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News published July 2020

Tom Karas has seen many changes during his 40 years at Barony.

Forestry lecturer takes his leaf

Published on Thursday, 30th July 2020

A popular forestry lecturer is retiring from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) more than 40 years after being appointed to develop and deliver forestry courses.

The graduates from the 2019-20 rural leadership programme

Virtual programme will boost leadership skills

Published on Wednesday, 29th July 2020

Rural business owners or managers looking to develop their management skills and grow their companies are invited to join the Rural Leadership Programme.

Greenhouse gas guru Frank M Mitloehne will lead a climate change webinar

Greenhouse gas guru debates cows versus cars

Published on Tuesday, 28th July 2020

A global greenhouse gas specialist from California will lead a webinar looking at the role of livestock in the debate about climate change and greenhouse gas emissions.

SRUC’s Kirkton has been named a Focus Farm by the Beef Shorthorn Cattle Society

Kirkton named Beef Shorthorn Cattle Society Focus Farm

Published on Monday, 27th July 2020

Introducing Beef Shorthorn to a suckler herd at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has added an essential hardiness to cope with the extreme conditions at its Perthshire-based research farm.

The new report shows the value of Scotland’s natural economy

Scotland’s natural economy valued at over £29 billion per annum

Published on Thursday, 23rd July 2020

A new report has defined and detailed for the first time the value of the ‘natural economy’ to Scotland’s overall economic output, finding it represents more than a fifth of the nation’s economy.

CTLGH’s ten-year vision details its support for tropical livestock development

Tropical livestock centre publishes ten-year vision

Published on Wednesday, 22nd July 2020

A livestock genetic research organisation involving SRUC has published its ten-year vision to support tropical livestock development and the lives of people who rely on them for food and income.

New degrees at Scotland’s Rural College will focus on the sustainable natural economy

New degrees to support economic recovery

Published on Tuesday, 21st July 2020

New courses which will equip students to support the country’s economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic are being offered at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) from September.

SAC consultant Morvern McArthur with Chris Cameron of Strone Monitor farm

Social network

Published on Monday, 20th July 2020

Social cohesion, leadership and support networks are at the heart of the success of Scotland’s Monitor Farm Project, according to a new report.

The bursary will support those changing career into forestry

New bursary at Barony

Published on Monday, 20th July 2020

The Royal Scottish Forestry Society and Richard Davidson have created a new bursary to support those changing career into forestry.

Anstruther in Fife is one of the communities in Scotland which has received LEADER funding

Scotland should take the lead from EU initiative

Published on Friday, 17th July 2020

A review of a European Union rural development programme in Scotland has recommended the continuation of a ‘refreshed’ approach post-Brexit.

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