SRUC

Consulting and Commercial

Ireland’s remote working hubs network could benefit Scotland

Researchers at SRUC have been awarded nearly £12,500 to look at the development of more than 300 remote working hubs in rural Ireland over the past decade and explore the scope for a similar model in Scotland. …

  • SRUC
  • 12/02/2024
Read more

£100k research project to explore agricultural policy impacts on island communities

SRUC has been awarded a £100k research grant to gather the views of island communities in Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides on the forthcoming agricultural and land use policy changes.…

  • SRUC
  • 09/01/2024
Read more

Potato producers’ conference aims to build resilience for UK sector

Organised by SRUC, the 25th annual conference of the SAC Association of Potato Producers (SACAPP) will take place on Wednesday, 24 January 2024.…

  • SRUC
  • 13/12/2023
Read more

New partnership offers carbon literacy accreditation to future-proof agricultural, food and land-based businesses.

A new, innovative partnership is set to deliver opportunities for people operating in the agricultural, food and drink, and land-based sectors to gain a recognised qualification in carbon literacy to future proof their business and support Scotland’s net-zero ambitions.…

  • SRUC
  • 20/11/2023
Read more

Farmers’ handbook highlights volatile farm output prices

Price levels for the main farm outputs have been volatile in the last year according to the latest edition of the Farm Management Handbook. …

  • SRUC
  • 25/10/2023
Read more

Capturing impact and evidence through collecting data on-farms

At times it feels that the agriculture industry is under more pressure than ever before. Production costs have increased dramatically, while output prices have very rarely followed suit. …

  • Huw Jones
  • 16/10/2023
Read more

Measuring biodiversity in Scotland

A new report on approaches to measuring biodiversity in Scotland was published by the Scottish Government last month. The report was written by a team at SRUC and SAC Consulting after reviewing a range of existing biodiversity metrics and engaging interested parties across the key policy areas.…

  • Julia Mccarthy
  • 09/10/2023
Read more

Food Biodiversity: Reflecting on our past to reshape our future. Lessons from the world.

The lack of food source diversity poses a risk to society, health, and nature as climate change, social and economic changes, and natural disasters impact us globally. Farmers and ecosystems are also at risk, threatening the crucial food biodiversity and security we rely on.…

  • Ceri Ritchie and Luisa Riascos
  • 26/09/2023
Read more

SRUC Theatre “must visit” destination at Scottish Smallholder Festival

The 2023 Scottish Smallholder Festival will feature an SRUC Theatre as part of the seminar programme providing a professional and hands-on education for smallholders attending the event. …

  • SRUC
  • 25/09/2023
Read more

Talking hemp – the super crop

A new podcast, released today by Scotland’s Rural College’s Rural Policy Centre, looks at why so few farmers are currently growing hemp in Scotland.…

  • SRUC
  • 21/09/2023
Read more

Former Agriculture student wins £1k Norvite Scholarship

A former Agriculture student from SRUC has been awarded a Norvite Scholarship, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.…

  • SRUC
  • 20/09/2023
Read more

Eurofins enters new partnership with SRUC

Eurofins Agro Testing is now leading the soil, forage and plant pathology laboratory at SRUC and will work in partnership with SAC Consulting to strengthen and develop its agricultural testing service across the UK. …

  • SRUC
  • 11/09/2023
Read more