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Keep pastures like new

Published: Wednesday, 18th July 2018 in SAC Consulting news

A sheep expert at SAC Consulting, part of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), has been taking livestock farmers through the principles of how to make the most of pasture quality.

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An opportunity worth milking

Published: Tuesday, 17th July 2018 in Research at SRUC news

Scotland’s Rural College is to host a course designed to help dairy entrepreneurs become the cream of the crop.

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Caroline relishing new director role

Published: Monday, 16th July 2018 in News news

The newly appointed Director of Marketing, Digital and Communications at Scotland’s Rural College is relishing the challenge of giving SRUC “a distinctive and powerful voice”.

Willow spiling, a technique which sees living willow woven together to form flexible structures on the banks of rivers and streams

Stemming the tide

Published: Monday, 16th July 2018 in SAC Consulting news

‘Green engineering’ techniques that help to stabilise river banks and halt the erosion of fields are to be showcased at a free event organised by the Scottish Government’s Farm Advisory Service (FAS).

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Andy honoured with special award

Published: Tuesday, 10th July 2018 in SAC Consulting news

The parents of a popular member of Scotland’s Rural College staff who died suddenly last summer attended last week’s graduation ceremony to accept a special award posthumously on their son’s behalf.

Beef cattle

Farmers urged to consider importance of biosecurity in cattle housing

Published: Monday, 9th July 2018 in SAC Consulting news

Biosecurity is a key consideration when it comes to housing beef cattle.

Ailidh reed

Graduates continue heritage of successful careers

Published: Friday, 6th July 2018 in Alumni and Friends news

From a visitor centre manager on the “Queen of the Hebrides” to a surveyor with a leading environmental consultancy.

Young Farmer crown

Neilson rates highest to claim first Young Farmer crown

Published: Monday, 2nd July 2018 in Alumni and Friends news

The inaugural Young Farmer of the Year award turned out to be a six-way battle of SRUC alumni.

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How we stole the Royal Highland Show

Published: Monday, 2nd July 2018 in About SRUC news

More than 2,200 visitors “tasted greatness” as the Scotland’s Rural College mobile sensory lab made its debut at this year’s Royal Highland Show.

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Minister meets young apprentices

Published: Monday, 2nd July 2018 in Study at SRUC news

Scotland’s Minister for Employability and Training has welcomed a new partnership between SRUC and East Lothian Council to give secondary school pupils the chance to work in SRUC’s laboratories.

Prizegiving 2018

Prize students take plaudits

Published: Thursday, 28th June 2018 in Study at SRUC news

Hardworking students have been presented with certificates and prizes at the annual awards ceremony at the Barony Campus of Scotland’s Rural College in front of an audience of friends and family.

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Lecturer Masters the Golf Course

Published: Thursday, 28th June 2018 in Study at SRUC news

A professional golf lecturer at Scotland’s Rural College has drawn on over 25 years of experience and a lifetime’s passion for the game to help students aiming to continue their studies in the US.

Workers release

Film highlights ‘human story’ of migrant workforce

Published: Monday, 25th June 2018 in Rural Policy Centre news

A short film highlighting the “human story” behind Scottish agriculture’s seasonal migrant workforce has been unveiled by SRUC’s Rural Policy Centre.

Beef cows in the sun

SAC Consulting to deliver £5.7 million BVD project

Published: Friday, 22nd June 2018 in SAC Consulting news

SAC Consulting, part of Scotland’s Rural College, will deliver a major project aimed at stamping out Bovine Viral Diarrhoea.

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