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SRUC student Liga Sprukte receives her bursary certificate from Martin Hollis, Executive Chef at the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrews

Recipe for success

Published: Tuesday, 5th December 2017

A student chef at SRUC’s Elmwood campus in Fife has been awarded a bursary to help further develop her culinary skills.

SRUC Dairy cows Crichton farm

Royal honour for Scotland’s Rural College

Published: Thursday, 30th November 2017

World-leading research recognised with Queen’s Anniversary Prize.

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.

The golf teams from SRUC’s Elmwood campus

Golfers driving for Nationals

Published: Friday, 17th November 2017

Two golf teams from SRUC’s Elmwood campus are on course to qualify for the chance to compete among the best in Britain.

Jim Wilson with drone

Mapping out the future of farming

Published: Thursday, 16th November 2017

State-of-the-art computer software is helping to equip Scottish agriculture students with the skills they need to become the farmers of the future.

Minette Batters

Joint working key to farming’s future

Published: Wednesday, 8th November 2017

Women have an important role to play in the future of farming but it is ultimately about everyone working together to generate new ideas for the good of the industry.

SRUC and New Holland Agriculture have linked up with a Scottish apprenticeship scheme.

New Holland links with Oatridge for Scottish apprenticeship scheme

Published: Friday, 20th October 2017

The Oatridge Campus of SRUC has joined forces with New Holland Agriculture to train the land-based engineers of the future.

Students at farm hearing from staff member

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.

Pictured: The Beechgrove Garden and film crew at Elmwood Golf Course

Beechgrove’s Carole reminisces on her time at Elmwood during recent visit to Cupar

Published: Thursday, 14th September 2017

The popular Beechgrove Garden television show has been filming at Elmwood Golf Course recently as part of their roadshow series.

Craig trewern hospitality

Elmwood student takes to the stage at prestigious flower and food festival

Published: Thursday, 14th September 2017

Craig Trewern a former hospitality student from the Elmwood Campus of SRUC recently took part in one of the areas’ largest and most well attended flower, food and drink festivals in Dundee.

Graduate trainee consultatnts

Innovative SRUC graduate trainee scheme to train new consultancy stars of the future

Published: Monday, 11th September 2017

An innovative graduate trainee programme has been launched by Scotland’s Rural College to help identify and train the new consultancy stars of the future.

Pictured: SRUC staff at the plenary session at Elmwood campus.

150 attend Learning and Teaching Conference at Elmwood

Published: Wednesday, 30th August 2017

150 academic staff attended SRUC’s third Learning and Teaching Conference held recently at Elmwood campus in Cupar.

pictured: Aberdeen student Robbie Stevenson

Two students named as finalists in British Farming Awards

Published: Wednesday, 30th August 2017

SRUC has two finalists in the 2017 Agricultural Student of the Year category in this year’s prestigious British Farming Awards.

Pictured: The next generation of farmers queuing to experience SRUC’s new tractor simulator.

New tractor simulator aims to educate the next generation

Published: Wednesday, 30th August 2017

A new SRUC tractor simulator took Aberdonians by storm when it made its first appearance at the popular TechFest science and technology family festival.

Gemma Jones and Martina Bradacova

New student leadership team take up posts

Published: Tuesday, 1st August 2017

The new team elected to lead the award winning Scotland’s Rural College Students Association (SRUCSA) through 2017/18 have taken up their posts.

pictured: Aberdeen student Robbie Stevenson

Robbie Stevenson on shortlist for Farmers Weekly Student of the Year 2017

Published: Tuesday, 1st August 2017

Robbie Stevenson, a student at the Aberdeen campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has been shortlisted for the Farmers Weekly Student of the Year Award 2017.

Kickstart

School pupils enjoy a Kickstart

Published: Tuesday, 1st August 2017

School pupils from schools across the south east and south west of Scotland enjoyed a day of interactive workshops at the  Edinburgh campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).

Curling team

SRUC graduates and students lead GB Men’s Curling Team to Winter Olympics 2018

Published: Wednesday, 19th July 2017

The British Olympic Association recently announced the Team GB Men’s Curling Team for the Winter Olympics which includes three SRUC alumni and one current student.

Winter wheat participants

Close finish likely in SRUC student’s Winter Wheat Challenge

Published: Wednesday, 19th July 2017

This seasons Winter Wheat Challenge, supported by the Mains of Loirston Trust, is hotting up and, according to SRUC supervising staff, the competition has never been closer at this time of year.

Organic field trip

Organic Farming study tour benefits from strong partnerships

Published: Wednesday, 19th July 2017

Students on the distance learning PGDip/MSc course in Organic Farming have visited some of the leading UK organic producers - including Prince Charles’ Duchy Farm - on their recent study tour. 

Science Festival

SRUC and farmer McDougall build bridges and confidence at science festival

Published: Wednesday, 19th July 2017

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) recently participated in a Fife based Science Festival organised by Dundee’s Science Centre. 

Baggy receiving award

Recognition for Crichton’s “Baggy”

Published: Wednesday, 5th July 2017

Meticulous, adaptable, innovative and empathetic were the descriptions used about Baggy (Ainslay Bagnall), Principal Technician at SRUC's Crichton Royal Dairy Research and Innovation Centre.

Barony prize giving

Presentation of Certificates and Awards at Barony Campus

Published: Wednesday, 5th July 2017

Students gathered for the annual awards ceremony at the Barony Campus of SRUC were told to “hold on to their dreams” in their chosen career paths.

Prize winners

Elmwood students celebrate another year of success!

Published: Wednesday, 5th July 2017

SRUC Elmwood Campus recently held their awards ceremony.

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Success celebration at SRUC Oatridge

Published: Wednesday, 5th July 2017

Students from the Oatridge Campus of Scotland’s Rural College gathered to collect their awards at the annual prize giving.

Gardening Scotland students win gold

Murder mystery garden wins prestigious Gold Award at Gardening Scotland

Published: Wednesday, 14th June 2017

SRUC’s Garden Design students have excelled themselves with their creativity and imagination as their mysterious “murder garden” won a Gold Award at Gardening Scotland.

Herald Awards

SRUC shortlisted for top education awards

Published: Wednesday, 14th June 2017

Staff at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) are celebrating after becoming one of the Herald Higher Education Awards finalists.

Cottage garden grow area at the highland show grounds

WW1 allotment goes to the Royal Highland Show

Published: Wednesday, 14th June 2017

The Oatridge Campus of SRUC's WW1 allotment project will be showcased at this year’s Royal Highland Show within the Countryside Cottage demonstration area.

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Farming Today broadcasts from Oatridge

Published: Wednesday, 31st May 2017

The BBC’s Farming Today team visited SRUC’s Oatridge Campus recently to record an edition of the daily programme which focuses on key agricultural issues.

Kuala Lumpur

Food Security students visit Malaysia on field trip

Published: Wednesday, 31st May 2017

Food Security students have recently returned from a week long study tour in Malaysia where they investigated some of the complex issues facing one of the most food insecure regions in the world.

Elmwood open day

Elmwood welcomed record numbers and temperatures at their open day

Published: Wednesday, 31st May 2017

SRUC's Elmwood Campus in Cupar opened its doors again to the local community at their annual free family fun day on Sunday 14 May.

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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.

HOrtus homicidia

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.

Vicki Munro

Elmwood chef chief hopes to cook up award win

Published: Wednesday, 17th May 2017

SRUC’s Vicki Munro - one of Fife’s leading figures in hospitality education - has reached the final stages of a prestigious national competition.

Brian on beechgrove garden

SRUC community gardening project stars on Beechgrove Garden

Published: Wednesday, 17th May 2017

Oatridge lecturers are the focus of two episodes of the popular Beechgrove Garden TV shows as they teach children with Additional Support Needs how to grow their own food.

Morocco field trip

Successful MSc field study trip in Atlas Mountains

Published: Wednesday, 3rd May 2017

Students from the MSc courses in Environmental Protection and Management, and Soils and Sustainability recently completed a successful field study tour in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco.

The SRUC Oatridge students working at the Flanders Moss site.

Record number of volunteers from Oatridge help at heritage site

Published: Tuesday, 28th March 2017

Countryside Management and Rural Skills Students from SRUC's Oatridge Campus got their hands dirty by enjoying a day volunteering with Scottish National Heritage (SNH).

Oatridge student Laura Keddie with George Anderson, Honorary President of the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society.

Double horticulture award win

Published: Thursday, 16th March 2017

The Oatridge Campus of SRUC has been honoured with two awards from the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society.

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.

Adam Henson Countryfile presenter, SRUC students Stuart McKinlay, Jakob Eunson, Megan Simpson, Stephen Moore and Katie Dubarry at the Lantra Awards

Students star at national Lantra awards ceremony

Published: Wednesday, 15th March 2017

Students from SRUC campuses scooped top awards at the annual Lantra Scotland’s Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year celebrations.

Laura Hopcroft

Silver award for SRUC designers

Published: Wednesday, 15th March 2017

SRUC has struck Silver at the prestigious College Development Network Marketing Awards - in the Promotional Literature category.

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.

Stephen Moore at the Lantra awards

Awards recognition of success for apprentice Stephen – SRUC Oatridge student’s resilience reaps rewards

Published: Tuesday, 7th March 2017

Stephen Moore hadn’t even driven a tractor before starting work at Hamilton & Brothers (Bishopton).

Elmwood Students Lisa Cattenach and Colin Brown in the garden with fellow classmates

Elmwood Horticulture students bring music and light to museum garden

Published: Tuesday, 28th February 2017

Horticultural Students from the Elmwood Campus of SRUC are creating a sensory garden within the grounds of a famous St Andrews museum.

Students during Georgina Kay’s presentation at the “Botanics”

Students learn to blossom at horticulture careers day

Published: Tuesday, 28th February 2017

Horticulture students from SRUC were among those from around Scotland who attended the Grow Careers event at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh.

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.

Tom Cole and Simon Ritchie

Scottish Natural Heritage offer amazing opportunity for SRUC Students

Published: Tuesday, 28th February 2017

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) are offering student placement opportunities on some of Scotland’s top National Nature Reserves.

Golfers

Elmwood hosts high schools golf competition and information day

Published: Wednesday, 22nd February 2017

SRUC Elmwood Golf Course will be opening its doors to local high schools and visitors on Friday 10 March.

Dr Ian Collard at the left of the picture and David James at the right flanking the group.

British Ambassador in Panama visits Oatridge

Published: Wednesday, 22nd February 2017

SRUC's Oatridge Campus recently hosted a high profile diplomatic visitor – Dr Ian Collard, British Ambassador in Panama.

SRUC Ayr Student Claire Simonetta with her British Education Award.

High flying Ayr student wins prestigious national award

Published: Tuesday, 14th February 2017

A high-flying student from the Ayr Campus has been named regional winner for Scotland at a prestigious national education award.

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.

Opening paths at Oatridge Countryside Liaison Day

Published: Tuesday, 14th February 2017

A Countryside Liaison Day took place at the Oatridge Campus with key industry representatives last week.

Katie Dubarry, Stephen Moore and Megan Simpson

Four SRUC Oatridge Campus students shortlisted for the prestigious Lantra awards

Published: Wednesday, 8th February 2017

Four students from the Oatridge Campus of SRUC have been shortlisted for the prestigious Lantra awards in the categories of Higher Education, Engineering, Conservation and Equine Studies.

Thomas Perfect

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.

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.

Elmwood Campus students show off the promotional literature.

Scotland’s Rural College reaches prestigious marketing finals

Published: Friday, 3rd February 2017

SRUC's entry into the College Development Network (CDN) awards has been shortlisted for the Promotional Literature category.

Kevin pictured in the horticultural unit at Elmwood.

Elmwood student reaches Scottish finals for Young Horticulturalist of the Year

Published: Friday, 3rd February 2017

HNC Horticulture Student Kevin Keith, from the Elmwood Campus of SRUC, has reached the Scottish Finals of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture’s Young Horticulturalist of the Year.

Postgraduate research student Xin Shu making her presentation at Nanjing Agricultural University in China.

PhD student hosts presentation on soil to Chinese university

Published: Wednesday, 1st February 2017

Xin Shu, an SRUC postgraduate research student with Crops and Soil Systems, recently hosted a high profile presentation to the Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU) in China.

Beach clean

SRUC Oatridge students adopt a beach in national campaign to clean up the coastline

Published: Tuesday, 31st January 2017

A group of Animal Care students from the Oatridge campus have adopted a stretch of local beach at Blackness as part of the Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) national Beachwatch program.

Ashley Stamper and Sarah Haughey with Mike Wijnberg at the Oxford Farming Conference.

Oxford means early start for SRUC students

Published: Wednesday, 18th January 2017

For two fourth year Agriculture students, new year meant three long but rewarding days at the Oxford Farming Conference.

Fife Flyers ice hockey team captain Ryan Dingle was a recent visitor to Elmwood.

Captain Ryan Dingle brings his puck to Elmwood

Published: Wednesday, 18th January 2017

Fife Flyers ice hockey team captain Ryan Dingle recently visited Elmwood Campus to speak to students on the importance of lifelong learning, healthy eating and nutrition.

Claire Simonetta

SRUC Ayr student shortlisted for British Education Awards

Published: Monday, 9th January 2017

A high-flying student from the Ayr Campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has been shortlisted for another national education award – just weeks after being named Agricultural Student of the Year.

Elmwood student Nicole Cummings receives her “Savour St Andrews” bursary from Ian MacDonald of the St Andrews Links Trust.

Elmwood student Nicole wins Savour St Andrews bursary

Published: Wednesday, 7th December 2016

Professional cookery student at Elmwood Nicole Cummings has been awarded a special “Savour St Andrews” bursary which is designed to help boost her career in the hospitality industry.

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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 Elmwood students - Sean Ramage, Gregor Mitchell, Danielle Stewart and Kirstie Straiton standing behind the completed - and well hidden - artificial den.

SRUC signs up to national wildcat conservation project

Published: Wednesday, 7th December 2016

SRUC students from Elmwood campus have joined the national fight to protect and save Scotland’s iconic wildcats.

AgriScot business

SRUC Ayr campus student wins national 2016 AgriScot Business Skills Award

Published: Wednesday, 23rd November 2016

A student at the Ayr campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has been named as the winner of the prestigious national 2016 AgriScot Business Skills Award.

Winter wheat winners

Top of the Crops – student winners of Winter Wheat Challenge

Published: Wednesday, 23rd November 2016

A team of students from the Barony campus of SRUC has beaten 15 other teams to win the 2016 Mains of Loirston Winter Wheat Challenge trophy.

Graduation image

Video: New Barony graduate is first Registered Veterinary Nurse on Lewis and Harris

Published: Wednesday, 23rd November 2016

A student from near Stornoway has just graduated from SRUC to become the first Registered Veterinary Nurse on the islands of Lewis and Harris.

Wayne Powell graduation

Video: Students and staff praised at SRUC winter graduation

Published: Wednesday, 9th November 2016

Around 160 graduands attended SRUC’s Winter graduation ceremony on Friday 4 November at Bute Hall, University of Glasgow.

Careers fair students

500 students flock to annual Careers Fair

Published: Wednesday, 9th November 2016

Around 500 students from all six campuses flocked to the recent Careers Fair at Oatridge – with the event voted a resounding success.

Claire simonetta

SRUC Ayr Student Wins National Agricultural Student of the Year

Published: Thursday, 13th October 2016

A high-flying student from the Ayr Campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is celebrating after winning a national Agricultural Student of the Year ‘Oscar’ by a leading industry publication.

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.

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Strengthening Links with Surveying Industry at RICS Degree Induction Day

Published: Thursday, 13th October 2016

SRUC strengthened its links with the surveying industry when it gave 50 students the opportunity to hear from sector experts at its Rural Business Management degree induction day.

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”.

John Deere

Nick’s Thoughts from the Mid West - an SRUC Reflection

Published: Wednesday, 17th August 2016

In the first of two reports Nick reflects on how America’s mid-west states approach agricultural education.

Ashley Stamper

Edinburgh Student Wins Land Rover Bursary

Published: Wednesday, 3rd August 2016

A BSc honours student studying at SRUC Edinburgh has become one of five people across the UK to win a sought-after bursary from car manufacturer Land Rover.

SRUC Graduation

SRUC Graduation Ceremony 2016

Published: Tuesday, 19th July 2016

More than 150 graduands attended the Scotland’s Rural College graduation ceremony on Friday 8 July 2016 at Bute Hall, University of Glasgow.

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.

Rainer Roehe

Professorship for SRUC Expert in Livestock Genetics

Published: Tuesday, 19th July 2016

SRUC Livestock Geneticist Dr Rainer Roehe was awarded a Professorship of Animal Genetics and Microbiome during SRUC’s annual graduation ceremony in Bute Hall, University of Glasgow.

John Campbell

SRUC Honorary Fellowship Awarded to John Campbell of Glenrath Farms

Published: Tuesday, 19th July 2016

John Campbell, who along with his wife Cathy, founded Glenrath Farms in the Scottish Borders, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of Scotland’s Rural College.

SRUC Supports Joint Statement on EU Students

Published: Wednesday, 6th July 2016

SRUC Principal and Chief Executive Professor Wayne Powell has said SRUC fully supports the recent statement on the position of EU students by Scottish Government and Universities Scotland.

David James Oatridge prize giving

Oatridge Students Told to Believe in Lifelong Learning

Published: Wednesday, 6th July 2016

Students attending the annual prize giving at the Oatridge Campus of SRUC were reminded that a commitment to lifelong learning would ensure they always had the right skills at the right time.

John Hamilton

John Aims to Reach for the Sky after his SRUC Course

Published: Wednesday, 6th July 2016

As trainee agronomist John Hamilton walks through crops checking for diseases, pests or other issues.

Joint statement: Scottish Government and Universities Scotland on the outcome of the EU referendum

Published: Monday, 4th July 2016

We welcome the contribution EU students make to our society, culture and economy.

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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.

Final planting of the SRUC Oatridge WW1 allotment is almost in place for this year’s Royal Highland Show.

Oatridge WW1 Allotment Project Goes on Display at Royal Highland Show

Published: Tuesday, 21st June 2016

A First World War inspired allotment project run by the Oatridge Campus of Scotland’s Rural College will be going on display at this year’s Royal Highland Show.

Barony art winner

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.

Aluna Chawala

Developing a More Human Approach to Animal Science

Published: Tuesday, 21st June 2016

An SRUC PhD student will combine social science with animal genetics in an attempt to help African dairy farmers breed the ideal cow for their environment.

Winter wheat challenge

Winter Wheat Challenge Competitors Prepare for Public Scrutiny

Published: Tuesday, 21st June 2016

The 2015-16 Winter Wheat Challenge, organised across three crop trial sites by Scotland’s Rural College and supported by the Mains of Loirston Trust, is rapidly nearing its conclusion.

SRUC 2016 Prospectus

Scotland’s Rural College Prospectus Shortlisted for UK marketing ‘Oscars’

Published: Wednesday, 8th June 2016

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has been shortlisted for a prestigious higher education marketing award for the 2016 Prospectus.

Nicole Cumming award

Inspiring words and Inspiring Students at SRUC Elmwood Awards Ceremony

Published: Wednesday, 8th June 2016

Students attending the annual prize giving at the Elmwood Campus of SRUC were reminded that a commitment to lifelong learning ensured they always had the right skills at the right time.

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Volunteer Tutors Important Contributors to SRUC English Language Service for Newcomers

Published: Wednesday, 8th June 2016

Have you thought about volunteering to teach English to those who speak other languages?

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.

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From Divot Filling to Course Management – Award for SRUC Elmwood’s Peteris

Published: Monday, 6th June 2016

A Latvian student who began as a seasonal divot filler at St Andrews has just won an award as the best Golf Course Management student at Cupar’s SRUC Elmwood campus.

David James

SRUC Staff Celebrate Nominations in Prestigious Education Awards

Published: Friday, 3rd June 2016

SRUC staff are celebrating after being shortlisted for the Herald Higher Education Awards.

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).

Martina Bradacova

SRUC Ayr Activity Tourism Student Reaches Finals of Prestigious National Business Competition

Published: Monday, 30th May 2016

A Czech student studying Activity Tourism Management at the Ayr campus of Scotland’s Rural College reached the finals of a prestigious national business competition for budding product inventors.

Claire Simonetta and Fraser Graham

Proposal for an Agricultural Supply Co-Op on Mull Wins SRUC Student a Trip to Ireland

Published: Wednesday, 11th May 2016

A business case for a new agricultural supply co-operative on Mull has won two third year SRUC Agriculture Honours students, studying at the Ayr campus, a study trip to Ireland.

Helen Kerr award

SRUC Student Wins Silver at Prestigious Farm Business Competition

Published: Wednesday, 27th April 2016

Heather Kerr (21) from Maybole in Ayrshire, studying at SRUC's Ayr campus, won a Silver award and a £1,000 cheque for her innovative idea for a green burial site in the Carrick Hills.

SRUC Lecturer Paul Miller, Eloy Barranco Cruz, David Gomez Aguera, Gonzaga Escauriaza Barreiro, Mike Clark, Scholarship Programme Coordinator de R&A, Wendy Cole, Director Golf Course Management de R&A, Steve Isaac

Royal Spanish Golf Federation visits Elmwood after ‘Secret Shopper’ gives Glowing Report

Published: Wednesday, 27th April 2016

SRUC Elmwood golf education has been lauded after a recent student admitted they had acted as a ‘secret shopper’ while studying for their HNC.

Erasmus students

Training Trip of Lifetime for Professional Golf Students

Published: Wednesday, 27th April 2016

With a month to go, preparation is in full flow for 20 Professional Golf HNC and HND students from SRUC’s Elmwood Campus, ahead of their placements and training with golf clubs and courses in Spain.

Tree planting

SRUC Staff Help Plant Over 800 Trees in a Day with Woodland Trust Scotland

Published: Wednesday, 27th April 2016

SRUC staff and their suppliers recently spent a day planting over 800 trees at North Wood just outside of Livingston.

Golf

Successful Fife Disability Open at SRUC Elmwood Golf Course

Published: Wednesday, 27th April 2016

Over 60 golfers, with varying degrees of disability, recently attended the 13th Fife Disability Open Golf event, organised by students studying professional golf at the SRUC Elmwood Campus.

Gamekeeping students

SRUC Gamekeeping Students Enjoy Best Practice Day with Scottish Natural Heritage

Published: Thursday, 7th April 2016

SRUC Elmwood Gamekeeping students enjoyed a Wild Deer Best Practice event recently at Creag Meagaidh Natural Nature Reserve in the Cairngorms National Park.

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Horticulture Student Jamie Gains US work Placement

Published: Thursday, 7th April 2016

SRUC student Jamie Satterthwaite, studying a BSc in Horticulture has won an eight week work placement in the US, courtesy of the charity the David Colgreave Foundation.

Kite Consulting’s Abby Cook, SRUC’s John Flanagan, Kirstie Baird, RABDF chairman, Mike King, and Kite Consulting’s Edward Lott

Dyslexia Awareness Ambassador Kirstie Runner Up in Prestigious UK Award

Published: Thursday, 24th March 2016

Agriculture degree student Kirstie Baird, 19, from Lanark, studying at SRUC’s Ayr Campus is runner up in the UK wide competition for the RABDF MSD Animal Health Dairy Student Award.

Animal care

Over 100 School Pupils ‘Tasted Their Future’ at SRUC Barony Careers Event

Published: Thursday, 24th March 2016

Over 100 school pupils enjoyed the opportunity to ‘travel forward’ in time with SRUC Barony and local employers and imagine their future careers and studies at the “Taste of the Future” careers event.

Elena Frizzo, Ruth Hanlon, Lee Hall and Josh MacDonald

SRUC Professional Cookery Students Win Top Scholarships

Published: Thursday, 24th March 2016

Four SRUC Elmwood Professional Cookery Students were recently identified as some of Scotland’s finest young talent, as they won coveted scholarships by Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) Scotland.

David james with award winners

SRUC Students Among Lantra Award Winners

Published: Thursday, 10th March 2016

Taking the Lantra’s Land–based Engineering top spot was Michael Rolfe (19) who is presently studying on an Extended Diploma course in Land–based Technology Apprenticeship at SRUC’s Barony Campus.

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Scotland’s Rural College Awarded Bronze at National Marketing Awards

Published: Thursday, 10th March 2016

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) was awarded a Bronze at the prestigious College Development Network Marketing Awards, in the category of ‘Promotional Literature’, for the 2016 Prospectus.

Scottish Natural heritage

SRUC Elmwood Students Working Well With Scottish National Heritage

Published: Friday, 26th February 2016

Three former SRUC Elmwood Countryside Management students are enjoying extended work placements at various SNH locations across Scotland.

Sports Coaching degree students

Training Trip of Lifetime to Sweden for Sports Students at SRUC Ayr

Published: Friday, 26th February 2016

With just under a month to go, preparation is in full flow for 26 Sports Coaching Degree Students from SRUC’s Ayr Campus, ahead of their two week training placement at the Olympic Institute in Sweden.

SRUC and the Organic Research Centre

Enhanced Organic Opportunities for Postgraduate Students

Published: Thursday, 11th February 2016

Two of the leading UK education and research organisations in the organic sector will formally join together to deliver one of the country’s few postgraduate courses in organic farming.

Norvite student with sheep

Norvite Scholarship Brings Benefits for Morag

Published: Thursday, 11th February 2016

Morag Brown is the latest SRUC student to win a Norvite scholarship as part of an innovative partnership between the company and college.

curling curler

Top Skip Sophie Bound for Denmark and World Junior Championships

Published: Thursday, 11th February 2016

Ayr based SRUC student Sophie Jackson’s recent success at the Scottish Junior Curling Championships means she will soon be Copenhagen bound to compete in the World Junior Competition.

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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.

Hedgerow planting

SRUC Elmwood Golf Course Scores Well for Long Term Environmental Commitment

Published: Wednesday, 10th February 2016

The planting of more trees and hedgerows, an artificial sand martin nesting wall and improved wetland habitats on the SRUC Elmwood Golf Course have earned praise from an independent inspector.

Delegation of educationalists from India visiting Oatridge.

High Level Indian Delegation Visit SRUC Oatridge to Discuss Agricultural Education and More

Published: Monday, 8th February 2016

The SRUC Oatridge campus at Broxburn recently hosted a visit from a high level delegation of educationalists from India.

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Fingers Crossed for SRUC Students Shortlisted for National Awards

Published: Wednesday, 27th January 2016

Six talented SRUC students have been shortlisted for the Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards run by Lantra.

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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!

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SRUC Reaches Marketing Awards Shortlist

Published: Wednesday, 13th January 2016

SRUC has been shortlisted for a prestigious College Development Network Marketing Award - under the category of ‘Promotional Literature’, for the 2016 Prospectus.

Oxford Farming Student

Praise for Oxford Farming Conference

Published: Wednesday, 13th January 2016

Aberdeen based student Calum Johnston has only positive things to report from his experience as an SRUC sponsored “Scholar” at the recent Oxford Farming Conference.

John Maxwell

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.

Alex Brown

Prize For Best Final Year PhD Presentation Goes To...

Published: Wednesday, 13th January 2016

SRUC PhD student Alex Brown recently won an award for the Best Final Year Studentship presentation at the AHDB Livestock Seminar.

Agriscot

Top of the Class!

Published: Thursday, 26th November 2015

A team of students from the Edinburgh Campus of Scotland’s Rural College triumphed at the latest Mains of Loirston Winter Wheat Challenge.

Modern apprentice

SRUC’s Modern Apprentice Runner-Up In National Awards

Published: Thursday, 26th November 2015

Steen Durno, 19, from Buckie, who completed his apprenticeship through SRUC Oatridge and his Elgin-based employer, was announced as runner-up in Scotland’s Modern Apprenticeship Awards this month.

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Ayr Student Claire AgriScot Business Skills Winner

Published: Thursday, 26th November 2015

A Swiss student, living on Mull and studying at SRUC’s Ayr won the 2015 AgriScot's Business Skills competition and collected £1000.

SRUC food and drink

SRUC Profiles Enterprising Students at Scottish Parliament Event

Published: Thursday, 26th November 2015

SRUC joined 18 of Scotland’s Higher Education Institutions (HEI) at an inspiring event held recently at the Scottish Parliament profiling the nation’s undergraduate entrepreneurs.

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SRUC Annual Careers Day A Great Success

Published: Thursday, 26th November 2015

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) recently hosted a record breaking careers day at its Oatridge Campus in West Lothian.

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’.

Graduation awards

Celebrating Academic and Honorary Awards at SRUC Graduation Ceremony

Published: Wednesday, 11th November 2015

Jim McLaren, Chairman of QMS, was awarded an Honorary Fellowship and three leading scientists were also recognised for their significant academic contribution at the recent Winter Graduation Ceremony.

Graduation

SRUC Winter Graduation Ceremony 2015

Published: Wednesday, 11th November 2015

More than 150 graduands attended SRUC’s Winter graduation ceremony on Friday 6 November 2015 at Bute Hall, University of Glasgow.

Oatridge students

SRUC Welcomes Dyslexia Awareness Week

Published: Wednesday, 11th November 2015

As the fourth Dyslexia Awareness Week gets underway, SRUC students and staff across the country are marking their support by tying the dyslexia symbol of blue ribbons round tractors on SRUC campuses.

Janet Swalding, Riding for the disabled

SRUC’s Oatridge Campus Welcomes Royal VIP to Riding for the Disabled Conference

Published: Thursday, 29th October 2015

SRUC and Riding for the Disabled in Scotland welcomed HRH The Princess Royal to SRUC’s Oatridge Campus and the Scottish National Equestrian Centre (SNEC) for their Scottish Conference last week.

Oatridge awards

Career Changer Awarded Top Agriculture Student at SRUC Oatridge’s Awards

Published: Thursday, 29th October 2015

Top student and career changer, Katie Dubarry was one of over 160 students awarded certificates after completing their studies, and one of 27 receiving ‘best student’ awards.

Elmwood students

SRUC Elmwood’s Students Voted a Landslide Success at Scottish Parliament Restaurant

Published: Thursday, 29th October 2015

Ten SRUC Elmwood Hospitality and Professional Cookery students delivered a top notch evening in the Members’ Restaurant at the Scottish Parliament earlier this week.

Colleges Scotland stand

SRUC Hosts Successful Stand at the Colleges Scotland Parliamentary Reception

Published: Wednesday, 14th October 2015

SRUC recently attended the Colleges Scotland Parliamentary Reception.

Elmwood and Kitchen

SRUC Elmwood Students Learn in Tom Kitchin’s Kitchen

Published: Wednesday, 14th October 2015

Four Professional Cookery students from SRUC’s Elmwood Campus recently took an afternoon out of class to attend a masterclass in Edinburgh with award winning Michelin starred Chef Tom Kitchin.

SRUC on College Awards Shortlist

Published: Thursday, 1st October 2015

Scotland’s Rural College has been shortlisted for two College Development Annual Awards recognising talent, skills and achievement.

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.

Keith Bowman

Professional Golf Student to Play at Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

Published: Thursday, 1st October 2015

Professional Golf student Keith Bowman (16), from the Elmwood Campus, will be competing in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship when the European Tour comes to Fife and Angus this week.

Elmwood campus Christmas event

Christmas Comes Early to SRUC’s Elmwood Campus

Published: Thursday, 1st October 2015

The Hospitality and Horticulture Departments of Scotland’s Rural College’s Elmwood Campus teamed up with Fife College’s Hair and Beauty Team.

French horticulture students

SRUC Elmwood Hosts French Horticultural Student Exchange

Published: Thursday, 1st October 2015

SRUC’s Elmwood Campus recently welcomed over 50 horticulture students and lecturers from Ecole du Paysage, Grenoble as part of their two week exchange trip to Scotland.

Launch of the Fife Larder Food Map

Fife Larder Food Map Launched at SRUC Elmwood

Published: Thursday, 1st October 2015

The third edition of the popular Fife Larder Food Map, was launched last week at SRUC’s Elmwood Campus with hospitality students laying on a feast of food sourced from the region’s natural larder.

Barony Campus staff members enjoying the coffee morning

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.

ECOnewFARMERS

ECOnewFARMERS Project Visits SRUC Aberdeen

Published: Wednesday, 16th September 2015

Staff from SRUC’s Environment and Countryside Group recently hosted a group of European partners working on the ECOnewFARMERS project.

Organic Farming students on study visit to Vital Veg

Study Weekend for SRUC Aberdeen’s Distance Learners

Published: Wednesday, 16th September 2015

The academic year for distance learning courses run from SRUC's Aberdeen Campus kicked off last week.

CLAAS graduates

Barony Celebrates CLAAS of 2015

Published: Wednesday, 16th September 2015

During a ceremony at the SRUC Barony Campus a record 14 students from England, Scotland and Ireland celebrated their graduation from the CLAAS Agricultural Technician Apprenticeship.

Charity bike ride

SRUC Student Cycles to Success

Published: Wednesday, 16th September 2015

SRUC student Alex Gibson (21), recently completed a 200 mile bike ride to raise money for the Down’s Syndrome Scotland.

Penelope Wright with compost tea

The Grass is Always Greener after a Good Cuppa Compost Tea

Published: Thursday, 3rd September 2015

A good cup of tea is said to soothe the soul, and it seems that a special brew can perk up plant life just as easily.

Rob Livesey, Kirstie Baird, and Richard Lochhead MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs.

SRUC Congratulates Farming with Dyslexia Campaign

Published: Wednesday, 29th July 2015

SRUC student Kirstie Baird is among those celebrating the first anniversary of the Farming with Dyslexia Campaign and the work of an NFU Scotland led working group including Scotland’s Rural College.

Alex Robb

First Ever SRUC Student Elected to National Union of Students

Published: Wednesday, 29th July 2015

SRUCSA President Alex Robb has become the first ever student from Scotland’s Rural College to be elected to the Scottish Executive of the National Union of Students (NUS).

Visit Scotland - Taste Our Best - Quality assured

SRUC Aberdeen Campus Tastes Best

Published: Wednesday, 29th July 2015

The student accommodation at the Aberdeen campus of Scotland’s Rural College is the first of its kind to win an award for serving quality Scottish produce.

Graduation 2015

SRUC Graduates Celebrate

Published: Wednesday, 15th July 2015

More than 150 graduands attended the Scotland’s Rural College graduation ceremony on Friday 10 July 2015 at Bute Hall, University of Glasgow.

Brian Connelly

Special Contribution by Teaching Staff Recognised at SRUC Graduation

Published: Wednesday, 15th July 2015

Three members of teaching staff who have made a special contribution to the student experience were recognised with awards at the SRUC graduation ceremony in Glasgow on 10 July.

The First Minister with US students

First Minister Met American Pupils Learning to Golf at SRUC's Elmwood Golf Course

Published: Wednesday, 15th July 2015

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited SRUC’s Elmwood Golf Course in Fife on Monday 6 July, to learn more about the American summer student exchange programme currently underway.

Joseph Williams

Prizewinning SRUC Agriculture Graduate Heads ‘Down Under’ to Work in New Zealand

Published: Monday, 13th July 2015

Agriculture graduate Joseph Williams, who has just graduated from SRUC with a First Class Honours degree, was also awarded the Watson Peat Trophy for the best Honours graduate at the Ayr Campus.

Ross Learmonth

Norvite Scholarship Yields Benefits for SRUC Prizewinning Graduate Ross

Published: Monday, 13th July 2015

Ross Learmonth, who has just graduated with a First Class Honours degree, acknowledges the role an innovative partnership between SRUC and feed company Norvite played in his success.

Award for Lifetime Achievement in Teaching for SRUC Ayr Lecturer Joy Gladstone

Published: Friday, 10th July 2015

Scotland’s Rural College lecturer Joy Gladstone, who has spent all of her career in Ayr, is this year’s recipient of the Principal’s Lifetime Teaching Award.

Phil Lusby

Botanic’s Horticulture Lecturer Voted Tops by his SRUC Students

Published: Friday, 10th July 2015

Horticulture students at Scotland’s Rural College described lecturer Phil Lusby as a teacher who stands out and makes a difference, when they nominated him for the “Excellence in Teaching Award”.

Brian Connelly

Barony Lecturer Brian Voted Tops by SRUC Students

Published: Friday, 10th July 2015

Students at the Barony campus of Scotland’s Rural College nominated lecturer Brian Connolly for an Excellence in Teaching Award which he received during the SRUC graduation ceremony.

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.

Summer school students

SRUC Oatridge Hosted Successful Summer Schools for Students from USA

Published: Saturday, 20th June 2015

SRUC’s Oatridge Campus was delighted to welcome 22 American University students during the month of June as it opened its doors for its popular summer schools in Equine studies and in Ecology.

Agricultural Professional Practice postcard

SRUC Launches Unique New Benchmark Qualification for Agricultural Professionals

Published: Wednesday, 17th June 2015

A unique new professional qualification, designed by Scotland’s Rural College for agricultural consultants and other sector specialists, has been welcomed by industry representatives.

Crail Food Festival

Food & Drink at SRUC – A Firm Favourite on the Menu at Crail Food Festival!

Published: Wednesday, 17th June 2015

Food & Drink at SRUC was a firm favourite at last weekend’s Crail Food Festival 12-14 June 2015!

Keira Williamson - Barony Open Day

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.

Readers Imagination Garden 2015

SRUC Students in a Spin and Knitted Out With Plans for Gardening Scotland

Published: Wednesday, 20th May 2015

Garden Design students from SRUC turned to Model Engineers and Glasgow Botanics to help them with their show gardens planned for Gardening Scotland at Ingliston from 29-31 May.

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.

Wellington Display

SRUC Elmwood Gave Some Wellie to RAF Leuchars Celebrations

Published: Wednesday, 20th May 2015

In their trusted wellie boots SRUC Elmwood’s horticulture students stepped back in time to highlight food production during WWII.

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.

Oatridge Farm Open Day 2015

Wet Weather but no Dampened Spirits at Oatridge Farm Open Day

Published: Wednesday, 6th May 2015

Despite the damp conditions and cold temperatures, nearly 1000 visitors ventured out on Sunday 3 May to the annual Farm Open Day at SRUC Oatridge, near Broxburn.

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.

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.

Elmwood Golf students get pro jobs

SRUC Students Recruited by High Profile Golf Clubs

Published: Wednesday, 6th May 2015

Three HND Professional Golf students, currently at the Elmwood Campus of Scotland’s Rural College, have been hired as PGA Assistant Professionals at high profile golf clubs.

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.

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Home Grown Produce – SRUC Celebrates the Year of Food & Drink

Published: Wednesday, 22nd April 2015

2015 is Scotland’s Year of Food & Drink which aims to inspire Scots and visitors alike to celebrate Scotland’s outstanding natural larder, and develop its reputation as being a Land of Food and Drink.

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.

Horticulture Students at Edinburgh Zoo Dinosaur Display

SRUC Oatridge Students Helped Create Scotland’s First ‘Jurassic Park’

Published: Wednesday, 22nd April 2015

Five horticulture students from SRUC’s Oatridge Campus put their skills to a rather unusual test as they helped RZSS Edinburgh Zoo’s dedicated Gardens Team recreate the natural habitat of dinosaurs.

Frankie Alcock

Touching Rugby Down Under – Two From Scotland’s Rural College Represent Their Country in World Cup

Published: Wednesday, 8th April 2015

A student and a member of staff from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) will be travelling to Australia to represent and to captain Scotland’s Touch Rugby Teams at the Touch World Cup later this month.

Gamekeeping students, Scone Palace

Elmwood Gamekeeping Student Ryan Just Misses Gold at Scone Gathering

Published: Wednesday, 8th April 2015

Auchtermuchty’s Ryan Hoggan, a gamekeeping student at the Elmwood campus just missed the gold at the recent gathering at Scone Palace for all involved with the gamekeeping sector.

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.

Abernethy Forest

Elmwood Students Inspired by Abernethy Experience

Published: Wednesday, 25th March 2015

Three days spent helping with habitat management in Abernethy Forest proved inspirational for Countryside Management Students from the Elmwood campus of Scotland’s Rural College.

Cows and sheep

SRUC Leads Research into Parasites of Organic Ruminants

Published: Wednesday, 25th March 2015

All three SRUC Divisions were represented at the initial meeting in Edinburgh of an SRUC led, EU funded, research project into the challenges parasites pose for organic farming.

Horticulture Students wins scholarship

SRUC Horticulture Student wins Sponsored Scholarship

Published: Wednesday, 25th March 2015

An SRUC student in the 3rd year of her Horticulture degree course has been awarded a sponsored scholarship and an opportunity to gain experience with a major plant breeding company.

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.

Heather Munro - Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society’s (Caley) Annual Awards

Double Award Win by SRUC Oatridge’s Students

Published: Wednesday, 11th March 2015

SRUC’s Oatridge Campus celebrated a double award win by two Horticulture students at the prestigious Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society’s (Caley) Annual Awards ceremony.

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SRUC Designers’ Double Entry for Gardening Scotland

Published: Wednesday, 11th March 2015

Garden design students at SRUC have entered two very different gardens for Gardening Scotland event taking place from 29-31 May at Ingliston on the Highland Showground.

Jim Goodlad, Donald Alexander from Isle of Gigha, Cameron Brown from Leslie, Declan Lindsay from Glenrothes and Jim McKerrachar.

From Fife to the Highlands - Head Keeper Poaches Students from SRUC Elmwood

Published: Wednesday, 11th March 2015

Game keeping student Cameron Brown (17), from Fife is bound for the Highlands and a grouse moor job following the visit to SRUC Elmwood by Head Keeper Jim McKerrachar of Phoines Estates, Dalwinnie.

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.

Study group

A New Strategy for Scottish Land-based Education & Training

Published: Wednesday, 4th March 2015

SRUC is leading a consultation by Scottish colleges of over 9000 businesses and organisations to understand how the delivery of land-based education and training could change to meet industry demand.

Bettie Kawonga

Former SRUC Student’s Plans on Malawi Dairy Farming Recognised

Published: Wednesday, 4th March 2015

A former student from Malawi, who carried out research at SRUC’s Crichton Dairy Research and Innovation Centre, recently won a prize for an idea encouraging unemployed young Malawians into dairying.

SRUC Prospectus Bronze Award - David James, Shona Warwick, Emilia Barrero and Hannah D'Mellow

Scotland’s Rural College Creates Award Winning Prospectus

Published: Wednesday, 4th March 2015

Scotland’s Rural College’s (SRUC) Prospectus was recognised as one of the top three within Scotland at the Annual College Development Marketing Awards.

First Ever North East Fife Jobs Fair

First ever North East Fife Jobs Fair Triumphed at SRUC’s Elmwood Campus

Published: Wednesday, 4th March 2015

Up to 100 local jobs were filled at the first ever North East Fife Jobs Fair hosted on 19 February at Scotland’s Rural College’s (SRUC) Elmwood campus with co-organiser Huw Bell.

Harper Adams students visit SRUC hill farms

Harper Adams Students at Kirkton & Auchtertyre

Published: Wednesday, 4th March 2015

Final year Agriculture students from Harper Adams University in England recently learned more about research ongoing at SRUC’s hill farms near Crianlarich.

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.

Technical Notes

SRUC Technical Notes Catalogue Extended and Revised

Published: Wednesday, 4th March 2015

The catalogue of SRUC’s short, practical field guides has been extended and revised with a number of additions to the list available on the SRUC website.

Students in SRUC Elmwood greenhouse

Inspectors Gives Top Marks for Supported Student Accommodation at SRUC Elmwood Campus

Published: Wednesday, 18th February 2015

The supported accommodation at the Elmwood Campus of Scotland’s Rural College achieved top marks following a review of the service by the Care Inspectorate.

Dairy Skills Initiative

Success for Dairy Skills Trainee Andrew

Published: Wednesday, 18th February 2015

Andrew Edgar, one of the pioneers of the Dairy Skills initiative running in Dumfries and Galloway has been offered a post by a local dairy farmer.

Introduction to Land Based Studies students building bridges at Kirkton & Auchtertyre

Education and Research Build Bridges at Kirkton and Auchtertyre

Published: Wednesday, 18th February 2015

Students on the Introduction to Land Based Studies course at the Elmwood campus of Scotland’s Rural College recently spent two days bridge building at SRUC’s hill farms near Crianlarich.

Thomas Muirhead and Kyle Smith in action

Bronze for SRUC Student Curlers

Published: Wednesday, 18th February 2015

Two SRUC student curlers were in the men’s bronze medal winning rink at the 2015 World University Winter Games in Spain and the UK’s only medal winners.

Oatridge Family Fun Day

Beat the Winter Blues and Get Outdoors at Family Fun Day

Published: Wednesday, 11th February 2015

Students from SRUC Oatridge Campus are inviting local families to shake off the winter blues and come along to a free day of fun activities on Sunday 15 February.

Tweed Valley visit

Elmwood Students Take a Trip to the River Tweed

Published: Wednesday, 11th February 2015

HNC Countryside Management students from SRUC’s Elmwood Campus learnt first-hand about natural flood management on a study trip to the River Tweed catchment area in the Borders.

Police demo at Barony Campus

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.

Hazel Smith

SRUC Brushes Opposition Aside at World Student Winter Games

Published: Wednesday, 11th February 2015

Four SRUC students have spent the last six days curling for Great Britain at the 2015 Winter Universiade (World University Winter Games) joining 2,500 competitors from 50 nations in Granada, Spain.

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.

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.

LANTRA winners 2014

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.

Kyle Smith

SRUC Students hope to Slide to Victory at the World University Winter Games

Published: Wednesday, 28th January 2015

Four SRUC students will be Curling for Great Britain at the 2015 Winter Universiade (World University Winter Games) in Granada, Spain next week.

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.

Potato Field rows

Innovation for Facing Potato Industry Challenges

Published: Thursday, 15th January 2015

With Scotland’s potato growers reeling from the fall in demand for fresh potatoes and low prices from over-supply, a conference in Perth will stress the positive messages for an important industry.

Colour spore, knowledge scotland, success stories

SRUC and University of Edinburgh ‘Most Powerful’ in UK Agricultural and Veterinary Research

Published: Thursday, 18th December 2014

Agricultural and veterinary research at SRUC and the University of Edinburgh has been ranked as most powerful in the UK in the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

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.

Engineering students

SRUC Oatridge Offers New Introductory Course in Land Based Engineering – Begins January

Published: Wednesday, 17th December 2014

A new introductory course in Land Based Engineering, beginning in January 2015, is being offered for the first time at the Oatridge campus of Scotland’s Rural College.

Janet Swadling and Briony Dall sign the Student Partnership Agreement

SRUC Launches First Student Partnership Agreement

Published: Wednesday, 17th December 2014

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and its Student Association have signed their first Student Partnership Agreement.

Kay Russell

Industry Recognition for PhD Student Kay Russell

Published: Wednesday, 17th December 2014

A PhD student with Scotland’s Rural College won the recent British Poultry Council Scholarship Award for her work on digestive problems in poultry.

Ayr Riverside Erasmus Tour

SRUC Students at Elmwood and Ayr Riverside Offered Opportunity in Europe

Published: Wednesday, 17th December 2014

Over 60 students from the Elmwood and Ayr Riverside campuses of Scotland’s Rural College will take part in study tours to Sweden and Spain next year, through an EU funded Erasmus Project.

Chickens

Vote of Confidence in Poultry Course at SRUC Ayr from Award Winning Distance Learner

Published: Wednesday, 17th December 2014

An award winning poultry student has given a vote of confidence on what the Ayr Riverside campus of Scotland’s Rural College has to offer.

Barley field

Building Marketable Yields for Scottish Cereal Growers the Focus of HGCA/SRUC Series of Winter Events – Borders, Perth and Aberdeenshire

Published: Wednesday, 17th December 2014

Building yields will be the focus of three events for cereal growers, beginning in the Borders at The Lodge, Carfraemill on Tuesday 13 January.

Derek Daly, Director of Education at the Silver Lakes Academy in South Africa

SRUC Lecturer Maintains Elmwood’s Links with Golf in Africa

Published: Wednesday, 3rd December 2014

Dr Paul Miller, Lecturer in Greenkeeping and Golf Course Management at SRUC's Elmwood campus, has just returned from the first ever African R&A Greenkeeping Workshop held in Nairobi, Kenya.

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.

Basil Lowman at Agriscot

Active at Agriscot

Published: Wednesday, 3rd December 2014

While SRUC students were winning Agriscot Business awards and accepting Winter Wheat Challenge trophies, Scotland’s Rural College was making further contributions to the successful 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.

David Hume at the Scen China Youth Summit

SRUC Raises Profile at Gleneagles Third Scen China Youth Summit

Published: Wednesday, 3rd December 2014

Scotland’s Rural College was a noticeable presence in Gleneagles at the third Scen China Youth Summit.

Winter Wheat Challenge AgriScot

SRUC Barony Students Win Latest Mains of Loirston Winter Wheat Challenge

Published: Wednesday, 19th November 2014

A team of students from the Barony campus of Scotlands Rural College have won the latest Mains of Loirston Winter Wheat Challenge.

Aberdeen Graduates

Winter Graduation Celebrates Successful SRUC Students

Published: Wednesday, 19th November 2014

HNC and HND students from Scotland’s Rural College were celebrating success in their studies at the recent winter graduation ceremony.

Vicki Munro with students

Cupar Hospitality Lecturer Vicki Voted Tops by SRUC Students

Published: Wednesday, 19th November 2014

Cupar-based lecturer Vicky Munro, Leader of the Hospitality Programme at the Elmwood Campus of Scotland’s Rural College, received an Excellence in Teaching Award at SRUC's graduation ceremony.

Oatridge careers event

SRUC Careers Event Attracts Hundreds of Students

Published: Wednesday, 19th November 2014

Scotland’s Rural College hosted a record breaking careers day at their Oatridge Campus in West Lothian recently.

Kathryn Trinder

Secret Garden Unearthed at Riverside Campus

Published: Wednesday, 19th November 2014

One of the best kept secrets at the Riverside Campus is being transformed by a group of horticulture students from Scotland’s Rural College.

RHET at Crichton

Annan Academy Pupils Experience “Moo-vember” at the Dairy Research Centre

Published: Wednesday, 19th November 2014

SRUC’s Crichton Farm in Dumfries welcomed 150 pupils from Annan Academy for a Food and Farming Day organised by the Royal Highland Educational Trust (RHET).

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.

Farming with Dyslexia poster

SAC Consulting Spreads Farming with Dyslexia Message

Published: Wednesday, 19th November 2014

The offices of SAC Consulting, part of Scotland’s Rural College, are playing their part in the national “Farming with Dyslexia” campaign, led by NFU Scotland.

Local School Pupils Help Elmwood Golf Course Staff Plant Hundreds of Trees

Published: Wednesday, 19th November 2014

SRUC Elmwood Golf Course was helped once again by local primary schools and the Woodland Trust at their community planting event.

Thomas Muirhead Curling

SRUC Student Curlers to Compete in World University Games

Published: Wednesday, 19th November 2014

Four SRUC students are among ten picked to compete in the World University Games. Thomas Muirhead and Kyle Smith are joined by Laura Ritchie and Hazel Smith.

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.

Graduation Day and Professional Promises for Barony Vet Nurses

Published: Tuesday, 11th November 2014

It was celebratory smiles for seventeen newly graduated Veterinary Nurses from the Barony Campus of Scotland’s Rural College.

SRUC's 25th Annual Horticulture Lecture Tackles Plant Grafting

Published: Monday, 10th November 2014

Horticulture Lecturer Peter MacDonald will offer a glimpse into the diverse world of plant grafting at the College’s 25th Annual Public Horticulture Lecture at the Riverside Campus on 2 December.

Student from SRUC Elmwood Campus Invited Speaker at Gleneagles

Published: Thursday, 6th November 2014

A Chinese student studying at the Elmwood campus of Scotland’s Rural College has been invited to speak at Gleneagles during an event attended by Cabinet Secretary for Education and Life Long Learning.

Calling on Traditional Golfers - SRUC Hickory (shafted) Challenge - Kingarrock Golf Club

Published: Thursday, 6th November 2014

Students from Scotland’s Rural College are holding the second ever SRUC Hickory Golf Challenge at Kingarrock Golf Course, by Craigrothie, Cupar, on 18 November, tee off 1.00pm.

Hens eating drinking

New Monogastric Science Research Centre Launched in Scotland

Published: Wednesday, 29th October 2014

Scotland’s Rural College has launched a new Monogastric Science Research Centre, a focus for the College’s work on pigs and poultry, in particular bringing together vital research on nutrition.

Oatridge Annual Awards Ceremony 2014

SRUC Students Celebrate Success at Annual Awards Ceremony

Published: Wednesday, 29th October 2014

The recent Annual Awards Ceremony at SRUC Oatridge Campus saw staff, students and their families come together to celebrate the year’s successes.

PASS lab

New Centre for Surveillance and Identification of Emerging Diseases in Europe

Published: Wednesday, 29th October 2014

As a member of the Easter Bush Research Consortium, SRUC is collaborating with animal health company Zoetis in a new European centre to identify emerging diseases in livestock and companion animals.

Teenager with chickens

Calling all Teenagers: Science needs YOU!

Published: Wednesday, 29th October 2014

Researchers in Edinburgh have been awarded £479,000 by the UK Government’s Rural Affairs Department (Defra) to study teenagers’ attitudes and behaviour towards animals.

Oatridge Dig for Victory garden - Houses of Parliament

Oatridge “Dig for Victory” Garden Recognised in Westminster

Published: Wednesday, 29th October 2014

A group representing the Dig for Victory garden at SRUC Oatridge campus returned from the Houses of Parliament where they celebrated the Heritage Lottery Fund's First World War Centenary project.

Seafood in Colleges event

Seafood is Served at SRUC Elmwood Event

Published: Tuesday, 28th October 2014

SRUC Elmwood recently hosted the first pilot “Seafood in Colleges” event after being awarded the opportunity by the joint project team at Seafood Scotland and College Development Network.

Highland farming

Upcoming Public Lectures Focus on Wildlife Biodiversity and Sustainable Farming

Published: Tuesday, 21st October 2014

Balancing biodiversity and climate change with the need to feed our growing population is a key focus of much of the research at Scotland’s Rural College.

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.

Lord Jamie Lindsay, Professor Ian Boyd and Janet Swadling

SRUC Enjoying “the Most Exciting Period in its History”

Published: Wednesday, 15th October 2014

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is enjoying one of the most exciting periods in its 100 year history, Chairman Lord Jamie Lindsay has said.

Activity Tourism event - Oatridge Campus and the Loch Lomond and Trossachs Skills Partnership

SRUC and the Skills Partnership Join Forces to bring Activity Tourism to Loch Lomond

Published: Wednesday, 15th October 2014

SRUC Oatridge Campus lecturers, the Loch Lomond and Trossachs Skills Partnership, school pupils and local businesses met recently to explore the opportunities for young people in activity tourism.

Student Gamekeepers

SAFE Shooting Awards for Gamekeeping Students at SRUC Elmwood

Published: Wednesday, 15th October 2014

Student gamekeepers at SRUC’s Elmwood Campus received their Safe Shot Awards following specialist coaching and assessment from the British Association of Shooting and Conservation (BASC).

Crop interesting sky

SRUC Part of New Sustainable Intensification Research Programme

Published: Wednesday, 15th October 2014

Scotland’s Rural College is one of 22 research organisations contributing to Defra’s new £4.2m series of projects investigating ways to increase production through sustainable intensification.

Tom Andrews China visit

A Busy but Rewarding Trip to Mongolia for Tom

Published: Wednesday, 15th October 2014

Tom Andrews, of the Agriculture & Business Management Department, Riverside Campus, Ayr, is the latest SRUC staff member to travel to the People's Republic of China.

Vicki Munro and Lorna Logan in Michigan

SRUC Elmwood Forges links with Michigan, USA

Published: Wednesday, 15th October 2014

Vicki Munro, SRUC Hospitality Programme Leader at Elmwood Campus, and HNC Professional Cookery student Lorna Logan returned from Grand Rapids Community College, Michigan after establishing new links.

Abernethy burning

Habitat Management and Elmwood Student Success at Abernethy

Published: Wednesday, 15th October 2014

A long standing partnership between students from the Elmwood Campus of Scotland’s Rural College and staff at RSPB’s Abernethy Forest on Speyside has proved its worth to both parties.

Talking Science Inverary

Go West! Talking Science Visits Best of the West Festival

Published: Wednesday, 15th October 2014

Inverary, Argyll, was the latest stop for SRUC’s Talking Science project, which aims to get people thinking about how our landscape could change over the next 50 years.

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.

Kevin Laidlaw at the Ryder Cup

Elmwood Student Enjoys Opportunity to Work at Ryder Cup

Published: Wednesday, 1st October 2014

SRUC student Kevin Laidlaw, studying HNC Golf Course Management at the Elmwood Campus in Fife, has said he has the College to thank for his recent experience working at the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

Dyslexia, working group, Jo Aitken, NFUS

SRUC Part of Farming with Dyslexia Working Group

Published: Thursday, 18th September 2014

Jo Aitken from the Elmwood Campus of Scotland’s Rural College, is representing SRUC on the new Farming with Dyslexia Working Group, led by NFU Scotland and chaired by Union Vice President Rob Livesey.

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.

Allotment Open Day

Field of Dreams for Allotment Open Day at SRUC Oatridge

Published: Thursday, 18th September 2014

There was a great turn out for the Allotment Open Day held at SRUC Oatridge Campus recently.

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.

Car Exhaust

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.

open day, oatridge, farriery, equine studies

Prospective Students Come From Far and Wide to SRUC Open Days

Published: Wednesday, 10th September 2014

Recent open days held across the country at SRUC campuses have seen over 150 students keen to take up careers in the land-based industries.

students in the SRUC Ayr Campus

SRUC Student Employability Recognised Again Following Independent Review

Published: Tuesday, 26th August 2014

SRUC has a comprehensive approach to developing the employability of its Higher Education students, an independent review has concluded.

Summer placement students for SRUC students with SAC Consulting

SRUC Students and SAC Consultants Gain from Summer Placement Programme

Published: Tuesday, 26th August 2014

Third year students from Scotland’s Rural College have found summer placements in the College’s SAC Consulting Division incredibly helpful to both their studies and their future career prospects.

Skills for Chefs Elmwood 2014

Elmwood Catering Students’ Success in Sheffield

Published: Tuesday, 26th August 2014

Three Professional Cookery students from the Elmwood Campus of Scotland’s Rural College returned from this years Skills for Chefs conference in Sheffield with an award and high praise.

Rural Connect Wonderful Wild Wednesday Project.

Wonderful Wild Wednesdays Reach the End of the Road

Published: Tuesday, 26th August 2014

West Lothian parents and children went wild over the summer attending Rural Connect’s Wonderful Wild Wednesday Roadshows during the school holidays.

Barony student group

Student Satisfaction High at SRUC - Progress on National Student Survey

Published: Wednesday, 13th August 2014

Students at Scotland’s Rural College have expressed satisfaction with their experience of SRUC in the 2014 National Student Survey.

barony students tractor engineering

Busy Time at SRUC following Scottish Higher Results

Published: Wednesday, 13th August 2014

While many people are taking time off to enjoy their summer holidays, there has been no time to relax at Scotland’s Rural College.

Turriff Show, Talking Science

A Summer Talking Science

Published: Wednesday, 13th August 2014

Research and education staff at Scotland’s Rural College have been kept busy over the summer with public engagement activities as part of a Government-funded Talking Science grant.

Ryder Cup visits Elmwood

Ryder Cup Visit Inspires Young Fife Golfers

Published: Wednesday, 13th August 2014

More than 100 young golfers were inspired to reach for the stars when they got a close look at the Ryder Cup at SRUC’s Elmwood Golf Course.

Dave Ross (right) speaks to Bill Gates (centre)

SRUC and the University of Edinburgh Demonstrate Promising Livestock Genetics

Published: Tuesday, 29th July 2014

SRUC and the University of Edinburgh showcased their research and development work on livestock breeding and genetics during a learning visit from Bill Gates, of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dairy cattle in shed

Dairy Skills Initiative Launched in Dumfries & Galloway

Published: Tuesday, 29th July 2014

An innovative project has been launched in Dumfries & Galloway to help young people into work while addressing skills shortages within the local dairy sector.

ECONEWfarmers

SRUC Staff Member Joins ECONEWfarmers E-Learning Project

Published: Tuesday, 29th July 2014

SRUC Education’s Collette Coll is involved in a new project to educate students across the European Union about organic farming using e-Learning.

Graduation 2014

SRUC Graduation Ceremony 2014

Published: Tuesday, 15th July 2014

More than 160 graduands attended the Scotland’s Rural College graduation ceremony on 11 July 2014 at Bute Hall, University of Glasgow.

Nigel Miller Graduation 2014

SRUC Honorary Fellowship Awarded to Nigel Miller, President NFUS

Published: Tuesday, 15th July 2014

Nigel Miller, President of NFU Scotland, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of Scotland’s Rural College.

Lutz Bunger Graduation 2014

SRUC Growth Genetics Expert Dr Lutz Bunger Becomes a Professor

Published: Tuesday, 15th July 2014

Dr Lutz Bunger, was conferred as Professor of Growth Genetics at SRUC’s Graduation ceremony in Bute Hall, University of Glasgow on 11 July 2014.

Simon Turner Graducation 2014

Recognition for SRUC Expert on Animal Behaviour and Aggressiveness – A Readership for Dr Simon Turner

Published: Tuesday, 15th July 2014

Dr Simon Turner, an internationally recognised expert on aggressiveness in farm animals was awarded a Readership by Scotland’s Rural College.

Gavin Hill Graduation 2014

Gavin Hill Receives SRUC Award for Contributions to Scotland’s Beef and Sheep Industries

Published: Tuesday, 15th July 2014

Gavin Hill, Assistant Regional Manager for SAC Consulting, is the latest recipient of the RC Stewart Prize.

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.

Rachel Mackellar - Rural Business Management student

Rural Business Management – New Courses Respond to Growing Demand at SRUC

Published: Tuesday, 15th July 2014

Trainee Agricultural Consultant Rachel MacKellar from Elgin is about to take advantage of two new courses established by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).

Jill MacKay

Animal Welfare Course Offers Studied Approach to Heated Debate

Published: Tuesday, 15th July 2014

A free online course that offers people the chance to learn more about the ethics and science of animal welfare began on Monday 14 July.

West Lothian Wild Day Out

SRUC and Rural Connect Create a Buzz at the Wild Day Out

Published: Tuesday, 15th July 2014

SRUC staff and the Rural Connect project, a two year LEADER and Lottery Heritage funded project operating from Oatridge Campus, took part in the recent West Lothian Wild Day Out in Livingston.

Liberton High School

Liberton High School receives 1500 Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers from SRUC

Published: Tuesday, 15th July 2014

Scotland’s Rural College in Edinburgh is donating their largest ever haul of Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers to Liberton High School.

Students and Lecturer

Employability of Scotland’s Rural College Students Highlighted Following External Review

Published: Wednesday, 9th July 2014

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has been commended for the employability of its students in a glowing external report on its Further Education provision.

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.

RHS 2014

SRUC Interactive at the Highland Show

Published: Wednesday, 25th June 2014

Interactivity, high tech farming, Trolley the Sheep and chocolate all played their part in a busy and successful Royal Highland Show for Scotland’s Rural College.

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.

Barony Awards 2014

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.

Crown Estate School Trophy

SRUC Bat Boxes help Award Winning Ayrshire Primary School

Published: Wednesday, 25th June 2014

Bat boxes built with the help of Students from SRUC's Ayr Campus contributed to Dreghorn primary school’s “Scotland’s Finest Woods Award” presented on the Crown Estate's stand at the Highland Show.

Royal Lytham & St Anne’s Championship Links Group

Elmwood Winners Race to Lytham!

Published: Wednesday, 25th June 2014

Following a successful SRUC Trust Fund bid, 16 student golfers from SRUC's Elmwood Campus had the unique opportunity to visit and play at Royal Lytham & St Anne’s Championship Links.

US Visitors

American High School Students Tour Includes Fife and SRUC Elmwood Campus

Published: Wednesday, 25th June 2014

The Elmwood Campus of Scotland’s Rural College is one of the key stops for parties of high school students from America during June and July.

RHS Pavillion entrance

SRUC Showcases Smart Farming at the Highland Show

Published: Wednesday, 18th June 2014

The displays have been printed, the staff rota is complete, and the pavilion stands ready, awaiting the thousands of visitors who will pour through the doors over the next few days.

Chocolate cherry truffle

New Chocolate Trail to be Launched at this year’s Highland Show

Published: Wednesday, 18th June 2014

Cabinet Secretary for Food Richard Lochhead will launch Scotland’s Chocolate Trail at the Royal Highland Show on Friday.

Abbie and Darren with Chef Jean Christophe Novelli

Elmwood Students Success with Seafood

Published: Wednesday, 18th June 2014

Students Abbie Clunie and Darren Spence from the Elmwood Campus of Scotland’s Rural College came second in the UK Seafood Young Chef of the year award 2014.

Gamekeeping girls

SRUC Elmwood Gamekeeping Students in New Charity Calendar – Gamekeeper Girls

Published: Wednesday, 18th June 2014

Two gamekeeping students from Scotland’s Rural College are among the ladies chosen to feature in a charity calendar in aid of the Gamekeepers Welfare Trust.

Molly Rosett in Malawi

Molly Speaks to Locals About Forests in Malawi

Published: Wednesday, 18th June 2014

MSc student Molly Rosett recently traveled to southern Malawi to collect data for her dissertation on the impacts of deforestation and forest degradation in the area on food security.

Helen Jamieson

Elmwood Prizewinners Prove Education Adds Value

Published: Wednesday, 18th June 2014

The example set by two prizewinning students from the Elmwood campus of Scotland’s Rural College proves the life changing value of education and the benefits of finding the right course.

Student Group in Mallaig on way to Rum

Oatridge Students in Rum Deal

Published: Wednesday, 18th June 2014

Students from the Oatridge Campus of Scotland’s Rural College recently spent five days on the Isle of Rum during their annual study tour.

Student golfers caddying at Gleneagles

Student Caddies’ Top Flight Experience

Published: Wednesday, 18th June 2014

Golf students studying at the Elmwood campus of Scotland’s Rural College recently acted as caddies for a prestigious tournament held at Gleneagles.

Jemma Black and Magali Tuke Rural Connect Farming Education Pack

Down on the Farm – a Different Approach to Learning!

Published: Wednesday, 18th June 2014

A West Lothian project has joined forces with Broxburn Primary School to produce a new Farming in West Lothian education pack.

Gardening Scotland 2014 - Woodsman's Hut

SRUC Students Grasp Gold and Silver at Gardening Scotland!

Published: Wednesday, 4th June 2014

SRUC garden design students excelled themselves at this year’s Gardening Scotland winning a Gold, a Silver Gilt, and two Silver medals.

Elmwood Campus receiving CIS Excellence in Hospitality Award

Elmwood Team Wins Excellence in Hospitality Education Award

Published: Wednesday, 4th June 2014

The Hospitality education provided by the Elmwood Campus of Scotland’s Rural College was ranked first in the recent Catering in Scotland Excellence Awards.

Chinese delegation - Signing MOU

SRUC Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese University

Published: Wednesday, 4th June 2014

Scotland’s Rural College has formalised a bond with Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University following the recent signing in Edinburgh of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

Sokratis Ptochos

“Highly Commended” for PhD Student Sokratis

Published: Wednesday, 4th June 2014

A presentation, made to the recent British Society of Animal Science conference in Nottingham, by second year PhD student Sokratis Ptochos of SRUC Disease Systems, won him a certificate and prize.

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.

Grass Tech - Phil Wrigglesworth leads nitrate testing session

Aberdeen Campus Joins the SRUC GrassTech Team

Published: Thursday, 29th May 2014

A number of staff from Scotland’s Rural College were on duty at the successful Grass Tech Event held near Elgin by the Royal Northern Agricultural Society.

Gardening Scotland - Donald Ferguson Craig Morrison

High Hopes for Four Fantastic Student Gardens

Published: Thursday, 29th May 2014

A woodsman's hut, a space age dome, childhood adventures and Scottish clans; these concepts may seem unrelated but they have one thing in common.

Cross drain conservation

Elmwood Pathbuilders Return from Kinlochbervie Expedition

Published: Thursday, 29th May 2014

Students at the Elmwood Campus of Scotland’s Rural College have recently returned from a hard week of practical work at Sandwood Bay, near Kinlochbervie in Sutherland.

woodsmans hut gardening scotland

Student Gardeners Highlight the Importance of Tree Health

Published: Thursday, 15th May 2014

A magical ‘Woodsman’s Hut Garden’ which will be unveiled at Gardening Scotland aims to remind people what a wonderful resource our forests are and how important it is that we keep them healthy.

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.

British colleges golf Final

Elmwood Golf Team Makes Top Three

Published: Wednesday, 14th May 2014

Golf students at the Elmwood Campus of Scotland’s Rural College achieved their best ever finish at this year’s British Colleges National Finals.

Hens eating drinking

SRUC Ayr Offers One Day Course for Potential Poultry Keepers

Published: Tuesday, 6th May 2014

With home poultry keeping increasingly popular amongst both country and town dwellers Scotland’s Rural College is organising a one day course near Ayr for those who would like to know more.

Tractor grass cutting

SRUC Fields Strong Team at GrassTech

Published: Tuesday, 6th May 2014

SRUC researchers and lecturers will join colleagues from SAC Consulting at GrassTech, the specialist grassland event held near Elgin by the Royal Northern Agricultural Society, on Tuesday 27 May.

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!

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.

Elmwood hospitality

Elmwood Hospitality on the Excellence Shortlist

Published: Wednesday, 30th April 2014

The Hospitality Department at the Elmwood Campus of Scotland’s Rural College has been shortlisted for the Catering in Scotland (CIS) Excellence in Hospitality Education Award.

Food Security MSc students at UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)

Paris and Rome on the Grand Food Security Study Tour

Published: Wednesday, 30th April 2014

Dr Fiona Borthwick and 10 MSc Food Security students from Scotland’s Rural College/University of Edinburgh have recently returned from a ten day study tour taking in Paris and Rome.

Dancing Cows - Oatridge Farm Open Day

Bigger, Better, Beefier Farm Open Day - SRUC Oatridge Campus Welcomes Visitors

Published: Wednesday, 16th April 2014

The Oatridge Campus of Scotland’s Rural College, in collaboration with Rural Connect are throwing open the gates again for the 2014 Farm Open Day!

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.

Elmwood cookery

Elmwood Chefs’ Skills take them to National Final

Published: Wednesday, 16th April 2014

Three Professional Cookery students from the Elmwood campus of Scotland’s Rural College have won through to the final of The 2014 Young Restaurant Team of the Year.

Riverside community garden - Melanie Hall (SAUWS)

Riverside Community Garden Takes Root at Ayr Campus

Published: Wednesday, 16th April 2014

Designs by two Garden Design students at Scotland's Rural College Ayr campus form the basis of a new Riverside Community Garden which aims to encourage staff to get active in helping the environment.

Ann Burns - Oatridge Lantra day

Getting the Message across about the Land-based Sector

Published: Wednesday, 16th April 2014

SRUC and Lantra recently ran a very successful careers seminar at the Oatridge Campus of Scotland’s Rural College.

Dairy Student of the Year 2014 - Andrew Taylor

Scotland’s Rural College Student from Ayrshire Takes National “Dairy Student of the Year” Title – RABDF/De Lacy Executive Award

Published: Wednesday, 2nd April 2014

Andrew Taylor, a second year student studying BSc (Hons) Agriculture at Scotland’s Rural College in Ayr has won the prestigious Dairy Student of the Year competition.

SRUC NSPCC garden designers

Delight as NSPCC and Scotland’s Rural College win Artisan Garden Design Award

Published: Wednesday, 2nd April 2014

NSPCC Scotland and students from SRUC’s Ayr campus are celebrating after their entry to this year’s Gardening Scotland event won an Artisan Garden Design award for its ‘stylish and desirable’ design.

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.

SCONUL Design Award - Riverside Campus Library

Ayr Campus Library Unveils design Award

Published: Wednesday, 2nd April 2014

Staff from SRUC Ayr Riverside campus joined colleagues from University of the West of Scotland (UWS) at the unveiling of the prestigious SCONUL Design Award, won for their Campus Library.

Newt Survey

Night time Newt Hunt at Elmwood

Published: Wednesday, 2nd April 2014

With spring underway and frog spawn beginning to appear a course on the identification and handling of frogs, toads and especially newts was organised recently on SRUC’s Elmwood Golf Course.

WW1 garden at Oatridge

SRUC Receives Funding to Create a WW1 Style Allotment

Published: Tuesday, 25th March 2014

Scotland’s Rural College has received £10,000 funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to design and build a First World War inspired allotment on their Oatridge Campus in West Lothian.

Post Grad Conference 2014

SRUC Postgraduate Research Continues to Break New Ground

Published: Tuesday, 25th March 2014

At this year's postgraduate conference third year researchers Jessica Hopkins and Nicola Winning won the chance to represent SRUC at an inter research institute competition.

Tree planting at Holmes Park, Broxburn

Tree Planting Project Takes Root

Published: Tuesday, 25th March 2014

Pupils at Our Lady’s Primary School in Stoneyburn put down some new roots recently assisted by horticulture students from the Oatridge Campus of Scotland's Rural College.

Cameron Tasker Horticultural Prize

SRUC Student Stands Among Gardening Greats!

Published: Friday, 21st March 2014

A horticulture student from Scotland’s Rural College has won a prestigious horticultural prize.

Animals in Art Winners

High Schools Students Ace Animal Art Competition!

Published: Friday, 21st March 2014

Local students who wowed art competition judges received their prizes at an Awards Ceremony held at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) last night.

Nikki Sutcliffe

Ayrshire Student to Compete for Scotland in Celtic Nations

Published: Friday, 21st March 2014

A student from Scotland’s Rural College has been selected to play for Scotland in the prestigious Scottish Universities’ Celtic Nations tournament.

Lachlan Rae Young Horticulturalist of the Year 2014

Edinburgh Student Wins Young Scottish Horticulturalist of the Year

Published: Friday, 21st March 2014

Lachlan Rae, a horticulture student at Scotland’s Rural College, has won the Scottish final of the Institute of Horticulture’s Young Horticulturalist of the Year.

Elmwood Golf Course tree planting

Elmwood Golf Course Tree Planting a Community Effort

Published: Friday, 21st March 2014

Staff and students from the Elmwood Campus in Cupar spent a busy afternoon alongside pupils from the local Castlehill Primary School recently, as they planted trees on Elmwood Golf Course.

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.

LANTRA winners 2014

SRUC Students take the Treble at the LANTRA Awards!

Published: Wednesday, 12th March 2014

Three students from Scotland’s Rural College took home top prizes at the LANTRA award ceremony held at the Dunblane Hydro.

Kyle Smith

A Second Silver for SRUC Students!

Published: Wednesday, 12th March 2014

Scotland’s Rural College students recently bagged a silver medal at the World Junior Curling Championships in Switzerland.

Golfers

Get out and Golfing with SRUC Elmwood!

Published: Wednesday, 12th March 2014

SRUC’s Elmwood Golf Course is opening its doors on Saturday 22 March, encouraging everyone to Come and Try!

Siena College visitors

The Special Relationship and SRUC

Published: Wednesday, 12th March 2014

Recently a group of 14 staff and students from Siena College in New York visited Scotland's Rural College.

Defib Saves Lives

SRUC's Elmwood Golf Course Joins Nationwide Campaign to Help Save Lives

Published: Wednesday, 12th March 2014

Cupar's Elmwood Golf Course, which is run by Scotland's Rural College, is now part of nationwide campaign to help save lives by having a defibrillator on the premises.

Seafield Primary School bees

West Lothian Pupils Challenged to Bee Supportive

Published: Wednesday, 12th March 2014

A local community group have launched an exciting new competition which challenges West Lothian schools to learn all about the world of bees.

Badminton ladies doubles - Chelsea Irvine, Elissa Nicholson

Badminton Brilliance from SRUC Students!

Published: Wednesday, 12th March 2014

Two students from Scotland's Rural College, studying at the Elmwood Campus, have qualified for the Scottish Student Sport badminton ladies’ doubles Cup Final.

Richard Lochhead, New Entrants, douglas bell

Importance of Support for New Entrants Emphasized at Farmer Gathering

Published: Wednesday, 5th March 2014

Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead was one of many who emphasized the need to support new farmers at a recent New Entrants to Farming Gathering held at Murrayfield.

Ornamental garden

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.

Ohio Greenkeeping Elmwood

American Golf Internships for Elmwood Students

Published: Wednesday, 5th March 2014

Greenkeeping students at the Elmwood Campus of Scotland’s Rural College recently had the opportunity to learn about long-term placements working on some of America’s finest golf courses.

Professorials

New SRUC Professors Highlight Importance of Genomics and Soil

Published: Wednesday, 26th February 2014

Four of SRUC's newest professors spoke about their career pathway and research highlights at their recent inaugural lectures.

Elmwood grass

Commercial Links Enhance Elmwood Greenkeeping Courses

Published: Wednesday, 26th February 2014

Greenkeeping students at our Elmwood Campus are taking part in a grass seed trial in conjunction with Rigby Taylor, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of greenkeeping products.

Wind and Snow Welcomes Oatridge Students to Hill Farming

Published: Wednesday, 26th February 2014

Even blizzards failed to dampen the spirits of students from the Oatridge Campus of Scotland’s Rural College as they saw hill farming at first hand during a recent visit to Strathtay, Aberfeldy.

hungarian visitiors

Hungarian PhD’s Chose SRUC Crops and Soils

Published: Wednesday, 26th February 2014

A party of 6 PhD students from the Balassi Institute in Budapest recently spent 2 days with the Crops and Soils research group from Scotland’s Rural College.

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.

Chef Leon wins praise Elmwood

Leon Wins Praise at Rotary Young Chef Competition

Published: Wednesday, 5th February 2014

Seventeen year old student Leon Abolghassem, studying for a Level 1 Diploma Introduction to Professional Cookery at the Elmwood Campus of Scotland’s Rural College, has been praised for his work in a recent cookery contest.

Cows at Dumfries

How Science in Farming is Feeding the World: Public Lectures in Edinburgh

Published: Wednesday, 22nd January 2014

Two experts from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) are to deliver public lectures in Edinburgh on the crucial science of breeding healthy and productive livestock.

Get out of Town for a Family Fun Day!

Published: Tuesday, 21st January 2014

SRUC’s Oatridge Campus is hosting a family fun day, run by our very own HNC Countryside Management Students.

Four Oatridge Students in Line for Top Training Award – Success for New Entrants to Scotland’s Land-based Industries

Published: Monday, 20th January 2014

Four young men from Doune, Uddingston, Uphall and Glenrothes are through to the final of a prestigious competition for those studying for a career in agriculture and other land-based subjects.

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.

GB Curlers Muirhead Smith Waddell

Congratulations to Student Curlers – Silver at 2013 World University Winter Games

Published: Wednesday, 15th January 2014

A Great Britain’s Men’s Curling team, including three students from Scotland’s Rural College, won silver at the 2013 World University Winter Games, at Trentino in Italy in December.

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.

One Year on and Growing Strong

Published: Friday, 13th December 2013

West Lothian-based project Rural Connect is celebrating the end of a very successful first year having connected with 2,500 people in the area.

Dechmont Primary School make wreaths

Pupils Discover the Wonders of Willow

Published: Thursday, 12th December 2013

Dechmont Primary School pupils have been showing off their beautiful willow wreaths, perfect for the Christmas season, after learning about willow weaving with local project Rural Connect.

College Development Network Awards - Barony Winner

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.

Mongolia visit 2013

SRUC Staff Positive About Teaching Students in Inner Mongolia

Published: Wednesday, 11th December 2013

Two members of the Education Division of Scotland’s Rural College have been detailing their recent experiences in the Peoples Republic of China.

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.

Elmwood Hospitality - St Andrews Xmas lights switch on

SRUC Staff Light Up St Andrews

Published: Wednesday, 11th December 2013

Hospitality staff and students at Scotland’s Rural College recently ran two very successful stalls at the St Andrew’s Christmas Lights Switch On.

Studying

£10,000 of SRUC “Going Further” Bursaries Support Students’ Progress

Published: Thursday, 28th November 2013

Students from Dumfries, Perth and Lower Largo in Fife are among a group receiving bursaries totalling £10,000, awarded by Scotland’s Rural College.

Joseph Williams - 2013 AgriScot Business Skills Winner

SRUC Student’s Business Skills Shone Through at Agriscot

Published: Thursday, 28th November 2013

Joseph Williams, a student at SRUC’s Ayr Campus, won the recent AgriScot Business Skills competition, impressing the judges with his critical appraisal of a new agriculture product.

Prince's Trust - certificate day

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.

Oliver Knox - RHET week

SRUC Scientists part of the first RHET Week

Published: Thursday, 28th November 2013

As part of the first RHET week Scotland’s Rural College researchers in the east and west of Scotland have been teaching local kids about farming, and the science surrounding agriculture.

Torness visit

SRUC Oatridge Students Energised at Torness

Published: Thursday, 28th November 2013

Students studying for a National Certficate in Land-based Engineering at SRUC’s Oatridge Campus saw how a nuclear power station operates when they visited EDF Energy’s Torness site in East Lothian.

Rural Business Management launch with RICS

News SRUC Course Receives Cabinet Secretary’s Approval

Published: Thursday, 21st November 2013

The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Michael Russell MSP, visited the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in Edinburgh to launch SRUC’s new degree course.

Winter Wheat Challenge winners with John Rhind

Aberdeen-Based SRUC Students Win First Winter Wheat Challenge

Published: Thursday, 21st November 2013

The first Mains of Loirston Winter Wheat Challenge has been won by a team of four, first year BSc Agri students, from the Aberdeen campus of Scotland’s Rural College.

Children in Need 2013

SRUC as One(sies) About Children in Need

Published: Thursday, 21st November 2013

Staff and students have fun for Children in Need.

Jim McColl at Gardening Leave launch

Gardening Leave Opens Phase 2 at Auchincruive

Published: Thursday, 21st November 2013

Beechgrove gardener Jim McColl, once a student and staff member, returned to Auchincruive recently to help Gardening Leave launch their “Stovehouse Phase 2” facility.

Chickens

Poultry Student Steven up for Trainee of the Year Award

Published: Thursday, 21st November 2013

SRUC student Steven McMorrine is one of three chosen finalists for the Zoetis and British poultry Council Trainee of the Year Award.

Prof Hugh Pennington

Professor Pennington visits SRUC Aberdeen

Published: Thursday, 21st November 2013

Well known bacteriologist Professor Hugh Pennington recently visited our Craibstone campus to talk to students about some of the potential challenges at the producer end of the food chain.

Oatridge Careers event

Career Advisers Learn About Rural Sector Job Opportunities

Published: Wednesday, 13th November 2013

A recent gathering of more than 30 teachers and Skills Development Scotland career advisors at our Oatridge Campus heard about the numerous possibilities offered to students across SRUC.

Ayr Maddie Woods Survey

Sustainable Building – An Innovative Challenge for Ayr Students

Published: Wednesday, 13th November 2013

Second year Sustainable Building Technology students at the Ayr Campus of Scotland’s Rural College recently received their brief for an innovative course competition.

SRUC Hickory Golf Challenge

Inaugural Elmwood Hickory Golf Challenge

Published: Wednesday, 13th November 2013

The first SRUC Hickory Golf Challenge took place at Kingarrock Golf Course recently, organised by HND Golf Course Management students at the Elmwood Campus of Scotland’s Rural College.

Studying in Riverside Campus Library

Leading Design Award for Ayr Riverside Library

Published: Wednesday, 6th November 2013

The library students and staff at the Ayr Campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) share with the University of the West of Scotland has won a prestigious design award.

Curling

SRUC Student Curlers on the Winning Students List

Published: Wednesday, 6th November 2013

Four students at Scotland’s Rural College are amongst 165 “promising athletes” to receive funding support and academic flexibility through national sports scholarships Winning Students.

Chinese Autumn Moon Festival

Chinese Students at Elmwood Celebrate the Moon Festival

Published: Wednesday, 6th November 2013

One of the most important festivals in Chinese culture is the annual Mid-Autumn or Moon Festival.

Heather Stuart

Oatridge Campus Award List Reflects Diversity of New Entrants to Agriculture

Published: Wednesday, 23rd October 2013

A 20 year old student from the remote and beautiful Sutherland Flow Country, a retired rugby star and an aspiring new entrant were all amongst the award winners at the recent SRUC graduation ceremony.

April Ketting

Sustainable Environmental Management Student April gets to Parliament Final

Published: Wednesday, 23rd October 2013

April Ketting has continued a long tradition of successful association between SRUC Aberdeen and the Bright Green Partnership.

Slovenian visitors

Slovenian Delegation Seek Scottish Experience on Renewables

Published: Wednesday, 23rd October 2013

SRUC played host to a visiting delegation from Slovenia keen to know more about Scottish activity with renewable energy.

Gamekeepers

Japanese Interest in Elmwood Gamekeeping

Published: Wednesday, 23rd October 2013

A Japanese journalist visited the Elmwood Campus of Scotland's Rural College to find out more about the gamekeeping course run there.

HENGE workshop

Launch of EU-wide Online Rural Business Course - SRUC Oatridge Campus Contributes

Published: Tuesday, 15th October 2013

New online rural business training materials, partly designed by staff from SRUC Oatridge Campus, have been launched across the EU.

Elmwood Graduation 2013

SRUC Elmwood’s Star Students Graduate!

Published: Tuesday, 15th October 2013

SRUC Elmwood students were rewarded for their hard work and dedication at their graduation ceremony on Friday.

Smallholders Festival

SRUC Stand Busy at Lanark Smallholders Festival

Published: Tuesday, 15th October 2013

Staff from SRUC and SAC Consulting had a busy day at the Smallholders Festival, held this year in Lanark Auction mart.

Golf scholarship

Greenkeeping Students Learn About Scholarship Offer

Published: Tuesday, 15th October 2013

Golf Course Management and Geenkeeping students at Elmwood recently heard about a Scholarship offered to deserving candidates by the R&A.

Animals in Art

Student Art Competition to Raise Awareness of Good Animal Care

Published: Tuesday, 15th October 2013

Scotland’s Rural College has launched an Animals in Art Competition for high school students in Edinburgh, the Lothians and the Scottish Borders.

Dr Tom McEvoy with award

Tom McEvoy Awarded for Contribution to Pioneering Science

Published: Wednesday, 2nd October 2013

Dr Tom McEvoy, an Animal Science Lecturer at Scotland’s Rural College has just returned from Istanbul where he was presented with the European Embryo Transfer Association’s Pioneer Award.

HNC Distance Learning Poultry students

Latest Group of SRUC Poultry Students Learn about Success

Published: Wednesday, 2nd October 2013

The latest group of students joining the SRUC Distance Learning HNC course in Poultry Production have an outstanding role model to follow.

Tim Finney with Postgraduate Diploma Organic Farming students

Distance Learning Students Hear the Browning Version of Organics

Published: Wednesday, 2nd October 2013

SRUC students enrolled on the Postgraduate Diploma in Organic Farming recently had the chance to hear at first hand about one of the most successful organic farming operations in the UK.

College Development Network logo

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.

Challenge Cup Team

Elmwood Hosts Scottish Championships

Published: Wednesday, 25th September 2013

For the tenth year running disabled golfers and coaches from the Scottish Disability Golf Partnership (SDGP) came along to SRUC’s Elmwood Golf Club to play in an annual team Challenge Cup match.

Barony graduation 13

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.

Winter Wheat Challenge March 2013

Entries Invited for the Next Winter Wheat Challenge

Published: Wednesday, 11th September 2013

Organisers from Scotland's Rural College are now seeking entries for next season's Winter Wheat Challenge.

Tourism meeting at Elmwood campus

First Meeting of New SRUC Tourism Department

Published: Wednesday, 11th September 2013

The Elmwood Campus Golf Course recently hosted the inaugural meeting of the Sports and Tourism Department of Scotland’s Rural College.

Student Stephen Porch, measuring and condition scoring a Juniper bush

SRUC Students Get Juniper Restoration Project Underway

Published: Wednesday, 14th August 2013

Students and staff from our Ayr campus have begun work on the Juniper restoration project they are undertaking in partnership with the Scottish Wildlife Trust and distillers William Grant and Sons.

Garden Designer's Grotto, Gardening Scotland

Award Winning Gardener Barry Wins Again

Published: Wednesday, 14th August 2013

Ayr student Barry Small whose Show Garden won a Silver Gilt at Gardening Scotland returned to the Flower Show that first got him into gardening and won a Gold!

Bee Serious at Ayr Flower Show

SRUC Staff and Students Could Not Bee More Serious About Science

Published: Wednesday, 14th August 2013

SRUC and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh teamed up for a “Talking Science” event at the Ayr Flower Show.

Andrew Hurrell with an Argocat

A long way for a short course!

Published: Wednesday, 14th August 2013

Not everyone will travel over 400 miles for a short course but that’s what Andrew Hurrell did when he made the trip all the way from Essex to our Oatridge campus to learn how to drive an Argocat.

Avian House with worker

Another Award for SRUC Poultry Researcher Adekunle

Published: Wednesday, 14th August 2013

SRUC Poultry PhD student Adekunle Adebiyi, based at Auchincruive and supervised by Dr Oluyinka Olukosi, recently received the Jones-Hamilton Co. Graduate Student Travel Grant Award.

Professor Bob Webb, SRUC Chief Executive & Principal

SRUC Welcomes UK ‘Agri-Tech’ Strategy

Published: Wednesday, 24th July 2013

SRUC’s Principal and Chief Executive has welcomed this week’s launch of the UK Agricultural Technologies Strategy.

Waitrose visit

Waitrose Wowed by SRUC

Published: Wednesday, 24th July 2013

A group from the Waitrose Farming Partnership ambled up north this week to visit Scotland’s Rural College.

Gamekeepers

Getting to Know SRUC: Gamekeeping

Published: Wednesday, 24th July 2013

Gamekeeping courses have been associated with the Elmwood campus of Scotland’s Rural College for almost 20 years, well before the recent merger.

Game fair stand

SRUC Success in the Game Fair Sunshine

Published: Wednesday, 17th July 2013

Staff from both the Consultancy and Education Divisions of SRUC report a very positive response to the two initiatives they were launching at the recent Scottish Game Fair at Scone.

Great Yorkshire Show 2013

Consultants Join Education at Great Yorkshire Show

Published: Wednesday, 17th July 2013

Once again SRUC staff were on duty outside Harrogate at the Great Yorkshire Show.

Woodland walk

Local project goes wild this summer!

Published: Wednesday, 17th July 2013

People in West Lothian are being encouraged to go wild this summer. Local communities will find a huge variety of activities on offer at the Rural Connect Wonderful Wild Wednesday Roadshow.

SRUC Celebrates Success!

Published: Wednesday, 10th July 2013

On a softly shimmering July day, in the elegant confines of Glasgow University’s Bute Hall, over a thousand happy souls sat; joy mingled with anxiety which bumped up against sheer unadulterated relief

Jenna Stuart - Best in Show Designer, Gardening Scotland

Casting a spell in Silver Gilt

Published: Wednesday, 10th July 2013

After a bit of a rocky beginning Jenna Stuart and her team ended up with a fantastic Silver Gilt at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Flower Show.

It’s Awards Season at SRUC

Published: Wednesday, 10th July 2013

The first Honorary Fellowship of Scotland’s Rural College was one of several awards given to many deserving people on a glorious graduation day in July.

Elmwood Animal Care students qualify as Marine Animal Medics

Elmwood Students Have a Whale of a Time

Published: Wednesday, 10th July 2013

A group of SRUC Animal Care students based at Elmwood Campus have recently qualified as Marine Animal Medics.

Mountain biking

SRUC Oatridge staff help design online training for rural entrepreneurs

Published: Wednesday, 10th July 2013

Staff from SRUC Oatridge Campus joined their European partners in Bulgaria to continue their work on the Henge project recently.

Organic Farming students at Whitmuir Organics

SRUC’s Organic Farming Students Learn from the Professionals

Published: Wednesday, 10th July 2013

Students studying for a Masters in Organic Farming recently visited Whitmuir Farm in the Borders as part of a three day study tour.

Farming futures

Scotland’s Rural College Joins Centre of Excellence for UK Farming

Published: Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

SRUC has become a partner in the Centre of Excellence for UK Farming (CEUKF), an agri-food supply-chains alliance to help UK farming address production and sustainability challenges.

RICS logo

SRUC and RICS Agree New Accredited Degree Course in Scotland for Surveyors and Land Agents

Published: Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has approved a new degree course from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), designed for those keen to work in estate management, land and estate agency.

SRUC Golf Education Alliance

China Celebrates Progress for SRUC Elmwood Golf Alliance

Published: Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

Humza Yousaf MSP, Scotland’s External Affairs Minister, was amongst those celebrating the progress of a golf training initiative in China, delivered by SRUC Elmwood Golf International.

Flying duck

Game Fair Launch of New Estate Management Service from Scotland’s Rural College

Published: Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

Consultants from Scotland’s Rural College will launch a new Estate Management Service at the Scottish Game Fair.

Professorship for Livestock Breeding Expert Dr Mike Coffey

Published: Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

Dr Mike Coffey, Team Leader Animal Breeding & Genomics, received the conferment as Professor of Livestock Informatics at SRUC’s Graduation ceremony in Bute Hall, University of Glasgow, on 5 July 2013.

Professorship for Soil Scientist Dr Tony Edwards

Published: Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

Dr Tony Edwards has been awarded a Personal Professorship at SRUC’s graduation ceremony, held at the Bute Hall, University of Glasgow on 5th July.

Principal Congratulates First SRUC Graduands

Published: Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

More than 180 new graduates attended the first ever Scotland’s Rural College graduation ceremony on 5th July 2013 at Bute Hall, University of Glasgow.

Professorship for Soil Ecologist Dr Bryan Griffiths

Published: Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

Dr Bryan Griffiths has been awarded a Personal Professorship at SRUC’s graduation ceremony, held at the Bute Hall, University of Glasgow on 5th July.

SRUC Awards Honorary Fellowship to Leading Meat Industry Figure Ian Galloway

Published: Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

Widely respected meat industry figure Ian Galloway CBE, FRAgS, DVM, Chairman and Chief Executive of the J W Galloway Group has been awarded the first Honorary Fellowship of Scotland’s Rural College.

Professorship for Soil and Agricultural Systems Expert Dr Christine Watson

Published: Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

Dr Christine Watson, Team Leader Soil Science and Systems, was awarded a Personal Professorship at SRUC’s graduation ceremony at Bute Hall, University of Glasgow on 5 July 2013.

Award for Lifetime Achievement in Teaching for SRUC Lecturer John Elcock

Published: Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

Edinburgh based lecturer John Elcock is this year’s recipient of the Principal’s Lifetime Teaching Award from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).

Professorship for Mike Hutchings for significant work in livestock disease systems

Published: Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

Dr Mike Hutchings has been awarded a Personal Professorship at SRUC’s graduation ceremony at Bute Hall, University of Glasgow on 5 July 2013.

Dutch Geneticist with Edinburgh Connections Conferred as SRUC Visiting Professor

Published: Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

SRUC conferred Professor Roel Veerkamp as Visiting Professor in Numerical Genetics during SRUC’s graduation ceremony in Bute Hall, University of Glasgow on Friday 5th July.

Crofter Turned Factor wins SRUC award for Outstanding Estate Management and Community Involvement

Published: Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

Inverness based Consultant Donald Archie MacLellan is the latest recipient of an annual SRUC Award for the development of advisory work.

Four Readerships Awarded at SRUC Graduation Ceremony

Published: Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

Four researchers were awarded Readerships at SRUC’s annual graduation ceremony at Bute Hall, University of Glasgow on 5 July 2013.

Professorship for SRUC’s Bob Rees for his outstanding contribution to soil and environmental sciences

Published: Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

Dr Bob Rees has been presented with a Personal Professorship at SRUC’s graduation ceremony at Bute Hall, University of Glasgow on 5 July 2013.

Professorship for SRUC’s Davy McCracken; a world leader in farmland ecology

Published: Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

Dr Davy McCracken was awarded a Personal Professorship in Agricultural Ecology at SRUC’s annual graduation at Bute Hall, University of Glasgow on 5 July 13.

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.

First Students on MSc Applied Poultry Science go the Distance to Graduation

Published: Wednesday, 26th June 2013

The first 7 students at Scotland’s Rural College studying for an MSc in Applied Poultry Science by distance learning, will be among those graduating on 5th July.

Study Tour Discovers The Conflicts Between Development and Conservation

Published: Wednesday, 26th June 2013

Ecology Masters students studying in Edinburgh have just returned from a study tour in Tanzania where they observed the real-life conflict between development and conservation in Africa.

Jenna Stuart - Best in Show Designer, Gardening Scotland

Scotland’s Rural College takes Macbeth’s Witches to Hampton Court

Published: Wednesday, 19th June 2013

The Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) entry for the biggest flower show on earth is on schedule for delivery.

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.

Uists Trip

Reinvigorating the Ridges

Published: Wednesday, 19th June 2013

You don’t have to go far in Scotland to see what look like ridges on some hill sides.

Chillilicious cook off

Chillilicious Cook Off at SRUC Elmwood Campus

Published: Wednesday, 19th June 2013

For the second year SRUC Elmwood Campus and local food company Chillilicious, have come together to challenge the hospitality students to use the company’s products in an innovative way.

Nicola McArthur and Amaretto VI

Oatridge Show Jumping Paves Way to Horse of the year Show

Published: Wednesday, 19th June 2013

The National Equestrian Centre based at SRUC's Oatridge campus recently hosted an event with two direct qualifying tickets for the final of the Prestigious Horse of the Years show up for grabs.

Cameron Law and Marcus Murray

First ever Student President and Vice President at SRUC

Published: Wednesday, 12th June 2013

Students at Scotland’s Rural College have a new Presidential team.

Elmwood Students Urged to Focus their Minds at Annual Awards

Published: Wednesday, 12th June 2013

Over 200 award winners, guests, sponsors and college staff attended the recent SRUC Elmwood Campus awards ceremony.

Best in Show for SRUC Students at Gardening Scotland!

Published: Wednesday, 5th June 2013

A garden designed by students of Scotland’s Rural College was awarded Best in Show at the prestigious horticultural event, Gardening Scotland.

Hens eating drinking

New SRUC Poultry Course You Can Study at Home with Minimum Family Disruption

Published: Wednesday, 5th June 2013

Scotland’s Rural College has unveiled its latest Distance Learning course for students wanting to study without taking time off work.

American interns

American Interns Sweep Through SRUC Campuses

Published: Wednesday, 5th June 2013

American students are sweeping the campuses of Scotland’s Rural College this summer.

David Colthart

Young Shepherds Win Trip to France

Published: Wednesday, 5th June 2013

Two SRUC “students” are to represent Scotland in the national finals of the Young Shepherd of the Year competition.

Racerunning

How to Run Racerunning – Learning Means Fun for Ayr Students

Published: Wednesday, 5th June 2013

SRUC Sports students recently helped organise a ‘Racerunning’ event in Ayr.

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.

Oatridge open day

Farming on a fun-sized scale at SRUC Oatridge

Published: Wednesday, 29th May 2013

The Farm Open Day at SRUC Oatridge Campus, run in partnership with Rural Connect, proved incredibly popular with locals in West Lothian this weekend, with an estimated 1,500 people through the gates.

Countryside Management students

Getting to Know SRUC: Countryside Management

Published: Wednesday, 29th May 2013

First year Countryside Management students at Riverside recently had a great session down on the River Ayr doing some kick sampling to work on their freshwater invertebrate ID skills.

Scottish Agriculture Brings Texan Students to SRUC Kirkton

Published: Wednesday, 29th May 2013

Kirkton served as a learning ground for seven students and one professor from Texas A&M University (College Station) when they attended the Open Day at SRUC Kirkton and Auchtertyre Units.

Professorial lectures - Cathy Dwyer and Professor Nick Sparks

SRUC Welcomes Two New Professors

Published: Wednesday, 22nd May 2013

Issues linked to intensive farming were examined during special public lectures by two recently appointed SRUC Professors.

Cornucopia show team

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.

Farm Machinery Lectures

Students Collaborate in Search for Ways to Improve Damaged Grazing

Published: Wednesday, 22nd May 2013

Work by students at the Oatridge Campus of Scotland’s Rural College will advise farmers on ways to quickly restore grassland and grazing badly damaged by months of poor weather.

Tresco gardens, Isle of Scilly courtesy of scillytoday.com

Gardener Callum Chosen as One of Tresco Bound Trio

Published: Wednesday, 22nd May 2013

Second year, Horticulture with Plantsmanship student Callum Halsted is to spend a year working at the famous Tresco Gardens in the Isles of Scilly.

Meeting to Discuss Falkland Estate “New Farmer Project”

Published: Wednesday, 22nd May 2013

Staff from the Elmwood campus of Scotland’s Rural College are providing technical and business advice for a scheme exploring a way for new entrants to get into food production.

Agricultural Student Stuart makes Final of Farmers Guardian Competition

Published: Wednesday, 8th May 2013

SRUC Edinburgh student Stuart Mitchell has reached the final of the 2013 Agricultural Student of the Year competition, organised by the Farmers Guardian.

Elmwood Hospitality Team Shortlisted for CIS Excellence Awards 2013

Published: Wednesday, 8th May 2013

The SRUC Elmwood Campus Hospitality Team have been shortlisted for a CIS Excellence Award.

butterflies

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.

balmoral race

Craibstone Success at Balmoral Cross Country Event

Published: Wednesday, 8th May 2013

Craibstone’s third year Countryside Management student and international mountain runner Robbie Simpson recently broke the Balmoral Cross Country Event course record by 6 seconds.

SRUC Elmwood Supported Accommodation Rates ‘Very Good’ in Official Report

Published: Wednesday, 8th May 2013

The Supported Accommodation on the Elmwood Campus of Scotland’s Rural College is highly successful in supporting people with extra learning needs, according to a report by the Care Inspectorate.

New Way to APPly to Scotland’s Rural College

Published: Wednesday, 1st May 2013

For the first time this year SRUC’s 2014 undergraduate prospectus can be downloaded as an app, from the App Store or Google Play.

Alistair Lawrence

Animal Welfare and the New Higher Biology

Published: Wednesday, 1st May 2013

SRUC’s Head of Animal and Veterinary Science, Professor Alistair Lawrence, was recently invited to speak to higher level students at George Watson’s College in Edinburgh.

Sunflower challenge

West Lothian Pupils Reach For The Skies

Published: Wednesday, 1st May 2013

Pupils in West Lothian primary and special schools are being challenged by an SRUC funded project to reach for the skies this summer.

Pinnacle Awards 2013

SRUC students finalists at the Pinnacle Awards

Published: Wednesday, 1st May 2013

Three of the eight finalists at this year’s Pinnacle Awards in London were SRUC students.

Lifetime Service Award for Former Principal

Published: Wednesday, 1st May 2013

A sheep fair at St Boswells in 1977 began a series of events which led to former SAC Principal Karl Linklater receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sheep Veterinary Association

Potato Roguers

Join the Disease Police and Back a Scottish Industry Worth £221m – Spend the Summer as a Tattie Roguer

Published: Wednesday, 1st May 2013

Scotland’s seed potato growers are on the lookout for qualified Tattie Roguers!

Farm Open Day Oatridge

Oatridge throw open the farm gates!

Published: Tuesday, 30th April 2013

SRUC Oatridge Campus and Rural Connect are throwing open their farm gates on Sunday 26 May 2013 from 10am – 4pm, inviting the public to come and find out about modern farming.

Students Jacqui and Stuart Shortlisted in National Competition

Published: Wednesday, 24th April 2013

SRUC students Jacqui Gardiner and Stuart Mitchell are among a list of 9 UK entries shortlisted for the Farmers Guardian Agricultural Student of the Year.

About SRUC: Agriculture Education at SRUC

Published: Wednesday, 24th April 2013

For our “About SRUC” feature this week we turn to the Agriculture Courses run by the college.

And Talking About the Next Generation of Scientists…

Published: Wednesday, 24th April 2013

At the spring meeting of the World’s Poultry Science Association (WPSA) two students from Scotland’s Rural College were each given the President’s Prize for their presentations.

Kathryn Trinder with visitor

SRUC Students Make Waste an Opportunity at Ayr’s Award Winning Event

Published: Wednesday, 24th April 2013

SRUC students and staff added their expertise with compost to the mix of the successful "Steps to Discovery – Bugs, Birds and Beasties" event in Ayr.

Aspire

SRUC Welcomes ASPIRENorth Students to Virtual Learning Event

Published: Wednesday, 24th April 2013

The SRUC Craibstone campus at Aberdeen welcomed aspiring S5 students from Torry and St Machar academies as part of a Virtual Learning Environment event.

Elmwood Plays Host to Icelandic Golf Course Architect – SRUC Expertise in Cupar Greatly Valued.

Published: Wednesday, 24th April 2013

The golf course at the SRUC Elmwood campus outside Cupar recently played host to Edwin Roald an eminent Icelandic golf course architect.

tractor

Barony Key to New Course for Agricultural Technicians

Published: Wednesday, 10th April 2013

Distance Learning courses developed by the Engineering Department at the Barony Campus of Scotland’s Rural College are to be used to deliver a new qualification for agricultural technicians.

horticulture march

Valuing Scotland’s Horticulture

Published: Wednesday, 10th April 2013

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) recently hosted an event aimed at producing a value for Scotland’s horticulture industry.

Elmwood hospitality student Abbie.

Elmwood Hospitality Student Abbie Reaches Rotary Young Chef Final

Published: Wednesday, 10th April 2013

SRUC Hospitality student Abbie Clunie from Pittenweem, recently won the Rotary District 1010 Young Chef Competition at Dundee College.

An all SRUC Scottish Final of Percy Thrower Trust Young Horticulturist of the Year

Published: Wednesday, 20th March 2013

All four of the finalists in this years search for the Scottish winner of the Young Horticulturalist of the Year, organised Percy Thrower Trust, came from SRUC.

Ayr garden

Students Want to Represent the Best of Ayrshire Horticulture at Gardening Scotland

Published: Wednesday, 20th March 2013

A visit to the famous Ayr flower Show inspired a redundant architectural technician to begin a new career.

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.

Vicon

Craibstone Students Get to Play with Big Boys Toys

Published: Wednesday, 20th March 2013

Machinery manufacturers Vicon recently held a crop technology day for their customers at SRUC Craibstone Campus.

MSc Lab

Student Plaudits for SRUC Delivered MSc Course

Published: Wednesday, 20th March 2013

The SRUC run MSc course, Soil Protection and Management, has been nominated for a Edinburgh University Students Association Teaching Award.

Chocolate making

Chocolate-making Air Force Style at Elmwood

Published: Wednesday, 20th March 2013

SRUC students at Elmwood recently flexed their gastronomic muscles at a chocolate-making workshop run by an RAF Chef.

SRUC Student Curlers hailed as World Champions

Published: Wednesday, 13th March 2013

A rink skipped by 2nd Year Agric student Kyle Smith won the gold medal at the World junior Curling Championships in Sochi, Russia.

Young horticulturalist

SRUC Students Make Scottish Final of Young Horticulturist of the Year

Published: Wednesday, 13th March 2013

Four SRUC students have made it through to the Scottish final of the Young Horticulturist of the Year Competition.

Climate Week

SRUC Climate Week Success

Published: Wednesday, 13th March 2013

A freecycle swop shop, habitat creation, a beach tidy and even a pedal power smoothie maker, there was a lot going on at SRUC’s recent Climate Week.

Lumberjill - Fiona Fitzelle

Oatridge Lumberjill Wins Special Award from Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society

Published: Wednesday, 13th March 2013

Fiona Fitzelle, who recently completed an SVQ Level 3 in Horticulture at SRUC’s Oatridge Campus, was awarded the first ever Student Certificate of Merit by the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society.

Craibstone “Nature Day” Organised by Students who Learn at a Distance

Published: Wednesday, 13th March 2013

A Nature Day, involving local children and being held on Saturday 16th March at the Craibstone Campus of Scotland’s Rural College, will be used to test the abilities of a special group of students.

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.

Riverside Hears Lecturer on Government Energy

Published: Wednesday, 6th March 2013

The UK Government’s strategy for keeping the lights on while meeting targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions was the focus of a recent talk at SRUC’s Riverside campus, Ayr.

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.

Oatridge Taster Day

Pupils get a taste for land-based industries at Oatridge

Published: Wednesday, 6th March 2013

Over 200 pupils from as far away as the Scottish Borders took part in a variety of land-based activities over the two Taster Days that ran recently at SRUC, Oatridge Campus.

Tree planting at Holmes Park, Broxburn

Horticultural Cooperation Takes Root

Published: Wednesday, 6th March 2013

Second year Horticulture and Garden Design students from SRUC’s Riverside Campus recently travelled to Oatridge for a tree planting workshop with Amenity lecturer George Gilchrist.

Elmwood Meeting Focuses on Food & Drink at SRUC

Published: Wednesday, 27th February 2013

Staff from across SRUC met at the Elmwood Campus this week to focus on the range of activity linked to food and drink.

Horti open day

A Hot House at Horticultural Careers Event

Published: Wednesday, 27th February 2013

Over 150 people packed in to the Arcade at Kings Buildings when SRUC hosted a Horticultural Careers Afternoon.

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.

Oatridge Course Offers Skills Needed to get a Job

Published: Wednesday, 27th February 2013

In these straightened times young people, indeed people of all ages, are having huge difficulties finding work.

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

Published: Wednesday, 27th February 2013

Students from the Oatridge 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.

Ayr Together Now

Published: Wednesday, 27th February 2013

Sports students at Riverside Campus have been awfully busy since term began planning and running a number of sporting and charity events.

SRUC Students on Lantra Award Shortlist

Published: Wednesday, 20th February 2013

Seven students from SRUC have been shortlisted for the Lantra Scotland, Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards.

Alex Pirie

SRUC Double Dose at Ingliston Meeting

Published: Wednesday, 20th February 2013

There was an SRUC double bill at the latest gathering of the Scottish Fellows and Associates of the Royal Agricultural Societies.

Abbie Clunie

Elmwood Hospitality Student Wins Award

Published: Wednesday, 20th February 2013

SRUC Hospitality student Abbie Clunie from Pittenweem, recently won the Rotary District 1010 Young Chef Competition at Dundee College.

Robbie Simpson

Snow Problemo

Published: Wednesday, 20th February 2013

Super fit Robbie battles blizzards in running shoes to sit Degree exams.

Jo Smith at Eco event 2013

SRUC at Green Careers Event

Published: Wednesday, 20th February 2013

Jo Smith, a 3rd year Food Tourism Management student at SRUC’s Riverside Campus, Ayr joined Activity Tourism Project Leader Joy Gladstone at the “Green Careers in the Food & Drink Sector” workshop.

H. Knottenbelt Cow

Agri Artist Student Stages Coo at Craibstone

Published: Wednesday, 6th February 2013

Hamish Knottenbelt, a 2nd Year Agricultural Degree student has surprised everyone at Craibstone Campus, including his tutors.

Kyle Smith, Thomas Muirhead, Kyle Waddell, Cameron Smith (brother). Coach David Ramsay

Kyle Retains Scottish Curling Title

Published: Wednesday, 6th February 2013

SRUC Students Kyle Smith and Thomas Muirhead, together with team mates Kyle Waddell and Cameron Smith retained the Scottish Junior Men’s Curling Title recently in Aberdeen.

Elmwood Golf Course tee

SRUC Elmwood Campus Golf Course Wins Prestigious Environmental Accreditation

Published: Wednesday, 30th January 2013

Long-term efforts by SRUC’s Elmwood Golf Course to operate in harmony with its environment have received international recognition from the Golf Environment Organisation (GEO).

Rural Connect

Rural Connect embark on their journey of discovery

Published: Wednesday, 30th January 2013

A recent event held by the Rural Connect project at SRUC Oatridge has highlighted the importance of strong community links in West Lothian.

Trainers

Have fun on a run for a fantastic cause!

Published: Wednesday, 30th January 2013

SRUC students have organised a fun run along the river to raise money for Ayrshire Hospice as part of their degree in Sports Coaching and Development.

Sarah Rauch-Lynch

SRUC Student Sarah Rauch-Lynch Joins Scotland TranServe

Published: Wednesday, 30th January 2013

A fourth year Sustainable Environmental Management student has just joined Scotland TranServ which provides highways management and maintenance services in Scotland’ s north west.

Barony forestry partners

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.

elmwood chillilicious

Elmwood Hospitality Students Link with Local Company

Published: Wednesday, 9th January 2013

Two SRUC, Elmwood Campus Hospitality students, are spicing up their learning.

Oxford, conference

SRUC Students Join UK Farming Leaders at Oxford

Published: Wednesday, 9th January 2013

Four students from SRUC had an early start to the New Year when they joined the great and good of UK farming at the 67th Oxford Farming Conference.

Oxford Debate

Scott Carries the House at the Oxford Debate

Published: Wednesday, 9th January 2013

SRUC student Scott Somerville added youth to experience and earned an almost 2:1 victory in the Oxford Union Debate held as part of the Oxford Farming Conference.

trampoline

Zara’s Trampolining Triumph

Published: Wednesday, 9th January 2013

Zara Kane, a first year Sports Coaching and Development Student at SRUC’s Ayr Campus recently won a bronze medal at the Scottish Student Sport (SSS) Trampoline Competition.

Harewood’s Himalayan Garden: 24th SRUC/Royal Horticultural Society Annual Public Lecture

Published: Thursday, 20th December 2012

The story of a pre–war garden and its twenty-first-century revival will be told at the 24th annual lecture to be organised in Ayr by SRUC (formerly SAC) and the Royal Horticultural Society.

Barony special programmes christmas sale

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.

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.

Oatridge careers convention

Oatridge Venue for Careers Convention

Published: Wednesday, 12th December 2012

Oatridge Campus proved an excellent venue for the latest SRUC Careers Convention.

SRUC Barony Award

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.

Hortic awards ceremony

Matt’s an Horticultural Star

Published: Wednesday, 5th December 2012

Matthew Lowe, a 3rd year SRUC Horticulture student from North Berwick, was named Westland Star of the Future at the Recent Garden Retail Awards.

Oatridge Wins West Lothian Tourism Award

Published: Wednesday, 5th December 2012

Oatridge College (now the Oatridge Campus of Scotland’s Rural College, SRUC) has been named Best Tourism Business at the West Lothian Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.

Elmwood Campus Students Win at Aberdeen Hair and Beauty Competition

Published: Tuesday, 4th December 2012

Hair and Beauty students from SRUC Elmwood Campus at Cupar in Fife were award winners at this year’s Aberdeen College, Hair and Beauty Festival 2012.

Saltire scholarships for SRUC Students

Published: Wednesday, 28th November 2012

SRUC is one of the recipient Higher Education Institutions of a Scottish Government funding project helping students study overseas.

new shoots

SRUC Crowned Champions at 2012 New Shoots Challenge

Published: Wednesday, 28th November 2012

After five years of trying students from SRUC Craibstone have won the New Shoots Challenge.

Oatridge Helix Award

Oatridge Wins an Award for its Work with Young People

Published: Wednesday, 28th November 2012

Oatridge Campus, along with local partners, have won the Partnership of the Year Award at the 2012 Backing Falkirk’s Future Awards.

Working Lunch

Published: Wednesday, 14th November 2012

SRUC’s senior staff enjoyed an informal lunch meeting with student representatives at King’s Buildings in Edinburgh.

Earthship

SRUC Students’ Project Pushes the Final Frontiers of Conservation

Published: Wednesday, 14th November 2012

Countryside Management students from SRUC Oatridge are using Earthship technology in a bid to enhance the local environment.

shanna abseil

Shanna Puts Best Foot Forward for SSPCA

Published: Tuesday, 13th November 2012

Shanna Forward, a Higher National Diploma Animal Care student at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), has raised more than £700 for the SSPCA by abseiling from the 165ft-high Forth Rail Bridge.

Elmwood Hair and Beauty Students Volunteer at Fashion Show

Published: Tuesday, 13th November 2012

Hair and Beauty students from the Elmwood Campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) recently volunteered to prepare models for the local YMCA and ‘Caring for Cupar’ fashion show.

Green fingered SRUC Students Spread the Bug to the Next Generation

Published: Tuesday, 6th November 2012

Students from SRUC’s Oatridge Campus have been doing their bit to pass on horticultural skills to the next generation.

Boghall field winter wheat

Winter Wheat Challenge on the Ground – Weather in SRUC Organised Competition Already Having an Effect

Published: Wednesday, 31st October 2012

With planting complete the first Mains of Loirston Winter Wheat Challenge, organised by SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College) is underway.

Greskine visit

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).

Important Support for SRUC’s Winning Curlers and Squash Players

Published: Wednesday, 31st October 2012

Yet more SRUC students have been recognised for their sporting achievements.

Spud Henderson and Willie Balfour

Elmwood Hospitality Students Cook up a Storm in Glasgow

Published: Wednesday, 31st October 2012

Links between education and food production in Fife were given another big boost thanks to the work of the Fife Food Network.

Erin and Heather

Olympic endeavours at SRUC!

Published: Wednesday, 31st October 2012

With the Olympic fever still burning throughout the country, two SRUC students based at Oatridge Campus, Erin Lee and Heather O’Leary, are about to put their riding skills to the test.

Equestrian display

Equine Students are Trading for Charity

Published: Wednesday, 31st October 2012

Business-like and socially conscious students at SRUC’s Oatridge Campus have organised a table top sale to support the World Horse Welfare Charity.

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.

Barony Sheep

Student Sheep Project Heads the Market – Success for Easy Cares from SRUC Barony

Published: Wednesday, 17th October 2012

A visit to Borderway Market in Carlisle proved lucrative for a student team from SRUC’s Barony Campus near Dumfries.

Young Advocates for Agriculture Winners

SRUC Students Win the Day!

Published: Wednesday, 17th October 2012

Two SRUC students have triumphed at the Young Advocates for Agriculture debating competition in London.

Aberdeen college shares SRUC campus

Aberdeen College Students Share SRUC Site

Published: Wednesday, 17th October 2012

SRUC’s Craibstone Campus in Aberdeen is now home to an extended menagerie of unusual “livestock”. The result of a successful new partnership between SRUC and nearby Aberdeen College, a new home has been created for the College’s animal care students.

Long Service awards for Staff

Over 120 Years Service with NOSCA, SAC, now SRUC!

Published: Wednesday, 17th October 2012

At a recent ceremony in Craibstone six members of SRUC staff were presented with Long Service awards by SRUC Vice Chairman Pat Machray OBE.

Lord Jamie Lindsay announcing the bursary

SRUC Launches ‘Going Further’ Bursary

Published: Wednesday, 10th October 2012

SRUC has celebrated its launch with the creation a new £10,000 bursary that will give students the chance to progress on to further study.

Elmwood’s Special Day

Published: Wednesday, 10th October 2012

The final graduation ceremony for students of Elmwood College marked a significant day in the history of the college.

Agriscot 2011

Agriscot Seeks Business Award Entries

Published: Wednesday, 10th October 2012

The search is on for the next generation of top young farmers willing to pit their skills and judgment in this year’s AgriScot Business Skills award, worth £1,000 to the winner.

Young Aberdeen Angus stock show an equal interest in the students

Organics Induction

Published: Wednesday, 10th October 2012

Mid-September saw the kick-off of the new academic session for SRUC’s distance learning postgraduate programme in Organic Farming.

Dairy Technology Centre at Barony

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.

Go Further with SRUC: Scotland’s Rural College Announces a New Bursary to Celebrate its Launch

Published: Tuesday, 2nd October 2012

SRUC is celebrating its launch with the creation a new £10,000 bursary that will give students the chance to progress on to further study.

Welcome for New Education Partnership in Aberdeen – SAC and Aberdeen College Share Facilities and Exotic Livestock

Published: Thursday, 13th September 2012

To cattle and sheep add snakes, ferrets, a giant rabbit and Shetland Ponies. SAC’s Craibstone Campus in Aberdeen has become home to an unusual menagerie of “livestock”.

Next Steps with Nanjing

Published: Monday, 3rd September 2012

A recent visit to SAC by Professor Zhu Wei-Yun, Head of the College of Animal Sciences, Nanjing Agricultural University, marked another step in the development of relations with the University.

SAC Chief Executive and Principal Congratulates Graduands

Published: Friday, 6th July 2012

SAC Chief Executive and Principal Professor Bob Webb has congratulated the 177 graduands who attended this year’s SAC’s graduation ceremony on Friday 6 July.

Dr. Poo Gets Promotion

Published: Friday, 6th July 2012

Researcher Dr Jos Houdijk has been awarded a Readership in Animal Nutrition and Health at SAC’s annual Graduation ceremony, held in Bute Halls, University of Glasgow, on Friday 6th July.

Professorship for SAC Poultry Expert

Published: Friday, 6th July 2012

SAC’s, Ayr based Head of Avian Science, Dr. Nick Sparks, has been conferred with a Personal Professorship during the annual graduation ceremony in Bute Hall, University of Glasgow.

Academic Recognition for SAC Expert on Cattle and Climate Change

Published: Friday, 6th July 2012

SAC has awarded a Readership to Dr Eileen Wall, who is increasingly recognised as an international authority on the role of livestock in greenhouse gas emissions.

SAC Expert in Dairy Cow Welfare Awarded Readership

Published: Friday, 6th July 2012

Dr. Marie Haskell, an internationally recognised SAC expert in the behaviour and welfare of dairy cows, has been awarded a Readership.

Scientific Advisor to the EU Receives SAC Honorary Fellowship

Published: Friday, 6th July 2012

Professor Anne Glover, Chief scientific Adviser to the president of the European Commission has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of SAC.

New SAC Aberdeen Graduate Kay Highlights What Can be Achieved

Published: Friday, 6th July 2012

As one of SAC’s bright sparks, Huntly student Kay Jaffray (24), celebrated the second highlight of her year to date, after being awarded an Honours degree in Agriculture at SAC’s graduation ceremony.

Grace Amazes Herself – New SAC Graduate Excited About Success

Published: Friday, 6th July 2012

True to form new SAC graduate Grace Smith kicked off her celebrations with milk following the SAC Graduation Ceremony in Bute Hall, University of Glasgow.

New SRUC Shadow Board Appointed to Progress College Merger

Published: Monday, 11th June 2012

A special meeting of members of the SAC Board and Board representatives of Oatridge, Elmwood and Barony Colleges has now agreed the composition of the SRUC Shadow Board.

Craibstone Reunion after 50 Years

Published: Monday, 11th June 2012

SAC Craibstone recently played host to 13 former students from the North of Scotland Agricultural College celebrating 50 years since their graduation.

Gold and Silver Gilt for SAC Students at Gardening Scotland

Published: Friday, 1st June 2012

Both Show Gardens designed and built by SAC students have won medals at Gardening Scotland, the country’s premier Horticultural Festival.

Horn of Plenty Gardeners Win Silver Gilt at Gardening Scotland

Published: Friday, 1st June 2012

The SAC students who collected a Silver Gilt Medal at Gardening Scotland for the Cornucopia “Horn of Plenty” design are delighted.

Olympic Roller coaster For SAC Staff and Students

Published: Wednesday, 30th May 2012

SAC students and staff have an added interest in this year’s Olympics and Paralympics. Three colleagues are directly involved in one way or another, but it has proved a roller coaster for them.

Chris Zambia Bound

Published: Tuesday, 29th May 2012

Chris Stockwell, Agriculture Programme Leader with the Life Sciences Teaching Group in Aberdeen will spend September in Zambia.

SAC Students Three Years Hard Work on Show at Vintage Working Weekend

Published: Tuesday, 29th May 2012

A team of Aberdeen-based SAC students in the Engineering Club proudly exhibited their beautifully restored John Deere 1120 at the BA Working Vintage Weekend in Lyne of Skene, Aberdeenshire recently.

SAC’s Robbie Joins Running’s World Elite

Published: Tuesday, 29th May 2012

On June 2nd Robbie Simpson, a second year SAC Countryside Management Student will be Above the Cumbrian town of Sedburgh attempting to won a place on the GB Mountain Running Team.

Katie Another SAC Horticulture Achiever

Published: Tuesday, 29th May 2012

Second Year SAC Horticulture with Plantsmanship Student Katie Croft has taken part in the final of the Young Horticulturalist of the Year Competition.

Meanwhile at Ingliston - Gardening Scotland Entries Readied

Published: Tuesday, 29th May 2012

After Chelsea comes Gardening Scotland on the Royal Highland Showground at Ingliston.

SAC Very Proud As Garden Design Students win Chelsea Medal

Published: Tuesday, 22nd May 2012

SAC Principal and Chief Executive Professor Bob Webb has congratulated the 6 SAC HND Garden Design Students who have just been awarded a RHS Silver-Gilt Medal at the Chelsea Flower Show.

MSc-ing in France just Brrrrrrilliant

Published: Thursday, 17th May 2012

A party of MSc students from SAC have just returned from an annual field trip to Cevenne region of France.

Hugh and Daisy Go Drive About for RHET

Published: Thursday, 17th May 2012

SAC’ s shrinking violet Hugh McClymont, Research Farm Manager at SAC Crichton Royal Farm, recently spent a day in his home county of Wigtownshire promoting food and farming.

SAC Establishes Further Links with China

Published: Thursday, 17th May 2012

SAC Professors, Geoff Simm and David McKenzie have just returned from a productive visit to China.

Distance No Object to SAC Post Graduate Organics Students

Published: Thursday, 17th May 2012

Students on SAC’s Post Graduate Diploma and MSC course in Organic Farming travelled to Craibstone recently for their study weekend.

SAC Chelsea Garden Goes South

Published: Thursday, 17th May 2012

The SAC entry for the Chelsea Flower Show has headed south.

SAC Riverside Student’s Legendary Effort

Published: Thursday, 17th May 2012

SAC Students in the 2nd year of their Sports Coaching & Development course organised an Ayr 'Fans & Legends' United match at Somerset Park on Sunday 13th May 2012.

SAC Students Get Weaving for Gardening Scotland

Published: Tuesday, 15th May 2012

With about three weeks to go before the Gardening Scotland Show on the Royal Highland Show Ground, SAC Garden Design students are getting weaving.

Land-based College Merger Consultation Closes

Published: Wednesday, 9th May 2012

The public consultation for the merger of Scotland’s four leading land-based colleges has officially closed.

One Week To Go Before Land-based College Merger Consultation Closes

Published: Wednesday, 2nd May 2012

There are just a few days to go before the public consultation for the merger of Scotland’s four leading land-based colleges officially closes.

Naomi Picks up her Prize

Published: Tuesday, 1st May 2012

SAC PhD student Naomi Fox collected her Presidents Prize at the recent British Society of Animal Science conference in Nottingham.

Silver Adam Heads Strong SAC Entry to Pinnacle Business Awards

Published: Tuesday, 1st May 2012

Aberdeen based SAC student Adam Watson has just returned from London with a Silver Award from the Farmers Club.

Sharing Of Library Services is a Scottish First

Published: Tuesday, 1st May 2012

SAC is to share its library services with two other Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), in the first arrangement of its kind in Scotland.

SAC Masters Students Learn from Italian Experience

Published: Tuesday, 1st May 2012

Eight SAC Masters Degree Students and two members of staff have just returned from an Italian trip many would happily volunteer for.

SAC Design Students Promoting Berry Good Health at Gardening Scotland

Published: Tuesday, 1st May 2012

“A sweet way of tackling Scotland’s health problems."

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