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Students during Georgina Kay’s presentation at the “Botanics”

Students learn to blossom at horticulture careers day

Published: Thursday, 23rd February 2017 in Study at SRUC news

Horticulture students from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) were among those from around Scotland who attended the Grow Careers event at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh.

Golfers

Elmwood hosts high schools golf competition and information day

Published: Wednesday, 22nd February 2017 in Study at SRUC news

SRUC Elmwood Golf Course will be opening its doors to local high schools and visitors on Friday 10 March.

Dr Ian Collard at the left of the picture and David James at the right flanking the group.

British Ambassador in Panama visits Oatridge

Published: Wednesday, 22nd February 2017 in Study at SRUC news

The Oatridge Campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) recently hosted a high profile diplomatic visitor – Dr Ian Collard, British Ambassador in Panama.

Tom Cole and Simon Ritchie

Scottish Natural Heritage offer amazing opportunity for SRUC Students

Published: Monday, 20th February 2017 in Study at SRUC news

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) are offering student placement opportunities on some of Scotland’s top National Nature Reserves.

Lucy Murray, Louise Moodycliffe and Caitlin McNeil, along with Barony second year Arboriculture students

Fitness in forestry

Published: Wednesday, 15th February 2017 in Study at SRUC news

Three student nurses put the arboriculture students at the Barony Campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) through their paces when they educated them on healthy eating, diet and fitness.

SAC Consulting’s food and drink team new recruit Kerry Allison.

Kerry Allison joins SAC Consulting’s food and drink team

Published: Tuesday, 14th February 2017 in SAC Consulting news

SAC Consulting Food and Drink has welcomed Kerry Allison to the team – bringing with her a decade of experience in the food service and production industries.

SRUC Ayr Student Claire Simonetta with her British Education Award.

High flying Ayr student wins prestigious national award

Published: Tuesday, 14th February 2017 in Study at SRUC news

A high-flying student from the Ayr Campus has been named regional winner for Scotland at a prestigious national education award.

Davy McCracken and fellow panel members discussing Landcare Europe’s proposals for a public goods premium to be incorporated into the basic payment of the CAP.

Helping highlight a potential new structure for the CAP

Published: Tuesday, 14th February 2017 in Research news

Davy McCracken, Head of SRUC's Hill & Mountain Research Centre, recently paid a flying visit to Brussels.

Second year Rural Business Management students at Elsick House accompanied by Programme Manager George Robertson and Ben Sherriff of Expresso Property.

Aberdeen students strengthen links with local businesses

Published: Tuesday, 14th February 2017 in Study at SRUC news

Second year students from the Aberdeen Campus of SRUC are honing their business skills in a challenge to create a new community focal point for the local Chapelton Estate.

Opening paths at Oatridge Countryside Liaison Day

Published: Tuesday, 14th February 2017 in Study at SRUC news

A Countryside Liaison Day took place at the Oatridge Campus with key industry representatives last week.

SRUC’s Ceri Ritchie, second from left, was a member of the judging panel for the Aberdeen’s Best Curry Awards.

Full bhoona judging role for Ceri Ritchie at Aberdeen curry awards

Published: Tuesday, 14th February 2017 in SAC Consulting news

Ceri Ritchie, SRUC’s Senior Manager Food and Drink was all curried out recently after her spell on the judging panel for the Aberdeen’s Best Curry Awards.

The Green Smoothie Bike in action

Sustainable travel roadshow tours SRUC campuses

Published: Tuesday, 14th February 2017 in About SRUC news

In preparation for spring a sustainable travel roadshow has been touring the SRUC campuses to inspire staff and students to make their journeys more eco-friendly.

Katie Dubarry, Stephen Moore and Megan Simpson

Four SRUC Oatridge Campus students shortlisted for the prestigious Lantra awards

Published: Wednesday, 8th February 2017 in Study at SRUC news

Four students from the Oatridge Campus of SRUC have been shortlisted for the prestigious Lantra awards in the categories of Higher Education, Engineering, Conservation and Equine Studies.

Thomas Perfect

Thomas reaches Lantra finals

Published: Tuesday, 7th February 2017 in Study at SRUC news

A 20 year old Cumbrian Agricultural Engineering apprentice who studies at the Barony Campus of Scotland’s Rural College is been announced as a finalist in the prestigious Lantra industry awards.

Heath Urquhart in the garden.

Royal murder and mystery as international students dig up Scottish heritage for show garden

Published: Monday, 6th February 2017 in Study at SRUC news

A group of eight international Garden Design students at SRUC are digging up a dark moment in Scottish history to inspire their “Hortus Homicida” show garden in a bid for gold.

Elmwood Campus students show off the promotional literature.

Scotland’s Rural College reaches prestigious marketing finals

Published: Friday, 3rd February 2017 in Study at SRUC news

SRUC's entry into the College Development Network (CDN) awards has been shortlisted for the Promotional Literature category.

Kevin pictured in the horticultural unit at Elmwood.

Elmwood student reaches Scottish finals for Young Horticulturalist of the Year

Published: Friday, 3rd February 2017 in Study at SRUC news

HNC Horticulture Student Kevin Keith, from the Elmwood Campus of SRUC, has reached the Scottish Finals of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture’s Young Horticulturalist of the Year.

Postgraduate research student Xin Shu making her presentation at Nanjing Agricultural University in China.

PhD student hosts presentation on soil to Chinese university

Published: Wednesday, 1st February 2017 in Study at SRUC news

Xin Shu, an SRUC postgraduate research student with Crops and Soil Systems, recently hosted a high profile presentation to the Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU) in China.

Farmers attending a FAS event

FAS helps over 1,500 farmers and crofters in first four months

Published: Wednesday, 1st February 2017 in SAC Consulting news

Over 1,500 Scottish farmers and crofters have benefited from attending nearly 80 events run by the new Farm Advisory Service (FAS) over the first four months since it was launched last September.

Alistair Trail

Alistair Trail joins SAC Consulting’s food and drink team

Published: Wednesday, 1st February 2017 in SAC Consulting news

SAC Consulting Food and Drink have welcomed Alistair Trail to the team – an industry stalwart who brings with him over 11 years experience working in Scotland’s food, drink and environmental sectors.

Vertical stacking at ComCrop allows gen times the quantity of plants to be grown.

Ayr SAC Consultant sees intensive farming methods in Singapore

Published: Wednesday, 1st February 2017 in SAC Consulting news

Vertical farms, rooftop salads and bull frog meat are all part of farming Singapore style.

Beach clean

SRUC Oatridge students adopt a beach in national campaign to clean up the coastline

Published: Tuesday, 31st January 2017 in Study at SRUC news

A group of Animal Care students from the Oatridge campus have adopted a stretch of local beach at Blackness as part of the Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) national Beachwatch program.

John Forster of SAC Consulting’s Campbeltown office who led the Campbeltown Milk Quality Improvement Project

Innovative milk project shortlisted for Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards

Published: Monday, 30th January 2017 in SAC Consulting news

Consultants and researchers behind an innovative project which improved milk quality and boosted cheese yield have been shortlisted for the prestigious Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards.

Students with a bagpiper on Burns Night

Students embrace #ScotlandWelcomesTheWorld campaign

Published: Monday, 23rd January 2017 in About SRUC news

Staff and students across SRUC's six campuses have been queuing up to sign Welcome Walls to celebrate the international community.

Poppy Frater

Poppy Frater joins Beef and Sheep Select team

Published: Wednesday, 18th January 2017 in SAC Consulting news

Poppy Frater has joined SRUC’s Beef and Sheep Select team, based in the St Boswells Office, to focus on grass management and sheep production.

Ashley Stamper and Sarah Haughey with Mike Wijnberg at the Oxford Farming Conference.

Oxford means early start for SRUC students

Published: Wednesday, 18th January 2017 in Study at SRUC news

For two fourth year Agriculture students, new year meant three long but rewarding days at the Oxford Farming Conference.

Oxford Real Farming Conference

Christine Watson speaks at “alternative” Oxford Farming Conference

Published: Wednesday, 18th January 2017 in Research news

Aberdeen-based Professor Christine Watson, Team Leader Soil Science, was one of the keynote speakers at the “alternative” event to the Oxford Farming Conference.

John Campbell

SRUC Fellow John Campbell knighted in New Year honours

Published: Wednesday, 18th January 2017 in About SRUC news

Glenrath Farms founder John Campbell – an Honorary Fellow of SRUC – was delighted to be knighted in the recent New Year honours list.

Fife Flyers ice hockey team captain Ryan Dingle was a recent visitor to Elmwood.

Captain Ryan Dingle brings his puck to Elmwood

Published: Wednesday, 18th January 2017 in Study at SRUC news

Fife Flyers ice hockey team captain Ryan Dingle recently visited Elmwood Campus to speak to students on the importance of lifelong learning, healthy eating and nutrition.

Lamb with swollen knees

Free tests offered in survey of joint disease in new-born lambs

Published: Wednesday, 18th January 2017 in Research news

With anecdotal evidence of an increase in “joint-ill” - a disease affecting the joints of young lambs - investigators from SRUC are offering free post mortem tests to sheep farmers and their vets.

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