • SRUC
  • 28/11/2022
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Highland scientists research global health risks for animals and humans

With climate change, Covid-19 and Avian Influenza posing risks to people, animals and the planet, scientists at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) are expanding their focus to help assess future public health threats.…

  • SRUC
  • 21/11/2022
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Carbon management for climate change mitigation

As part of SRUC, SAC Consulting operates alongside and in collaboration with our cutting-edge research units to ensure the development of new and innovative solutions to carbon management problems. Our team is passionate about addressing important carbon management issues and keen to work with clients to achieve climate change mitigation targets.…

  • Seamus Murphy
  • 18/11/2022
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Former SRUC agriculture student scoops £1000 prize

Former SRUC student Jack Young was crowned winner of the Business Skills Award at the annual AgriScot Farm Business of the Year awards event.…

  • SRUC
  • 18/11/2022
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SRUC support for staff and students during cost of living crisis

SRUC is committed to supporting staff and students through the cost of living crisis and helping members of our community navigate these challenging times.…

  • Caroline Bysh
  • 17/11/2022
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SRUC celebrates ten years with Holyrood showcase

A parliamentary reception was held at Holyrood on 15 November 2022 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of SRUC and the remarkable role in has in communities across Scotland.…

  • SRUC
  • 16/11/2022
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What can Scotland learn from Japan about island depopulation?

A cross-cultural research team comprised of both UK- and Japan-based researchers examine some specific strategies used on a small number of Japanese islands in order to understand the viability of using them to tackle depopulation trends in Scotland’s island communities.…

  • Luke Dilley and Jane Atterton
  • 16/11/2022
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