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Blooming Borders!

SRUC Oatridge Horticulture Lecturer Grant Skillen recently helped to judge gardens for “Peebles In Bloom 2021” along with Dawyck Botanic Garden  Assistant Curator Thomas Gifford.          ...

What a View!

Not a bad view from the Office!

Euan Stoddart, an SVQ3 Oatridge student, works at Stirling Castle, and has a pretty enviable view from his office!   Euan joined Historic Scotland in 2019 as an Apprentice Gardener...

Getting it done at Moredun!

Horticulture Lecturer Grant Skillen’s National Certificate in Horticulture and Garden Design students from Oatridge Campus recently completed a longrunning  interior planting project at Moredun Research Institute. The project first began...

Vet Care Assistant Student Ceara crouching in dark blue Vet Scrubs and petting a black dog

Ceara Follows her Dreams

Having worked on a stable yard since the age of 12, Ceara Anderson wanted to study something which involved animals. She had heard about SRUC from friends who had studied Animal...

Vet Care Assistant Student Laura standing outside the Vet Surgery in Mintlaw

From Marketing to Mintlaw

  After graduating with an MA in Business Economics with Marketing from the University of Dundee, Laura Rotheray worked in various roles including ten years at Aberdeenshire Council. However, when...

Nikki McKinnel at SRUC Craibstone crouching in her vet scrubs and tartan boots to place a stethoscope on a large dog that is looking up at her

From Vehicle Spraying to Veterinary Caring

After working as a vehicle body sprayer for many years, animal lover Nikki Mckinnell took the opportunity to return to study after raising her two sons – now 11 and...

From Shooting Stars to Shooting for the Stars

After a high-flying career as a press photographer – which saw her hanging out of helicopters and climbing church bell towers to get the perfect image – Horticulture student Julie...

Student Ian Armstrong, part of the winning team, smiling with his sheep dog sitting in front of him and his staff behind him.

Students Pool Skills to Win UK Agricultural Competition

Five students from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have won a UK-wide agricultural competition after Covid-19 restrictions allowed them to enter online for the first time. The Farm Planner competition, run...

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My Honour’s Project by Darren Smith

Environmental Management student Darren Smith is in his 4th year at the SRUC Edinburgh campus and has just finished his dissertation. Here, Darren shares the topic he chose for his...

SRUC Edinburgh Student FAQs

Student Ambassador Jillian Gordon shares advice and useful links for support and campus information for SRUC Edinburgh students, whether you are starting with us in September or you’re a current...