Rural Policy Centre
Established in 2007, the Rural Policy Centre is unique in the UK.
New policy spotlight: ‘Free’ Farrowing: Exploring different international farrowing regulations, industry- and market-led initiatives
This policy spotlight by Dr Emma Baxter summarises the current political situation globally relating to farrowing crate regulations, as well as industry-led initiatives that show the trend towards investment in temporary crating systems.
The Centre operates as a focus for research and knowledge exchange work in rural policy, informing and contributing to policy debates through:
- Conducting research projects
- Issuing regular briefings based on recent research and policy developments
- Organising high profile events
Through our work, we aim to improve understandings of rural Scotland and to raise its profile nationally and internationally.
Learn more about our work through the links below.
About the Rural Policy Centre
Our Rural Policy Centre is a knowledge hub for rural Scotland. Spanning SRUC, we engage with our consultants, educators and researchers to harness the latest rural knowledge.
Rural Policy Centre research & analysis
Our research and analysis results in a broad range of projects for the Rural Policy Centre.
Rural policy resources
The Rural Policy Centre's publications are organised into four themes, Environment & climate; Land use & land reform; Food, health & wellbeing; Rural economies & communities.
Rural Policy events
The Rural Policy Centre hosts a range of events for industry and stakeholders.
Find out more about our services
Have a look at our latest news articles to find out more about our research activities and impact across the globe.