Barony Campus news

Cutting it in the forestry industry

Learn to cut it in the forestry industry

Published: Wednesday, 22nd November 2017

Professor Wayne Powell, Principal and Chief Executive of SRUC, welcomed Rural Affairs Secretary Fergus Ewing to the Barony campus recently to announce a new forestry apprenticeship scheme.

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Donation benefits students at Barony

Published: Wednesday, 30th August 2017

Barony Campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have benefitted by receiving a very generous donation from John Deere Forestry.

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Crowds flock to Barony Open Day

Published: Wednesday, 31st May 2017

A sunny bright afternoon brought nearly 3000 visitors to Sunday’s Open Day at SRUC’s Barony Campus.

Photo shows: Andrew Treadaway, SRUC; Jenny Crow, Glasgow University; Alistair Hastie, SRUC

Barony project goes worldwide

Published: Wednesday, 3rd May 2017

Staff from SRUC's Barony Campus presented their multi-award winning project at the recent Moodle (MoodleMoot UK & Ireland) online learning platform conference.

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School pupils enjoy a “Taste of their Future” at Barony

Published: Tuesday, 28th March 2017

Over 50 school pupils enjoyed the opportunity to try out different practical tasks at the “Taste of Your Future” event that was held at SRUC's Barony Campus.

Billy Finlay, Malcolm Crowe, Gemma Currie, Alison Halliday and Rachel Wield trying out the new benches.

From tree to bench at Barony

Published: Wednesday, 15th March 2017

Second year Arboriculture students got to test their skills that they had picked up throughout the year at the Barony Campus of SRUC - and picnic benches were produced as a result.

Barony student success

Published: Tuesday, 7th March 2017

Two students from the Barony Campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have lifted top awards at Lantra Scotland’s Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year.

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

Fitness in forestry

Published: Tuesday, 28th February 2017

Three student nurses put the arboriculture students at the Barony Campus of SRUC through their paces when they educated them on healthy eating, diet and fitness.

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Thomas reaches Lantra finals

Published: Tuesday, 7th February 2017

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.

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Tom Karas collects his MBE

Published: Wednesday, 21st December 2016

Barony Campus lecturer Tom Karas proudly received his MBE from Prince Charles at an investiture at Buckingham Palace in London this week.

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Barony student represents Scotland in national dressage championships

Published: Wednesday, 21st December 2016

Barony student Samantha Martin recently represented Scotland on her horse Torchwood at the prestigious National Schools Equestrian Association Championships.

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TV presenter Muriel Gray swaps chat shows for chainsaw course at Barony

Published: Wednesday, 9th November 2016

Students on a recent chainsaw course at Barony Campus were surprised recently when television presenter Muriel Gray turned up for a chainsaw course.

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Barony Campus welcomes Ayr students for hands-on visit

Published: Wednesday, 26th October 2016

Agriculture students from the Ayr Campus recently travelled to Barony in Dumfries for two-days of practical and hands-on teaching activity.

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Barony Forestry Staff & Students at UK’s Largest Industry Event

Published: Wednesday, 28th September 2016

Staff and students from the Barony Campus of Scotland’s Rural College joined the 22,000 people attending the three days of Forestry’s largest industry event, the APF on Ragley Estate in Warwickshire.

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New CLAAS Apprentices Start Their Training a Barony

Published: Wednesday, 28th September 2016

The Barony campus of Scotland’s Rural College recently welcomed 12 new students enrolling for the Agricultural Technician Apprenticeship scheme run for agricultural machinery manufacturer CLAAS.

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Barony Campus Shortlisted for Two National Training ‘Oscars’

Published: Wednesday, 7th September 2016

The Barony Campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has been shortlisted for two prestigious national training awards.

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Barony Students Told to “Be Bold and Take Risks” in Their Careers

Published: Wednesday, 6th July 2016

Students gathered for the annual awards ceremony at the Barony Campus were told to “be bold and take risks” in their chosen career paths.

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MBE for SRUC Barony Lecturer Tom Karas

Published: Tuesday, 21st June 2016

The award of an MBE in the Queens Birthday Honours list to Tom Karas, lecturer at SRUC's Barony Campus, has been warmly welcomed by students and colleagues across the organisation.

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Barony Art Competition Winner Receives Prize

Published: Tuesday, 21st June 2016

The winner of the SRUC Barony Award art competition for senior pupils recently received his prize at a presentation at his school, St. Joseph's College in Dumfries.

Brothers James and Daniel Gray-McNicol trying out a giant tractor for size.

Barony Dazzles as Open Day is a Sunny Success

Published: Tuesday, 31st May 2016

Bright sunshine brought out more than 3,000 visitors to Sunday’s Open Day at the Barony Campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).

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Something for Everyone at the Barony Campus Open Day

Published: Thursday, 26th May 2016

Get ready for a family day filled with fun and adventure at the SRUC Barony Campus Open Day!

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SRUC Barony is Open for Business and Welcoming Course Applications

Published: Wednesday, 10th February 2016

SRUC’s Barony campus based on the Parkgate estate is very much open for business and welcoming applications for the next academic year starting in August 2016.

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Age is no Barrier to Learning at Barony Campus!

Published: Wednesday, 13th January 2016

You are never too old to learn at SRUC’s Barony Campus, and paying testament to this is 74 year old John Maxwell of Netherwood Farm, Dumfries.

SRUC Barony Reaches National College Awards Shortlist

Published: Thursday, 19th November 2015

Scotland’s Rural College’s (SRUC) Barony Campus E-Learning Team has been shortlisted for a prestigious College Development Network Annual Awards – under the category of ‘Learning and Teaching’.

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SRUC Barony Campus Staff Enjoy a Caring Cuppa

Published: Thursday, 1st October 2015

Staff at SRUC’s Barony Campus took part in the McMillan Cancer Support ‘World’s Biggest Coffee’ morning, raising more than £300.

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SRUC Barony Students Reminded that with Belief Everything is Possible

Published: Wednesday, 1st July 2015

BAFTA winning film director Seth Gardner congratulated students at their annual awards ceremony at the Barony campus of Scotland’s Rural College.

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Barony’s Tom Awarded for his Exceptional Contribution

Published: Wednesday, 1st July 2015

Tom Karas, a popular lecturer at the Barony campus of Scotland’s Rural College got the shock of his life when he ended up as one of the award winners at the College annual prize giving.

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Showers Don’t Dampen Spirits at Barony Open Day

Published: Wednesday, 3rd June 2015

The forecast of rain showers didn’t dampen the spirits of over 2500 visitors attending Sunday's open day at the Barony Campus of Scotland’s Rural College.

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Farm Safety Important For Young and Old – SRUC Barony Urges Quad Bike Users to Check their Training Up to Date

Published: Wednesday, 3rd June 2015

Scotland’s Rural College is urging all those using quad bike ATVs to check their training is up to date.

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Sunday’s Open Days at Elmwood and Barony Welcome Budding Botanists and Wannabe Stuntriders

Published: Wednesday, 20th May 2015

SRUC’s Elmwood and Barony campuses are inviting the public in on Sunday 24 May and 31 May with activities and displays that entertain, and showcase opportunities to study at Scotland’s Rural College.

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.

Lantra Winners 2015

SRUC Students Celebrate Success at Prestigious Annual Training Awards

Published: Wednesday, 11th March 2015

SRUC Oatridge and Barony students celebrated winning four categories and coming runner up in two, at Lantra Scotland’s Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards ceremony.

CARAS Award Winners - Mary Bowman, Declan Brown, Ewan Lambie, Ruairidh MacKinnon

SRUC Students Impress Industry Leaders

Published: Wednesday, 11th March 2015

SRUC students from the Barony and Oatridge campuses were among those impressing the judges for the CARAS awards at the recent ceremony hosted by Lantra.

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Tips on Safe Driving at Barony - Eye Opener for Students and Staff

Published: Wednesday, 11th February 2015

SRUC Barony students and staff learned what the local Police experience when attending road traffic accidents; it gave serious pause for thought and will be part of future campus inductions.

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Sweet Success for Scotland’s Rural College in Cuba

Published: Wednesday, 28th January 2015

After four years work in Cuba a group including specialists from SRUC has finally achieved their goal, producing renewable energy while returning abandoned sugar cane land to food production.

Dairy Skills Initiative 2015

Cabinet Secretary Visits Dumfries Farm to Meet Young Dairy Skills Initiative Trainees

Published: Wednesday, 28th January 2015

SRUC staff were among those welcoming todays visit by Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work, Skills and Training, to a Dumfries farm where she learned about the Dairy Skills Initiative.

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SRUC Oatridge and Barony Students Finalists in Prestigious Annual Training Awards

Published: Wednesday, 28th January 2015

Seven students from the Oatridge and Barony campuses of Scotland’s Rural College have reached the finals of the prestigious LANTRA industry training awards.

Barony SRUC Students Reach Final of Prestigious Training Award

Published: Tuesday, 20th January 2015

An engineering apprentice from Tiree and a trainee tree surgeon from Glenrothes, both students at the SRUC Barony campus, have reached the finals of the prestigious LANTRA industry training awards.

Future of Farming and Forestry Fun Day, Barony

The Future of Farming on Show at SRUC Barony

Published: Wednesday, 19th November 2014

SRUC research and education staff teamed up to tell the public about the science of farming in the latest Talking Science showcase.

Find out about the Future of Farming at SRUC’s Barony Campus!

Published: Wednesday, 15th October 2014

The exciting science of modern day land use will be on display at the Future of Farming and Forestry Fun Day at SRUC Barony on Saturday 1 November.

Claas group from Barony with Drew Easton

CLAAS Apprentices the Focus at Barony

Published: Thursday, 18th September 2014

At a recent graduation ceremony for last year's intake the Barony Campus of Scotland’s Rural College welcomed the 13 new students who will be joining the CLAAS Agricultural Technician Apprenticeship.

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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.

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Students' Success at Barony Prizegiving

Published: Wednesday, 25th June 2014

Twenty-seven awards were distributed to successful students during the annual awards ceremony at the Barony Campus of Scotland’s Rural College.

Reece and Keira Williamson - Barony Open Day

Crowds Flock to SRUC Barony Campus Open Day

Published: Thursday, 29th May 2014

Over 2,500 visitors ignored predicted rain and voted the Barony Open Day (Sunday 25 May) an outstanding success.

Keira Williamson - Barony Open Day

Something for Everyone at the SRUC Barony Campus Open Day!

Published: Tuesday, 6th May 2014

Get ready for a family day filled with fun and adventure at the SRUC Barony Campus Open Day!

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SRUC Barony Meeting an Industry First for Land-based Engineering

Published: Friday, 21st March 2014

How to provide the land-based engineers and technicians of the future - that was the aim of a recent successful meeting hosted on the Barony Campus of Scotland’s Rural College near Dumfries.

Kaleem Shaikh, Lantra

Barony and Oatridge Students Through to LANTRA Final

Published: Wednesday, 5th February 2014

Six students from Scotland’s Rural College are through to the final of the Lantra Scotland, Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards to be held in the Hilton Dunblane Hydro on Thursday 6th March.

Horse Carer Kirsten Reaches Training Award Final - Barony Student from Lockerbie Joins Other SRUC Hopefuls

Published: Monday, 20th January 2014

Seventeen year-old Kirsten Porteous, from Corrie near Lockerbie, has reached the final of the 2014 Lantra Scotland Landbased and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards.

John Deere Forerunner

North Scotland Applicants Learn New Timber Harvesting Skills

Published: Thursday, 19th December 2013

Selected applicants successfully completed the latest Forest Machine Operator course, run for the UK Forest Products Association (UKFPA) by expert staff from our Barony Campus.

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SRUC Campuses Shine at the College Development Network Awards

Published: Wednesday, 11th December 2013

Two SRUC campuses took home prestigious prizes at the College Development Network Awards.

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SRUC and Prince’s Trust Plant Seeds for Forestry Careers

Published: Thursday, 28th November 2013

Ten young unemployed people have been set on the road to a forestry career through a “Get into Woodlands” course, organised at Dumfries House in Ayrshire by the Prince’s Trust and Barony Campus staff.

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SRUC Campuses at the Forefront of the College Development Network Annual Awards

Published: Wednesday, 25th September 2013

SRUC Barony and Oatridge Campuses have been shortlisted for the College Development Network Annual Awards.

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SRUC Barony Waves Goodbye to Successful Graduates

Published: Thursday, 19th September 2013

HNC and HND students graduated from SRUC Barony Campus last Friday at a ceremony that marked and celebrated their hard work and achievements.

Drew Easton receives award from Sandy Inverarity CBE

Barony Engineer Drew Wins Top SRUC Award for Business Development

Published: Wednesday, 26th June 2013

Well respected agricultural engineer, Drew Easton, Head of Engineering at the Barony campus of Scotland’s Rural College, has been presented with the 2013 Inverarity Award.

SRUC Barony Campus Awards Students

Published: Wednesday, 26th June 2013

The hardworking students at the Barony Campus of SRUC received certificates and trophies marking their achievements over the past academic year, during the recent annual Awards Presentations.

Barony Tree Climbing

Getting to Know SRUC: Opportunities for Forestry

Published: Wednesday, 19th June 2013

SRUC Barony Campus is located in the most densely forested region in the UK, Dumfries and Galloway.

Keira Williamson - Barony Open Day

Sun Brings Out the Crowds at Barony Open Day

Published: Wednesday, 29th May 2013

Over 2,500 visitors enjoyed a fun day out at SRUC’s Barony Campus last Sunday, drawn out by the sun and a varied programme of things to see and do.

Showmanship Training Brings out Best in Barony Students at UK Dairy Expo

Published: Wednesday, 20th March 2013

Keen dairy students from the Barony campus of Scotland’s Rural College have returned from the UK Dairy Expo in celebratory style after the young show team was recognised for their efforts and skills.

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.

SRUC’s Barony Campus Celebrates Student’s Success at Industry Training Awards

Published: Wednesday, 27th February 2013

Students from the Barony Campus of Scotland’s Rural College shared in an outstanding list of success at the prestigious Lantra, Scotland Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards.

SRUC Barony Students shortlisted for Lantra Awards

Published: Monday, 11th February 2013

Three students from SRUC’s Barony Campus near Dumfries have reached the prestigious final of the Lantra Scotland, Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards.

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Barony Forestry Training Course in Demand for 2013

Published: Wednesday, 23rd January 2013

A recent review of a Forestry Machine Operations Course, delivered last year by the Barony Campus of SRUC, gave the all-clear for another programme in 2013.

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Barony Annual Special Programmes Christmas Sale

Published: Wednesday, 12th December 2012

The Special Programmes Unit of SRUC’s Barony Campus threw open its doors in what is an enjoyable highlights of the Barony social calendar.

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SRUC Barony Campus Award Goes Global

Published: Wednesday, 5th December 2012

An internationally-successful training project developed by SRUC’s Barony Campus has been recognised in Scotland's Colleges Annual Awards.

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SRUC’s Riverside Students Share Barony Forestry Expertise

Published: Wednesday, 31st October 2012

A group of third year Countryside Management Students from SRUC’s Riverside campus in Ayr visited the Forestry Commission site at Greskine (west of Moffat).

SRUC’s Barony Campus on International Awards Shortlist – Global, Online Hydraulics Teaching Package Impresses

Published: Tuesday, 30th October 2012

An entry from SRUC’s Barony Campus near Dumfries has been shortlisted for the “International” category of “Scotland’s Colleges Annual Awards, to be presented at Murrayfield on Tuesday 27th November.

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Malawi Dairy Diploma Course Stresses the Fun

Published: Wednesday, 24th October 2012

Staff from SRUC have returned from Malawi and a Fun filled Dairy Diploma training course.

Drew Easton talks about Soil Compaction

Barony Event Delivers for Dairy Farmers

Published: Wednesday, 10th October 2012

Local dairy farmers turned out in force for the specialist Dairy Event held at the Barony Campus by Scotland’s Rural College, SRUC.

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Dairy Farmers Event at Barony Campus Marks a New Era for Agricultural Research, Education and Advice in SW

Published: Tuesday, 2nd October 2012

SRUC’s Barony Campus, at Parkgate near Dumfries, is hosting a special event offering dairy farmers advice on winter preparation.

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