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News published August 2020

Curlew by Tom Marshall (rspb-images.com)

Partnership to protect wading birds

Published on Friday, 14th August 2020

A partnership between SAC Consulting, RSPB Scotland and farmers in the Upper Clyde Valley has been awarded £90,000 to expand local conservation efforts for wading birds.

The Scottish agri food sector is set to go into recession.

Scottish agri-food sector set for recession

Published on Friday, 14th August 2020

With the UK economy officially in recession, an economist at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has predicted a similar outcome for the Scottish agri-food sector.

Harvest of Indian major carps (rohu, catla and mrigal) and exotic carps (silver, grass and common) carps from a semi-intensive polyculture pond, Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Picture: FAO/Mohammad R. Hasan

Scale of fish farm emissions revealed

Published on Thursday, 13th August 2020

Global aquaculture generates around the same amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as the sheep industry, according to new research.

New funding will help create a more efficient and resilient dairy industry

Project gets funding to develop digital dairy

Published on Tuesday, 11th August 2020

A digital dairy project led by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has been awarded £50,000 in seed-corn funding by UK Research and Innovation.

MP for North East Fife Wendy Chamberlain on a visit to Elmwood's gamekeeping department

SRUC offers ‘gateway of opportunity’ for prospective gamekeepers

Published on Monday, 10th August 2020

SRUC is providing a unique opportunity to enter the gamekeeping profession, according to the MP for North East Fife.

International initiatives leading to the repopulation of islands and remote rural communities could be replicated across Scotland – with adequate financial and community backing.

Integrated approach to repopulating remote areas

Published on Friday, 7th August 2020

International initiatives leading to the repopulation of islands and remote rural communities could be replicated across Scotland – with adequate financial and community backing.

The quest to tackle obesity in the UK by banning ‘buy one get one free’ (BOGOF) promotions will have a modest impact on the consumption of junk food, according to a senior economist.

No silver bullet in the fight against obesity

Published on Wednesday, 5th August 2020

The quest to tackle obesity in the UK by banning ‘buy one get one free’ (BOGOF) promotions will have a modest impact on the consumption of junk food, according to a senior economist.

SRUC research hits Netflix

SRUC research hits Netflix

Published on Wednesday, 5th August 2020

An animal behaviourist at SRUC features in a new Netflix series showcasing research using facial recognition technology to detect different emotional states in pigs.

The farmers explore ideas through regular group discussion

Soil discussion group drives sustainable change

Published on Wednesday, 5th August 2020

Five farmers in the East of Scotland are getting their heads together on how to revitalise soil health to achieve more sustainable farming and profit.

New ‘lifeline’ for show garden

New ‘lifeline’ for show garden

Published on Monday, 3rd August 2020

Garden Design students at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have breathed new life into their show garden which was originally designed for Gardening Scotland.

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