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News published March 2019

Judges Craig Davidson and Bill Dingwall with young farmer Gordon Pate

Young farmers recognised in inaugural competition

Published on Tuesday, 26th March 2019

A former student from Scotland’s Rural College has won a top prize in an inaugural Young Farmers competition in the Borders.

Andrew Stuart wins gold at the Special Olympics World Games

Andrew Stuart wins gold at the Special Olympics World Games

Published on Monday, 25th March 2019

A student golfer from Scotland’s Rural College has won a gold medal at the Special Olympics World Games in the United Arab Emirates.

East logan dry cows

Free ‘transition’ cow management advice for dairy farmers

Published on Monday, 25th March 2019

Dairy farmers will learn about the importance of effective cow transition management at an open farm event organised by Scotland’s Rural College.

Protecting animal health

Protecting Animal Health

Published on Thursday, 21st March 2019

A new £1.6 million centre for animal disease surveillance and research means faster, more reliable and more efficient diagnoses of livestock animal diseases for the whole of Scotland.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney, Emma Harper MSP and Chief Executive and Principal of SRUC Professor Wayne Powell

Deputy First Minister highlights key role of SRUC

Published on Wednesday, 20th March 2019

The importance of Scotland’s Rural College to the current and future needs of the country’s economy has been highlighted at a parliamentary reception.

Women at cutting edge of agriculture

Women at cutting edge of agriculture

Published on Tuesday, 19th March 2019

It’s the spectacular home to the family of King Robert the Bruce, but Broomhall House will soon welcome women farmers looking “tae think again” about how they run their business.

SRUC researchers investigate sustainable land use in Colombia

£260k to tackle Colombian green growth

Published on Tuesday, 19th March 2019

Researchers from Scotland’s Rural College have been awarded £260,000 for two follow-up projects investigating sustainable land use in Colombia.

Facial recognition technology aims to detect emotional state in pigs

Facial recognition technology aims to detect emotional state in pigs

Published on Monday, 18th March 2019

State-of-the-art facial recognition technology is being used in an attempt to detect different emotional states in pigs.

Students from SRUC visit St Andrews golf courses (from l-r: Wim Dillen, Course Tutor Ian Butcher, Tod Bannerman, Olafur Steindorsson, Reece Haspell, Frank MacArthur, Trevor Harris - St Andrews Links Trust)

Birdies and bees

Published on Thursday, 14th March 2019

Birdie, eagle and albatross are common golfing terms, but students at Scotland’s Rural College have been learning the importance of considering both birds and bees in their golf course designs.

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