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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...

Gus Routlege with SRUC alum Simon Ritchie and Michaela Strachan from Autumnwatch

Learning Through Doing

With both radio and TV appearances during his student days at SRUC’s Craibstone campus in Aberdeen, Gus Routledge was already making a name for himself before he graduated with a...

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A Passion for Poultry.

SRUC Oatridge librarian Lesley Reade tells us about her passion for poultry. We have all had what I can say a bizarre year, where little things like my chickens, dogs...

Composting Chicken Manure

As we celebrate Compost Week in the same week that National Poultry Day falls, we thought it would be ideal to talk about how to utilise chicken manure for your...

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Studies Keep on Flowing

Alexander Paterson is studying for a Masters degree in Sustainable Water Environments – covering everything from marine to river environments, including mapping and conservation – after graduating with a first-class...

Vet nurse assistant Sharon Burrows with three of her dogs Abra, Sorrel and Fera

Vets’ Pet Drama

Vet nurses from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have been getting hands-on experience of animal surgery – after their own pets fell ill. Sharon Burrows and Megan Davidson, who are studying...

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Christmas Cat Crisis for Vet Nurse

Veterinary Nursing student Megan Davidson had her very own pet crisis during the Christmas holidays when her cat needed major surgery. Luckily, the 33-year-old from Aberdeenshire who is studying for...

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Kathryn’s Journey into Journalism

  SRUC alumni fill many vocational niches across the ‘natural economy’, perhaps the most well-known being farming. However, not all Agriculture graduates go on to become farmers. Kathryn Dick, who...

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Sustainability in the Spirits Industry

Graeme Jarron is an Agriculture graduate from SRUC’s Aberdeen campus and is the Director of Ogilvy Spirits in Angus. He says that sustainability is an important part of the Scottish...

Alumni Jill Brown holding a bottle of her AVVA Gin

Crafting Rural Business Resilience: From Gin to Hand Sanitizer

Jill Brown studied Rural Business Management at SRUC Aberdeen, and is the owner and founder of Moray Distillery, producing award-winning Scottish gin. The Covid pandemic has thrown challenges at everyone,...