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Raising a glass to climate change mitigation on vineyards

Led by scientists at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), researchers are investigating what the French viticultural sector are doing to mitigate climate change.…

  • SRUC
  • 31/01/2023
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Alpaca and llama owners urged to make their voices herd

The growing popularity of keeping llamas and alpacas has prompted the launch of a new initiative aimed at creating a better understanding of the camelid sector in Scotland. The project team has put together a short survey and is keen to speak to keepers who are interested in sharing their opinions further.…

  • SRUC
  • 30/01/2023
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2023 – a big year for biodiversity

SRUC’s Thriving Natural Capital Challenge Centre has been awarded a Natural Environment Research Council grant to focus on network building for nature positive projects - between Scottish biodiversity uplift programmes happening on the ground, and the investment and private finance sector. …

  • Hannah Rudman
  • 26/01/2023
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Agrecalc appoints first CEO

In a major step towards becoming a spin-out company, Agrecalc, the award-winning and market-leading carbon footprint tool developed by SAC Consulting together with SRUC researchers, has appointed its first chief executive.…

  • SRUC
  • 23/01/2023
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Self-charging implantable devices will improve chronic disease treatments

With chronic diseases being a leading cause of death, researchers at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) are involved in a study to develop technology which enables more accurate and efficient drug delivery.…

  • SRUC
  • 20/12/2022
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Pine needles offer key energy solution

A real Christmas tree is the centrepiece of many households’ festive decorations but apart from filling the room with a woody fragrance, pine needles have a key role to play in addressing challenges relating to energy.…

  • SRUC
  • 15/12/2022
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Research to unlock the potential of edible insects

With edible insects being hailed as a sustainable source of high protein food, researchers at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have been awarded more than £10k to develop a strategy for using them in animal feed.…

  • SRUC
  • 05/12/2022
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Highland scientists research global health risks for animals and humans

With climate change, Covid-19 and Avian Influenza posing risks to people, animals and the planet, scientists at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) are expanding their focus to help assess future public health threats.…

  • SRUC
  • 21/11/2022
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What can Scotland learn from Japan about island depopulation?

A cross-cultural research team comprised of both UK- and Japan-based researchers examine some specific strategies used on a small number of Japanese islands in order to understand the viability of using them to tackle depopulation trends in Scotland’s island communities.…

  • Luke Dilley and Jane Atterton
  • 16/11/2022
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Event to showcase smarter sheep science

Cutting edge science in sheep breeding will be presented at a free event near Edinburgh in early December 2022.…

  • SRUC
  • 16/11/2022
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New web portal launches with cost of living poll

Scotland’s rural and island communities can share their lived experiences of the cost of living crisis directly on a new public web portal launched today (Tuesday 8 November).…

  • SRUC
  • 08/11/2022
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Food and drink event for north east businesses

Businesses interested in learning about innovative food-and-drink-associated research in the north east of Scotland are invited to a free event later this month.…

  • SRUC
  • 02/11/2022
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