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News published May 2020

Consultant Séamus Murphy raises £2k from solo marathon

Consultant raises £2k after running Liverpool Marathon in Glasgow

Published on Friday, 29th May 2020

A consultant at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has raised more than £2000 for a mental health charity after running the Liverpool Marathon – in Glasgow.

The great SRUC virtual country show invites entries in nine categories

Roll up for virtual country show

Published on Friday, 29th May 2020

Those missing the sights, sounds and smells of the traditional country show and the thrill of winning a rosette will soon be able to enjoy the next best thing.

A virtual open day will offer applicants an insight into a new course in racehourse care

Virtual tour of new racehorse care course

Published on Wednesday, 27th May 2020

Equine students are being offered a virtual introduction to a new course aimed at those interested in a career in the horse racing industry.

SRUC joins global network

SRUC joins global network

Published on Tuesday, 26th May 2020

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has joined a network of universities across the world committed to sustainable, global development.

Agrecalc’s new soil sequestration module considers the role of soils and their management in carbon reduction

New soil sequestration module to reduce carbon footprint

Published on Friday, 22nd May 2020

A carbon footprint tool, which aims to help farmers reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, has been updated to include a soil sequestration module.

Agriculture students competed to create the best grassland plot using Yara fertiliser products

Grass act

Published on Thursday, 21st May 2020

Agriculture students at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) were challenged to be the ‘best in grass’ in a competition sponsored by fertiliser company Yara.

Free educational resources will help those who are home schooling during the coronavirus pandemic

Educational SEFARI

Published on Wednesday, 20th May 2020

Scottish research institutes are sharing educational activities and resources for teachers, parents and learners to use during the coronavirus pandemic.

A new survey aims to improve flock health in European sheep

Raising the baa on sheep health and nutrition

Published on Tuesday, 12th May 2020

A European sheep network is calling on farmers and others in the industry to share their challenges and needs in a bid to improve flock health, nutrition and management practices.

Horticulture lecturer Opal Rowe boxes up materials for students to work on at home

New tools for gardening classes

Published on Monday, 11th May 2020

Horticulture and garden design lecturers at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have been exploring innovative ways of teaching practical units during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Greenkeeping student Laura Sayer-Hall at Ardfin Golf Course on Jura

Back to earth

Published on Thursday, 7th May 2020

After visiting her sister on Jura last year, Greenkeeping student Laura Sayer-Hall fell in love with the Inner Hebridean island and quit her job to move there full-time.

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