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News published October 2017

Joanna holds up award at ceremony

Joanna hailed a ‘farming hero’: SRUC student picks up top industry award

Published on Friday, 20th October 2017

A student at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has been hailed a “British Farming Hero” for helping to draw attention to the issue of mental wellbeing in agriculture.

Students at farm hearing from staff member

Students flock to Kirkton & Auchtertyre to help with their studies

Published on Thursday, 19th October 2017

A wide range of SRUC students have been making good use of the SRUC’s Kirkton & Auchtertyre research farms, near Crianlarich, this autumn.

Will Blair's drone

Flying high in Arkansas

Published on Thursday, 19th October 2017

While most students spend the summer months on holiday, SRUC Rural Business Management student Will Blair was flying drones in Arkansas, USA!

Principal Wayne Powell, Student Association President Gemma Jones, and HR Director Gavin Macgregor.

SRUC launches new three-year drive to build awareness of mental ill health

Published on Wednesday, 11th October 2017

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has launched a new three-year healthy learning and wellbeing strategy to support staff and students to improve productivity and learning.

James Fairlie poses in field

Former student named as Young Farmer of the Year

Published on Wednesday, 11th October 2017

Former SRUC student James Fairlie has been named Young Farmer of the Year in the prestigious Farmers Weekly annual awards.

Headshot of Andrew Lacey

SRUC welcomes new head of SAC Consulting Solutions

Published on Wednesday, 11th October 2017

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Lacey as the new Head of SAC Consulting Solutions.

herd of dairy cows resting in field on sunny day

Award winning Scottish research could pave the way for ‘low-emission cattle’

Published on Wednesday, 11th October 2017

A Scottish study that potentially paves the way for the breeding of low-emission livestock has won an internationally respected research prize.

Two men pose with award

Lutz Bunger receives prestigious EAAP Leroy livestock science award

Published on Wednesday, 11th October 2017

Lutz Bunger, Emeritus Professor at SRUC, has been awarded the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP) prestigious Leroy Award 2017 for his outstanding contribution to livestock science.

Volunteers take ample from dead whale

SMASS attend whale stranding near Ardentinny

Published on Wednesday, 11th October 2017

The Scottish Marine Animal Strandings Scheme (SMASS) recently attended the Northern Bottlenose whale found near Ardentinny in Argyll and Bute.

Group gathered outside  SRUC building

Updates from SheepNet – the EU network on sheep productivity

Published on Wednesday, 11th October 2017

In the last six months, there has been a series of interesting developments in the EU network on sheep productivity – called SheepNet – in which SRUC is one of seven core partners.

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