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News published January 2020

Plenty to digest at food policy debate

Debate offers policy makers food for thought

Published on Tuesday, 21st January 2020

Scotland could learn much from the Nordic countries when it comes to sustainable food production and lowering the rate of child obesity.

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

North East Centre of Excellence for Food and Drink Industry

Published on Monday, 20th January 2020

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

Shona Sutherland leads a chocolate workshop at Elmwood

Students whip up chocolate treats

Published on Monday, 20th January 2020

Hospitality students at Scotland’s Rural College enjoyed an artisan chocolate workshop led by patisserie chef Shona Sutherland.

Perfect dozen

Perfect dozen

Published on Friday, 17th January 2020

A dozen top apprentices and trainees from SRUC have been selected as finalists for this year’s Awards for Land-based and Aquaculture Skills (ALBAS).

Becky Cross will climb more than 10,000 steps to raise funds for gardeners

China challenge

Published on Friday, 17th January 2020

An Edinburgh horticulture student will walk more than 150 miles along the Great Wall of China to raise money for struggling gardeners.

New projects aim to identify what triggers painful condition in ponies

Grassroots approach

Published on Thursday, 16th January 2020

Researchers at Scotland’s Rural College are calling on pony owners to help them get to the root of laminitis – a painful condition which affects many ponies and horses.

Crofting and farming in the new era of sea eagles will be discussed at a Portree event (photo RSPB/RSPB Images)

Farming in the era of sea eagles

Published on Wednesday, 15th January 2020

Farmers and crofters affected by sea eagles are invited to the premiere of a short film highlighting the work being done to mitigate the problem.

Farmers will be given advice about employing people at a new roadshow

From Brexit to pensions

Published on Monday, 13th January 2020

Employers will be given guidance on a range of issues, from the right to work in the UK after Brexit to pensions, in a series of meetings across the country.

A new project at Elmwood will review the Greenkeeping curriculum

Going for green

Published on Friday, 10th January 2020

A review of the Greenkeeping curriculum in the UK and Ireland is one of two SRUC-led projects being funded as part of a £650k initiative.

The cow with calf project is receiving £60,000 in KTIF funding

SRUC projects receive innovation funding

Published on Tuesday, 7th January 2020

A project which aims to keep calves with their mothers for longer is among three SRUC-led projects to share more than £143,000 from the Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (KTIF).

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