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SRUC academic ranked alongside Nobel laureates

Published: Thursday, 26th November 2020

An academic from SRUC has been ranked as one of the most highly cited researchers from across the world, including Nobel laureates.

Cows grazing

Food safety vital to protect Scottish brands

Published: Wednesday, 11th November 2020

Maintaining high levels of safety is essential when it comes to protecting Scotland’s world-famous brands of food and drink.

grouse on moorland

Grouse moors and gamekeepers

Published: Wednesday, 4th November 2020

Moorland management in Scotland has come under the spotlight in a series of reports assessing socioeconomic and biodiversity impacts of driven grouse moors and the employment rights of gamekeepers.

A big call

A big call

Published: Wednesday, 1st August 2018

A large-scale telephone survey of thousands of Scottish farmers has been announced.

Henry cressein inspects rice field in guinea bissau

Researchers helping African farmers diversify

Published: Thursday, 31st May 2018

Researchers from Scotland’s Rural College have recently returned from Guinea-Bissau in Western Africa to assist in building networking and knowledge transfer centres between international researchers.

Sarah Skerratt Appointed SRUC Professor of Rural Society and Policy

Published: Friday, 10th July 2015

Social scientist and expert in rural community issues Dr Sarah Skerratt has been awarded an SRUC Professorship in Rural Society and Policy during the Scotland’s Rural College graduation ceremony.


Long Term Study Shows Persistent Inequality of Scottish Farm Incomes – Little Change Between Top and Bottom

Published: Wednesday, 6th May 2015

Analysis of Scottish farm income figures over 14 years shows little change in the gap between the highest and lowest earning business, despite Government/ EU inspired policy shifts or price movements.

Biomass Investment Service

Launch of Biomass Market Assessment Service (B-MAS) set to De-risk Bioenergy Investment

Published: Wednesday, 6th May 2015

Collaboration between Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) and Ecometrica could unlock tens of millions for investment in biomass energy.

Artur Steiner with the Director of the Ruralia Institute

SRUC’s Artur’s Finnish Links Could Lead to Less Rural Isolation

Published: Wednesday, 8th April 2015

Dr Artur Steiner of SRUC’s Rural Policy Centre, visited Finland where he is collaborating on a programme focusing on improving the health, both physical and mental, of isolated rural communities.

Artur Steiner

Researcher Wins a Place on Visiting Scholars Programme

Published: Wednesday, 1st October 2014

Dr Artur Steiner, who is a researcher with SRUC’s Land Economy, Environment and Society Group, has a won a role as a visiting scholar at the Ruralia Institute.

Dr Faical Akaichi with his poster

SRUC Economics Stands Out in North Africa

Published: Wednesday, 2nd October 2013

Economists from the Land Economy and Environment Team at Scotland’s Rural College recently attended a conference in Tunisia, coming away with an award and glowing reports.

OPAL - surveying trees

LEERG Staff Citizen Scientists for a Morning

Published: Wednesday, 19th June 2013

Staff from Land Economy and Environmental Research (LEERG) have been out and about in the Hermitage of Braid on the south side of Edinburgh, carrying out the OPAL tree health survey.


Leatherjacket Numbers High

Published: Wednesday, 8th May 2013

SRUC Warns the Hard Winter Has Not Stopped March of the Daddy-long-legs grubs!


SRUC Experience Gets UWS Student Buzzing About Bees and Butterflies

Published: Wednesday, 8th May 2013

A work placement with SRUC’s Sustainable Ecosystems Team stimulated a new interest in Agricultural Ecology for UWS student Amy Brown.

Farmers Views Sought on Impact of CAP Reform

Published: Wednesday, 27th March 2013

Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) and the James Hutton Institute have asked farmers to complete a survey to help to guide policy makers after CAP reform.

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