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News published January 2016

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World Class Research Facility to be Built in Midlothian

Published on Wednesday, 27th January 2016

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) will be relocating its poultry research unit from Ayrshire to Midlothian.

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Fingers Crossed for SRUC Students Shortlisted for National Awards

Published on Wednesday, 27th January 2016

Six talented SRUC students have been shortlisted for the Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards run by Lantra.

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Ambitious Plans for Scotland’s Organic Food and Farming – Action Plan 2016-2020

Published on Wednesday, 27th January 2016

An ambitious action plan helping organic food and farming build a more sustainable future, regenerate the rural economy and conserve biodiversity and natural resources has been launched for Scotland.

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SRUC’s New Head of Farms Relishes the Challenge

Published on Wednesday, 27th January 2016

SRUC’s new Head of Farms Dr Martin Kennerley is looking forward to getting to grips with the college’s network of farms as he takes up his role this month.

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SRUC Experts Help Investigate One of Europe’s Largest Sperm Whale Strandings

Published on Wednesday, 27th January 2016

Experts from SRUC’s Scottish Marine Stranding Scheme (SMASS) were called upon when 12 whales were stranded on the Wadden Islands off the coast of the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark.

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SRUC Students Discover New Species on Aberdeen Campus

Published on Wednesday, 27th January 2016

Countryside Management students at Scotland’s Rural College in Aberdeen have recently discovered that they’re sharing their campus with some new neighbours – pine martens!

Rafael Silva

Eating less meat might not be the way to go green, say researchers

Published on Wednesday, 27th January 2016

Reduced meat consumption might not lower greenhouse gas emissions from one of the world’s biggest beef producing regions, new research has found.

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Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane? No! It’s Super-B!

Published on Wednesday, 27th January 2016

Farmers are being asked to share their views on crop pollination as part of a Europe-wide research project.

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SRUC Reaches Marketing Awards Shortlist

Published on Wednesday, 13th January 2016

SRUC has been shortlisted for a prestigious College Development Network Marketing Award - under the category of ‘Promotional Literature’, for the 2016 Prospectus.

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A Journey through Genetics and Genomics

Published on Wednesday, 13th January 2016

The importance of genomics and genetics in livestock breeding were highlighted at SRUC’s recent professorial lectures.

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