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News published August 2020

SRUC's eight Challenge Change Fellows

Rising to the challenge

Published on Monday, 31st August 2020

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has appointed eight new academic fellows to lead the organisation on some of the biggest challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century.

A new concordant takes a partnership approach to dealing with contentious wildlife management issues such as sea eagle impacts on livestock (image by RSPB)

New pledge to share wildlife management

Published on Thursday, 27th August 2020

SRUC has pledged to help deliver effective wildlife management across Scotland.

SRUC student John Thoumire live streamed interviews from a Russian flower show

From Russia with Lovage

Published on Wednesday, 26th August 2020

A Garden Design student at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) was invited to co-host Instagram live stream videos from a prestigious garden festival – in Russia.


Scottish tea growers seeking perfect blend

Published on Tuesday, 25th August 2020

When you think about where your morning cuppa comes from, you might not picture a plantation in the heart of the Scottish landscape.

Dolphin eating fish

Prey depletion threatens health of marine mammals

Published on Tuesday, 25th August 2020

The link between reductions in the numbers and quality of fish and squid and the health of marine mammals that feed upon them in parts of northern European waters has been highlighted in a new report.

Dairy cow

SRUC calls on dairy farmers to help with disease study

Published on Monday, 24th August 2020

Farmers are being asked to help with a project researching the prevalence of an infectious condition in Scottish dairy herds.

The project aims to guarantee the provenance of oats

Six Scottish farms collaborate to develop gluten-free oat supply chain

Published on Thursday, 20th August 2020

The market opportunity for gluten free oats drove six Aberdeenshire farmers to investigate a new supply chain that guarantees provenance, assurance and full traceability.

Eve Hanks will make her semi-final pitch in September

Eve enjoys more success

Published on Thursday, 20th August 2020

An SRUC Veterinary investigations officer is enjoying more success with her new company MI:RNA.

Four former SRUC students up for national award

Four former SRUC students up for national award

Published on Wednesday, 19th August 2020

Four former SRUC students – including one who now works for SAC Consulting – are among the finalists in this year’s British Farming Awards.

Seabuckthorn is among the alternative crops being used in new food products

Sustainable food is key to economic recovery

Published on Tuesday, 18th August 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic could accelerate sustainable food trends, according to a consultant at SAC Consulting – part of SRUC.

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