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Sarah Smith with Hilary Ford from Marie Curie

New home for Home garden plants

Published: Thursday, 27th June 2019

An SRUC Garden Design student has helped create a sensory garden for palliative care patients and families at an Edinburgh hospice.

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).

Elizabeth Callaghan and Ray Collinson with the prize for their Hidden Depths garden

Hidden Depths garden shows true colours

Published: Tuesday, 4th June 2019

A show garden called Hidden Depths lived up to its name after winning the College Street category at this year’s Gardening Scotland.

Craig Stout with his Business Skills winner’s certificate at AgriScot

Craig shows his skills

Published: Friday, 23rd November 2018

A third-year Agriculture student from SRUC’s Edinburgh campus has been crowned the winner of this year’s AgriScot Business Skills competition.

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Crop stars: the rivals

Published: Thursday, 22nd November 2018

The Winter Wheat Challenge trophy has returned to the Edinburgh campus of Scotland’s Rural College.

Jennifer Carfrae with Iceland delegates Iris Thorarinsdottir, left, and Amundi Brynjolfsson

Let the drain take the strain

Published: Tuesday, 1st May 2018

Scottish drainage expertise will help the capital of Iceland to cope with warmer and wetter winters in the future. 

Successful return of SRUC Elmwood Alumni golf day

Successful return of SRUC Elmwood Alumni golf day

Published: Monday, 23rd April 2018

Elmwood Golf Course at Scotland’s Rural College in Cupar recently hosted its second alumni golf day which brought together more than 70 current and former professional golf students.

Dairy calves at Crichton Farm

DNA study of cow stomachs could aid meat and dairy production

Published: Wednesday, 28th February 2018

Meat and milk production from cattle could one day be boosted, thanks to analysis of microbes in cows’ stomachs.

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Regional career advisers event hosted by Edinburgh campus

Published: Wednesday, 14th June 2017

SRUC welcomed 25 careers advisors from Skills Development Scotland (SDS) to the Edinburgh Campus to find out more about the range of courses in the land-based sector and associated career prospects.

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Gardening Scotland set for murder mystery SRUC show garden

Published: Wednesday, 17th May 2017

Garden Design students from the Edinburgh campus of SRUC visited Scottish Opera to find costumes for their mysterious “murder garden” which will be on display at Gardening Scotland.

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Edinburgh undergraduate reaches finals of Beef Student of the Year

Published: Tuesday, 28th March 2017

A student from the Edinburgh Campus of SRUC studying a BSc in Agriculture is amongst four finalists in the prestigious Beef Shorthorn Society - Beef Student of the Year award.

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Edinburgh students take part in Young Engineers’ Competition

Published: Thursday, 23rd March 2017

Three 3rd year Agriculture students from SRUC's Edinburgh Campus will be taking part in a prestigious young engineers competition.

Andrew Nimmo

Edinburgh student represents Scotland U18s in international rugby match

Published: Wednesday, 15th March 2017

Andrew Nimmo has returned to his studies at SRUC following an exciting weekend representing Scotland U18s rugby team against England.

Heath Urquhart in the garden.

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

Published: Monday, 6th February 2017

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.

Paulina Okoro

Edinburgh student wins Crop Improvement Research Club prize

Published: Wednesday, 7th December 2016

Crop and Soil Systems PhD student Paulina Okoro has won the poster prize at a recent meeting of the prestigious Crop Improvement Research Club (CIRC).

Dr Barbra Harvie filming with Iain Stewart

SRUC Edinburgh Environment Lecturer in BBC Documentary

Published: Wednesday, 7th September 2016

Dr Barbra Harvie, lecturer in the Environment & Countryside department at SRUC’s Edinburgh Campus, was invited to advise on and take part in the BBC documentary “Scotland’s First Oil Rush”.

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SRUC Student Trio Enjoy Their Hands-on Work Placements with SAC Consulting

Published: Wednesday, 17th August 2016

A trio of third year students, studying at Scotland’s Rural College, have been enjoying their 10 week placements in local offices of SAC Consulting.

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SRUC Edinburgh Students Soak Up Valuable Insights on French Field Trip

Published: Thursday, 26th May 2016

Masters students at SRUC Edinburgh Campus last month soaked up valuable insights into a range of land-based issues to help with their dissertations during a field trip to the Massif Central in France.

Gardening Scotland, Environment Minister 2015

SRUC Students Double Award Win at Gardening Scotland!

Published: Wednesday, 3rd June 2015

SRUC’s garden design students excelled themselves with their creativity, imagination and flair winning Silver Gilt and Silver for their two show gardens at Gardening Scotland.

Elmwood Professional Golf Students

Hands on EU Opportunities for SRUC Sports Students

Published: Wednesday, 6th May 2015

Over 60 students SRUC sports students have been in Spain and Sweden, furthering their studies while gaining work experience as part of an EU initiative.

eCycle Launch, Edinburgh Colleges and Universities Represenatatives

SRUC Joined MSPs to Launch eCycle - Edinburgh Colleges’ and Universities’ Green Transport Initiative

Published: Wednesday, 8th April 2015

SRUC’s Professor Geoff Simm joined MSPs and representatives from other Edinburgh Universities and Colleges on Calton Hill to launch a new, eco friendly cycle sharing scheme being rolled out.

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.

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.

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Student Research Suggests the School Run Raises Pupils' Exposure to Air Pollution

Published: Wednesday, 10th September 2014

Research by an Honours Degree student at SRUC revealed that the levels of traffic pollution around some Edinburgh schools are significantly higher during term time than during the school holidays.

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.

Space cadet for mars Garden for Horticulture students.

Gardening Students take Giant Step for Mankind

Published: Wednesday, 14th May 2014

Students from Scotland’s Rural College in Edinburgh were inspired by the possibilities of life beyond our stars for their entry to this year’s Gardening Scotland competition.

Michelle and Opal, Garden Design Students

Space: the Final Frontier for Garden Design Students – SRUC Edinburgh Preparing Entry for Gardening Scotland

Published: Wednesday, 2nd April 2014

Garden Design students at Scotland’s Rural College have looked into space when preparing their Show Garden for this years Gardening Scotland event.

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Young Edinburgh Grower Wins Industry Sponsored Scholarship

Published: Wednesday, 5th March 2014

A horticulture student from Scotland’s Rural College is heading to Australia courtesy of an industry sponsored scholarship.

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Entries to Gardening Scotland from the Ayr, Cupar, Broxburn and Edinburgh Campuses of Scotland’s Rural College

Published: Wednesday, 22nd May 2013

With gardeners from fifteen months to fifty-plus contributing to its entries at Edinburgh’s annual “Gardening Scotland” show, SRUC emphasises the role horticulture can play for all generations.

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.

Cricket, but not necessarily as we know it!

Published: Wednesday, 17th October 2012

The sun was shining on twenty odd staff and postgrads as they made their way to Holyrood park to play cricket at the latest event in the Edinburgh’s Staff Association’s sport and social programme.

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