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News published May 2019

Barry Bryson

Barry a true Montevideo star

Published on Wednesday, 22nd May 2019

A former SRUC student has recently returned from Uruguay, where he represented Scotland in a series of mouth-watering events hosted by the British Embassy.

Promote locally sourced food and drink

£104k to promote locally sourced food and drink

Published on Wednesday, 22nd May 2019

Funding has been granted to initiatives across Scotland to help celebrate Scotland’s regional food and drink industries.

Elma Murray, Margaret Khnichich and Annette Bruton

Board makes history

Published on Tuesday, 21st May 2019

The appointment of three new “outstanding” non-executive directors means that, for the first time in its history, Scotland’s Rural College will have a 50:50 gender split on its board.

Lucas alonso spring with landward presenter arlene stuart news

Cupar to Canada

Published on Friday, 17th May 2019

Two students are heading more than 3,000 miles to work on an exclusive Canadian island after completing courses at Scotland’s Rural College.

Food security students visit a tea plantation in Kenya

Into Africa

Published on Thursday, 16th May 2019

Food security students travelled to Kenya to learn about food production and distribution, as well as retailing, poverty and malnutrition, in developing countries.

Lifeline not a luxury

Lifeline, not a luxury

Published on Tuesday, 14th May 2019

Air travel is a ‘lifeline, not a luxury’ for people living and working in the Highlands and Islands, according to a new report.

Beefing up breeding programmes

Beefing up breeding programmes

Published on Tuesday, 14th May 2019

Cattle breeding needs to adapt to changing market demands, a senior beef consultant will tell farmers ahead of this year’s national Beef Expo event. 

Eily Andrews at the Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary

Straight from the horse’s mouth

Published on Friday, 10th May 2019

Equine Studies students got a chance to learn straight from the horse’s mouth on a study tour of the Scottish Borders.

Protein replacement poses challenge

Protein replacement poses challenge

Published on Thursday, 9th May 2019

Capacities for completely replacing animal protein in the human diet are limited and would require “major changes” in the structure of global agricultural food systems, according to new research.

Driving forward low carbon farming

Driving forward low-carbon farming

Published on Wednesday, 8th May 2019

A new farmer-led initiative is aiming to drive low-carbon, environmentally sustainable farming practices in Scotland.

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