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Latest Rural Policy Centre podcast focuses on COP26

The latest episode of SRUC’s Rural Policy Podcast is now available, focusing on the challenges facing the upcoming Conference of the Parties (COP26).…

  • SRUC
  • 05/10/2021
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Urban greenspace benefits deprived and ethnic minority communities

While urban greenspace is often associated with improved mental health, new research has found the benefits are dependent on the characteristics of the population using the space - and their proximity to it.…

  • SRUC
  • 21/09/2021
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Survey finds support for widening land ownership

Nearly three quarters of people in Scotland support widening ownership of both urban and rural land, a public survey has found.…

  • SRUC
  • 14/05/2021
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Call for post-lockdown action in rural areas

Many more rural residents will be at risk of poverty and financial hardship after lockdown ends unless action is taken, a new study has warned.…

  • SRUC
  • 07/05/2021
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Review highlights holes in rabbit legislation

Although bunnies are a symbol of Easter and the third most popular pet in the UK, a review by SRUC shows they are under-represented in most legislation.…

  • SRUC
  • 03/04/2021
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Integrated approach to repopulating remote areas

International initiatives leading to the repopulation of islands and remote rural communities could be replicated across Scotland – with adequate financial and community backing.…

  • SRUC
  • 07/08/2020
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New approaches needed to boost productivity in Scottish agriculture

Scottish agriculture may need to adopt some “radical” approaches to maintain productivity growth and enhance its resilience.…

  • SRUC
  • 23/04/2020
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Moor value

Researchers from SRUC have contributed to a new publication looking at the future of Scotland’s moorlands.…

  • SRUC
  • 12/03/2020
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Beefing up efficiency

There is ‘considerable opportunity’ to improve the efficiency of the beef sector in Scotland, according to new research published by Scotland’s Rural College.…

  • SRUC
  • 11/03/2020
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Call for policy makers to protect pollinators

Pollinating insects could thrive if improvements are made to agri-environment schemes across Europe, a new study led by Scotland’s Rural College has found.…

  • SRUC
  • 17/02/2020
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Debate offers policy makers food for thought

Scotland could learn much from the Nordic countries when it comes to sustainable food production and lowering the rate of child obesity.…

  • SRUC
  • 21/01/2020
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Getting to know gamekeepers

While they play an important part in the management activities of large areas of Scotland, little is known about the daily lives of gamekeepers and their attitudes, motivations and behaviours.…

  • SRUC
  • 19/12/2019
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