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News published January 2017

Beach clean

SRUC Oatridge students adopt a beach in national campaign to clean up the coastline

Published on Tuesday, 31st January 2017

A group of Animal Care students from the Oatridge campus have adopted a stretch of local beach at Blackness as part of the Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) national Beachwatch program.

John Forster of SAC Consulting’s Campbeltown office who led the Campbeltown Milk Quality Improvement Project

Innovative milk project shortlisted for Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards

Published on Monday, 30th January 2017

Consultants and researchers behind an innovative project which improved milk quality and boosted cheese yield have been shortlisted for the prestigious Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards.

Students with a bagpiper on Burns Night

Students embrace #ScotlandWelcomesTheWorld campaign

Published on Monday, 23rd January 2017

Staff and students across SRUC's six campuses have been queuing up to sign Welcome Walls to celebrate the international community.

Poppy Frater

Poppy Frater joins Beef and Sheep Select team

Published on Wednesday, 18th January 2017

Poppy Frater has joined SRUC’s Beef and Sheep Select team, based in the St Boswells Office, to focus on grass management and sheep production.

Ashley Stamper and Sarah Haughey with Mike Wijnberg at the Oxford Farming Conference.

Oxford means early start for SRUC students

Published on Wednesday, 18th January 2017

For two fourth year Agriculture students, new year meant three long but rewarding days at the Oxford Farming Conference.

Oxford Real Farming Conference

Christine Watson speaks at “alternative” Oxford Farming Conference

Published on Wednesday, 18th January 2017

Aberdeen-based Professor Christine Watson, Team Leader Soil Science, was one of the keynote speakers at the “alternative” event to the Oxford Farming Conference.

John Campbell

SRUC Fellow John Campbell knighted in New Year honours

Published on Wednesday, 18th January 2017

Glenrath Farms founder John Campbell – an Honorary Fellow of SRUC – was delighted to be knighted in the recent New Year honours list.

Fife Flyers ice hockey team captain Ryan Dingle was a recent visitor to Elmwood.

Captain Ryan Dingle brings his puck to Elmwood

Published on Wednesday, 18th January 2017

Fife Flyers ice hockey team captain Ryan Dingle recently visited Elmwood Campus to speak to students on the importance of lifelong learning, healthy eating and nutrition.

Lamb with swollen knees

Free tests offered in survey of joint disease in new-born lambs

Published on Wednesday, 18th January 2017

With anecdotal evidence of an increase in “joint-ill” - a disease affecting the joints of young lambs - investigators from SRUC are offering free post mortem tests to sheep farmers and their vets.

Claire Simonetta

SRUC Ayr student shortlisted for British Education Awards

Published on Monday, 9th January 2017

A high-flying student from the Ayr Campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has been shortlisted for another national education award – just weeks after being named Agricultural Student of the Year.

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