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News published September 2019

Ercamo (right) enjoys a trip to West Lothian after losing her two-year-old brother Sasha to cancer

Children of Chernobyl

Published on Friday, 13th September 2019

Children from areas affected by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster have enjoyed some much-needed respite at Scotland’s Rural College this summer.

Heavy bales can pose a safety risk for farmers

Heavy bale warning

Published on Friday, 13th September 2019

Farmers are being warned about the dangers posed by heavy straw bales due to the recent poor weather conditions.

Fergus Ewing announces new funding for farm resilience planning

Funding for farm resilience planning

Published on Wednesday, 11th September 2019

Specialist support and advice worth up to £1,000 has been announced for farm resilience planning in the face of current Brexit and market uncertainty.

Wood you like to diversify

Wood you like to diversify?

Published on Monday, 9th September 2019

The benefits of woodland and timber crops will be highlighted at an event aimed at farmers who are growing their business, diversifying or planning for succession.

A third of UK marine animal strandings are on Scottish coasts

A third of UK marine animal strandings are on Scottish coasts

Published on Friday, 6th September 2019

A total of 1,616 marine animals were reported washed up on Scottish shorelines in a seven-year period between 2011 and 2017, according to a new report published today.

Scotland's Rural College commended by independent quality experts

Scotland's Rural College commended by independent quality experts

Published on Friday, 6th September 2019

The UK's independent higher education quality body has commended Scotland's Rural College for its work to raise awareness of mental health issues, and the support it offers its students in this area.

Belmont students are buzzing to get outside

Belmont students are buzzing to get outside

Published on Friday, 6th September 2019

Students from Belmont Academy in Ayr are getting hands-on experience of working outdoors as part of a new Skills for Work programme launched with Scotland’s Rural College.

Allermuir Avian Innovation and Skills Centre

£1 million project to tackle antimicrobial resistance in poultry

Published on Thursday, 5th September 2019

A new treatment to control the spread of antibiotic-resistant pathogens in poultry is to be developed by researchers in the UK and China.

James Savage, right, holds up a honeycomb while being held captive at Stalag 383

The Beekeeper of Stalag 383

Published on Tuesday, 3rd September 2019

The long forgotten story of a beekeeping Scottish prisoner of war has been unearthed by researchers at Scotland’s Rural College, writes Nick Drainey.

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