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News published July 2019

Acidic soils could be affecting production on many scottish farms

Acidic soils could be affecting production on many Scottish farms

Published on Tuesday, 16th July 2019

Nearly half of the soil samples collected from the Farm Advisory Service Soil and Nutrient Network farms are suffering from low pH levels according to a new report.

Rebecca Bradley at SRUC’s recent graduation ceremony in Glasgow

Aberdeenshire graduate lands dream job

Published on Tuesday, 16th July 2019

Aberdeenshire graduate Rebecca Bradley has landed on her feet after walking into a job as a trainee rural surveyor.

An organic farming expert Dr Nic Lampkin

Organic expert awarded Honorary Fellowship

Published on Tuesday, 16th July 2019

An organic farming expert has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Scotland’s Rural College.

Dr Kate Stephen, right, receives the Sarah Brown Mental Health Research Grant from Sarah’s sister Sophie and mother Fiona

Grant to fund research into mental wellbeing in vet industry

Published on Tuesday, 16th July 2019

Scotland’s Rural College has received a £20,000 grant for research focussed on mental health and wellbeing within the veterinary professions.

Gus Routledge spending time among trees

Help at hand for ‘Cinderella’ habitat

Published on Friday, 12th July 2019

A Countryside Management student has been awarded a £200 grant to help with the costs of his final year project at Scotland’s Rural College.

Jennifer Hart graduates with first class honours

California dreamin’

Published on Monday, 8th July 2019

California is famously the home of Silicon Valley, but a young woman from the Sunshine State’s tiny Scottish namesake is making a technological impact of her own.

CAFRE staff learn about SRUC Barony’s digital classroom

Digital partners

Published on Monday, 8th July 2019

Agriculture and equine staff from Northern Ireland got a hands-on demonstration of digital teaching methods during a visit to Scotland’s Rural College.

First spin-in company to SRUC looking at self-sustainable crop production in urban areas

Spinning into SRUC

Published on Monday, 8th July 2019

Scotland’s Rural College Innovation Hub is supporting a new business looking to revolutionise crop production in urban areas.

Former beauty therapist Katie Dubarry graduates with a first-class honours degree in Agriculture

Agriculture student swaps beauty for beasts

Published on Friday, 5th July 2019

An agriculture student who started her career as a beauty therapist is among 650 students graduating from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) today (Friday 5 July).

Succession planning requires honest conversations, especially closer to retirement

Making a success of succession

Published on Friday, 5th July 2019

Having early and honest conversations with family is vital in the farm succession process.

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