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News published June 2020

Global food waste is a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions

Laying waste to food waste

Published on Monday, 29th June 2020

Food waste could be reduced by a review of current food safety regulations and changes in labelling, researchers at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have said.

The new survey aims to improve productivity, efficiency and sustainability in beef and sheep production systems

Views sought on agri-tech

Published on Monday, 29th June 2020

Beef and sheep farmers, consultants, vets and researchers are being asked for their views on the use of modern technology.

Vet support

Practices needed to support vet nurse training

Published on Friday, 26th June 2020

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is set to become a centre of excellence for the training veterinary nurses in the north east with the introduction of new courses.

SRUC Veterinary Services staff are working with colleagues at Moredun to assist with Covid-19 testing

SRUC supporting NHS with Covid-19 testing

Published on Friday, 26th June 2020

SRUC is working with Moredun Research Institute to support the NHS by providing extra capacity for vital testing of samples within their laboratory facilities at Pentlands Science Park in Midlothian.

Respecting rural diversity

Respecting rural diversity

Published on Wednesday, 24th June 2020

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has cemented its commitment to diversity by signing the Agrespect pledge.


Taking an alternative approach to crops

Published on Tuesday, 23rd June 2020

Experts are investigating ways to create new foods and related products from alternative crops to maximise the use of locally produced food and drink.

Fruit and vegetables

‘Five a day’ at risk under no-deal Brexit

Published on Monday, 22nd June 2020

The UK faces a shortage of fruit and vegetables under a no-deal Brexit scenario unless new markets are found soon, experts at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have warned.

map of toilets in Scotland

Toilets closed - sorry for the inconvenience

Published on Sunday, 21st June 2020

The closure of public toilets during the coronavirus pandemic has caused great inconvenience – particularly in rural areas.


Scots farmers pessimistic over Brexit

Published on Friday, 19th June 2020

The new analysis found differences in the farm population which drive outlooks on Brexit.

Virtual meeting offers online tours of innovative Canola plots

Virtual meeting offers online tours of innovative Canola plots

Published on Wednesday, 17th June 2020

An online meeting will give an update of an innovative project exploring the possibility of growing organic oilseed rape (Canola) in Scotland.

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