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Professor Wayne Powell speaks at the launch event for the SeedPod – the new food hub for the North East of Scotland

North East Centre of Excellence for Food and Drink Industry

Published: Monday, 20th January 2020

A food and drink development hub for the north east of Scotland has secured £10 million of capital funding from the UK and Scottish Governments.

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

“Proud” students awarded for farm work

Published: Tuesday, 12th November 2019

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

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

Not so wild goose chase

Published: Tuesday, 29th October 2019

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.  

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

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

SRUC Animal Care student Steph Sim with Molly the snake. Picture: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media

Caring at Craibstone

Published: Thursday, 3rd October 2019

Students and animals at SRUC in Aberdeen are celebrating the opening of a new £350,000 home for creatures – great and small – ahead of World Animal Day tomorrow (4 October).

Rebecca Bradley at SRUC’s recent graduation ceremony in Glasgow

Aberdeenshire graduate lands dream job

Published: Tuesday, 16th July 2019

Aberdeenshire graduate Rebecca Bradley has landed on her feet after walking into a job as a trainee rural surveyor.

Katie Dubarry, left, and Hayley Colbert

New face tops Student Association

Published: Friday, 14th June 2019

A new face on the student politics scene and a long-serving representative are among the seven officers elected to Scotland’s Rural College’s Student Association (SRUCSA).

James Slimon competing at Idre in Sweden last year

Snow problem

Published: Thursday, 30th May 2019

Agriculture student James Slimon is swapping tractors for roller skis after finishing his National Certificate course at Scotland’s Rural College in Aberdeen.

Introduction to Animal Care student Aiden Forrest with Thumper

Creature Comforts

Published: Monday, 6th May 2019

Animals at Scotland’s Rural College in Aberdeen are packing up their hutches, aquariums and aviaries and moving to a new £350,000 home for animal care and veterinary nursing.

Winners of the Winter Wheat Challenge

Hail to the sheaves: Winter Wheat Challenge winners announced at AgriScot

Published: Wednesday, 15th November 2017

A group of Aberdeen-based students have proved outstanding in their field after winning the biggest ever SRUC/Mains of Loirston Winter Wheat Challenge.

Pinnacle awards Robbie Stevenson

Aberdeen student wins Bronze at Farmers Club Pinnacle Awards

Published: Wednesday, 3rd May 2017

Aberdeen student Robbie Stevenson has won Bronze at the prestigious Farmers Club Pinnacle Awards for Excellence in Business Management.

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

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.

Graig from aberdeen campus

Aberdeen student wins national award from NFU Mutual Charitable Trust

Published: Wednesday, 7th December 2016

Aberdeen student Craig Simpson has received a national award for his postgraduate agricultural studies at SRUC from the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust.

SRUC Aberdeen students taking part in the Bat Care Training event

Aberdeen Students Care for Bats in Run-up to Halloween

Published: Thursday, 13th October 2016

With Halloween just around the corner Countryside Management and Animal Care students from SRUC’s Aberdeen Campus took part in the first ever Bat Care Training Conference to be held in the region.

Iowa state corn meeting

Reflections on the USA

Published: Wednesday, 28th September 2016

Aberdeen based Dr Nick Prince recently completed a trip to the mid west of the USA as part of a Farmers Club Charitable Trust Award.

Stephen Lucas, Calum Johnston and Joe Speed with their degrees and prizes at their graduation from SRUC.

Trio of New SRUC Aberdeen Graduates Make Potato Industry Sit Up and Take Notice

Published: Tuesday, 19th July 2016

Three new graduates from the Aberdeen Campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have made the potato industry sit up and take notice with their degree dissertations.

Nick Prince

SRUC Aberdeen Lecturer Wins Trip to Study Historic Links in North America

Published: Tuesday, 19th July 2016

A lecturer from the Aberdeen Campus of SRUC has won a prestigious six week summer study tour of North America which will focus on the historic links between land ownership in Scotland and the USA.

Ring link interns

New Recruits to Farming off to a Flying Start

Published: Tuesday, 19th July 2016

After completing their basic skills training with SRUC in Aberdeen a group of 12 young recruits to agriculture have begun their on-farm placements with members of the successful Ringlink co-operative.

Aberdeen open day dog agility pic

SRUC Aberdeen Successfully Brings Back Open Day!

Published: Wednesday, 6th July 2016

"A great success" – that was how SRUC Aberdeen described hosting an Open Day on the Campus for the first time in many years.

Students in Mar Lodge ballroom with Stags heads shot in the Victorian era.

SRUC Aberdeen Students Learn from Conservation Field Trip to Mar Lodge Estate

Published: Wednesday, 8th June 2016

Countryside Management students at SRUC Aberdeen Campus have been learning outside the classroom during a recent field trip to the local Mar Lodge Estate near Braemar.

Kemnay academy students

SRUC Helps Pupils Get a Feel for Nature

Published: Thursday, 26th May 2016

Dr Robin Walker and lecturer Nicky Penford, from the SRUC Aberdeen campus, got their hands dirty recently contributing to a “Learning for Sustainability” event at Kemnay Academy in Aberdeenshire.

Duthie Planting

SRUC Aberdeen Lends a Hand to School Competition Winners

Published: Wednesday, 27th April 2016

SRUC staff were on hand in Aberdeen’s Duthie Park recently to help 21 pupils from the local Kaimhill primary school learn more about how their food get from the field to their fork.

Chili aberdeen

SRUC Helps Ola Spice Up Aberdeen

Published: Wednesday, 10th February 2016

When Ola Scott approached Scotland’s Rural College in Aberdeen for help with her business idea staff there did not realise what a hot topic it would become.

Pine martin aberdeen craibstone

SRUC Students Discover New Species on Aberdeen Campus

Published: Wednesday, 27th January 2016

Countryside Management students at Scotland’s Rural College in Aberdeen have recently discovered that they’re sharing their campus with some new neighbours – pine martens!

Agronomist Nora visit

Research Scientists Paid Special Visit to SRUC Aberdeen’s Historic Crop Trial Plots

Published: Thursday, 29th October 2015

Researchers from the Nitrous Oxide Research Alliance (NORA) recently visited the historic trial plots on SRUC’s Aberdeen Campus as part of a conference tour organised by Aberdeen University.

Special Aberdeen Event Mixes Visiting Experts and Land Management Students

Published: Thursday, 1st October 2015

A special event on the Aberdeen campus of Scotland’s Rural College added value for both land management professionals and SRUC students following the RICS Accredited degree course.

Think Local logo

SRUC Aberdeen Campus Event Encourages Teachers to Highlight Food in Their Lessons

Published: Thursday, 1st October 2015

Over 40 primary and secondary teachers from Grampian and Moray gathered recently at SRUC’s Aberdeen Campus to learn how they can bring their lessons to life using food and drink.

The two SRUC students with SAOS colleagues, Katie Downie, 3rd from left, Claire Zimmerman 4th from left.

Co-operation wins Irish Study Trip for SRUC Craibstone Students

Published: Wednesday, 1st July 2015

Two students from Scotland’s Rural College have just returned from a study trip to Cork which they won in a competition organised by SAOS the body promoting co-operation in Scotland.

Emma Parvin (far right), Joanna Breeze (hair net) and Helen Parker with other entrants and lecturer Caroline Daniels following their visit to Bridge of Allan.

SRUC Students Fit for Retail

Published: Wednesday, 1st July 2015

Two of the three students from Scotland’s Rural College who won the new “Fit for Retail” competition organised by Scotbeef and M&S collected their awards at the Royal Highland Show.

Helen Parker from Kemnay

SRUC Student from Kemnay Makes Birmingham Final of National Competition

Published: Monday, 29th June 2015

Helen Parker from Kemnay, a second year Agriculture student at the Aberdeen campus of Scotland’s Rural College, has reached the UK final of a competition about animal health.

Students Grant Meston, Douglas Greig and Sara MacGregor help out Pigman Andrew Munro.

SRUC Students and NE Producers Welcome New Introduction to Pig Farming

Published: Wednesday, 3rd June 2015

Students from Scotland’s Rural College have been forging new links with the country’s pig producers.

Hazel Kennedy

SRUC Student Hazel Wins Training Place with Top International Poultry Company

Published: Wednesday, 20th May 2015

SRUC Student Hazel Kennedy from Longside, near Peterhead, has turned her interest in poultry into a career opportunity through her prestigious scholarship win to international poultry company Aviagen.

Pinnacle Award winners 2015

SRUC Student Projects Praised at Pinnacle Awards

Published: Wednesday, 20th May 2015

Projects presented by two SRUC student finalists were praised by judges at the prestigious Farmers Club Pinnacle Awards in London.

Machinery Demonstration

Working Demos Add Value to Student Experience at Aberdeen

Published: Wednesday, 20th May 2015

Working demos on soil compaction with machines from Opico and Alstrong have added value to students studying at the Aberdeen campus of Scotland’s Rural College.

Distance Learners

Rural College Hosts Evening for Adults Too Busy to Study Full Time – Discover SRUC Distance Learning

Published: Wednesday, 6th May 2015

When a busy Highland nurse and farmer’s wife wanted to contribute more to the family business, going back to college was not an option. Instead she studied at home, on-line, to complete her HNC.

Duthie Park Farming

SRUC Adds Traction to Aberdeen Primary School Project

Published: Wednesday, 6th May 2015

Staff from the Aberdeen Campus of Scotland’s Rural College added their weight, plus that of a Case Maxxum 115 tractor, to a project in the city’s Duthie Park involving local primary school children.

Pinnacle Award Finalist Robert Clunas

SRUC Students Shortlisted for London Final of Prestigious Farm Business Award

Published: Wednesday, 22nd April 2015

Two students from Scotland’s Rural College are among eight finalists shortlisted in the 2015 Farmers Club Pinnacle Awards for Excellence in Business Management.

Potato Roguers

Roguing Recruits Rewarded – A Cash Course For Front Line Defenders of a Vital Scottish Industry

Published: Wednesday, 22nd April 2015

The health and reputation of a Scottish industry worth some £116 million a year depends on the work of “tattie roguers” and it needs more.

Winter Wheat Challenge

Student Farmer Craig and Team Relishing the Loirston Trust Challenge to Grow a Top Crop of Winter Wheat

Published: Wednesday, 8th April 2015

The Mains of Loirston Winter Wheat Challenge, organised by Scotland’s Rural College is entering a time of peak activity with 20 student teams battling to grow the most profitable crop of winter wheat.

Pupils with lamb

Students of all Ages Learn from the Early Lambing at SRUC Aberdeen Campus

Published: Wednesday, 25th March 2015

An early lambing trial at Scotland’s Rural College’s Craibstone campus in Aberdeen has been teaching more than one group of students about farming methods.

Aaron and Katherine - 2014 Aberdeen Fun Day Volunteers

SRUC Students seek Volunteers for Their Aberdeen Event

Published: Wednesday, 11th March 2015

Mature students studying Countryside and Environmental Management at SRUC’s Aberdeen campus are asking young nature explorers to take part in the fun event they are organising on Saturday 14 March.

Streetstrath, Edzell visit 2015

Worthwhile Lessons from North East Engineering Visit

Published: Wednesday, 4th March 2015

On a recent visit to two large NE agricultural businesses 3rd year BSc Agriculture students from SRUC’s Aberdeen campus learned how enterprises grow and develop.

Squirrel bridge, Ellon

How Did the Squirrel Cross the Road? – SRUC Student Seeks Help with Research

Published: Wednesday, 28th January 2015

Cheryl Murray, a Countryside Management student at SRUC’s Aberdeen campus is appealing for public help with her research about how squirrels cross the road.

Countryside Management - Dyke building

New Countryside Management Course at Aberdeen Emphasises SRUC’s Commitment to NE Land-based Sector

Published: Wednesday, 17th December 2014

A new, practical, Countryside Management course, beginning in February and offered by the SRUC Aberdeen campus, emphasises SRUC’s commitment to the land-based sector in the north.

Ross Learmonth

Aberdeen Student Ross Shows His Agribusiness Acumen

Published: Wednesday, 3rd December 2014

Ross Learmonth, a BSc (Hons) Agriculture student at the Aberdeen Campus of Scotland’s Rural College, was crowned the winner of the AgriScot Business Skills competition during the event at Ingliston.

Matthew Jamieson receives RNAS Apprenticeship Award from Jane Mitchel of Clydesdale Bank

Royal Northern Awards Success

Published: Wednesday, 3rd December 2014

While many of those honoured annually by the Royal Northern Agricultural Society (RNAS) have had long careers, SRUC is proud to be linked with younger people making their mark in north east Scotland.

Diverse Career Choices for Recent SRUC Aberdeen Graduates

Published: Monday, 17th November 2014

Four recent graduates from the Aberdeen Campus of Scotland's Rural College are all moving forward with very different careers after succeeding in their studies.

RICS BA in Rural Business Management students

New Course to Meet Demands of Scotland’s Rural Industry

Published: Wednesday, 1st October 2014

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has welcomed the first students in Scotland on to the RICS accredited BA in Rural Business Management.

Christine Watson - Highlands Conference

Food Production in the Spotlight: Public Lectures in Aberdeen

Published: Thursday, 18th September 2014

With the question of food security a growing issue worldwide, two SRUC experts will deliver public lectures in Aberdeen which tackle one of the fundamentals when it comes to producing food.

Lou Ralph Graduation 2014

Aberdeen Lecturer Lou Voted Tops by SRUC Students – Teaching Excellence Award at Craibstone Campus

Published: Tuesday, 15th July 2014

Lecturer Dr Lou Ralph was nominated for an Excellence in Teaching Award by students from Scotland’s Rural College in Aberdeen.

Queens Baton visits Aberdeen

Staff and Students at SRUC Aberdeen Say Bon Voyage to the Queens Baton

Published: Wednesday, 9th July 2014

As the Queen's Baton Relay headed further north on its journey through Scotland staff and students at Scotland’s Rural College in Aberdeen wished it Bon Voyage.

Alex Robb and Briony Dall SRUCSA

Students at Scotland’s Rural College Elect New Presidential Team

Published: Wednesday, 25th June 2014

Students at Scotland’s Rural College have elected their new presidential team.

Crop trials

Open Day at Scotland’s Oldest Crop Rotation Trial in Aberdeen

Published: Wednesday, 25th June 2014

Trial plots on the Aberdeen Campus of Scotland’s Rural College have been providing important information for farmers, growers and researchers since 1922.

Ross Learmonth - Pinnacle Awards

Gold for Ross at Pinnacle Awards

Published: Wednesday, 30th April 2014

Ross Learmonth, a third year BSc Agriculture student from Methlick in Aberdeenshire, took the Gold Award in the seventeenth Pinnacle Business Management awards, held in the Farmers Club in London.

Remote Working Hub

Craibstone MUSIC Project “Better than Working from Home”

Published: Wednesday, 16th April 2014

Ten people recently met at the Craibstone campus of Scotland’s Rural College to try out an alternative to working from home.

Agriculture Diploma Reunion

Craibstone Students Return after 50 years

Published: Friday, 21st March 2014

Over the course of the next year SRUC will be developing a much more focused approach for a programme of services, benefits and reunion events for former students.

RSABI - Melissa Kelly accepts cheque

Craibstone Burns Lunch Donation to RSABI

Published: Wednesday, 5th March 2014

Melissa Kelly, North of Scotland Development Officer for farmers' charity RSABI, recently accepted a cheque for £300, raised at a Burns Lunch held on the Craibstone Campus of Scotland’s Rural College.

Robbie Simpson Alps Run

Student Runner Robbie Feels Flat After Scaling New Heights in Europe’s Finest Mountains

Published: Wednesday, 11th December 2013

Robbie Simpson, a fourth year Countryside Management student at Scotland’s Rural College, says his successful summer season spent competing high in the Alps has improved his performances on the flat.

Findlay Ross - Agri Winner

SRUC Students Shine at LANTRA Awards

Published: Wednesday, 6th March 2013

Students from the Oatridge, Barony and Craibstone Campuses shared in an outstanding list of success at the prestigious Lantra, Scotland Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards.

Paris SIA Show trip

Craibstone Students Love Paris in the Spring

Published: Wednesday, 6th March 2013

Students from the Craibstone campus of Scotland’s Rural College returned from a trip to the Paris Show impressed and excited with what they saw and did.

Celebrating our Students… and our Staff!

Published: Wednesday, 12th December 2012

Last month was a time of celebration for SRUC’s Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Ayr Campuses as they hosted their annual student prize giving awards.

Sutton and Hunter halls

Sizzling Summer at Craibstone

Published: Wednesday, 10th October 2012

We may not have had the greatest farming weather this summer, but business at the Halls of Residence on SRUC’s Aberdeen Campus certainly hotted up this year!

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