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Oatridge hosts post-Brexit report launch

Published: Wednesday, 31st July 2019

The Chair of the House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee said he “couldn’t have picked a better venue” when launching the future of Scottish agriculture post-Brexit report at Oatridge.

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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International sheep farmers share top tips

Published: Tuesday, 24th July 2018

Sheep experts from Scotland’s Rural College have taken part in an international workshop in Spain designed to increase ewe productivity (number of lambs reared per ewe joined).

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Students flock to Kirkton & Auchtertyre

Published: Friday, 20th October 2017

A wide range of SRUC students have been making good use of the SRUC’s Kirkton & Auchtertyre research farms, near Crianlarich, this autumn.

Atv safety launch

Focus on quad bike safety at Dumfries Agricultural Show

Published: Wednesday, 16th August 2017

The issue of quad bike safety was the the focus of Scotland Rural College’s stand at Dumfries Agricultural Show – in a bid to reduce the risks for farmers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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