Barony

New Entrants to Farming

The Scottish Government is committed to developing opportunities to encourage new entrants into the farming industry. A government working group, Farming Opportunities for New Entrants (FONE), has begun work and...

Think Green Whilst You Spring Clean

If January resolutions weren’t a big enough shake up, here comes national Spring Cleaning day! Everyone has that one pile. The pile that builds up on the spare dining room...

candidates in front of harvester

Pioneering Forest Machine Operator courses a success

The latest Forest Machine Operator Skills Development course delivered by the established partnership of UKFPA, the Barony campus at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), John Deere Forestry and Forestry Commission Scotland...

Veterinary Nurses gain invaluable experience

First year Veterinary Nursing students at  Barony shared their knowledge with an audience of school pupils, students and staff with a presentation as part of their graded unit assessment. The...

Sophie in lab

Press for Progress film competition

Lights… Cameras … Action … The 8th of March is International Women’s Day and with Scotland’s Women in Agriculture Task Force SRUC is planning to promote #PressforProgress by launching a...

Craig Trewern

Craig Trewern

Craig Trewern (31) from St Andrews came to SRUC Elmwood to study Hospitality after recommendations from family and friends about the well equipped facilities and pro-active teaching team. Craig, who...

Amie Routledge at Gardening Scotland

Amie Routledge – Garden Design HND

Amie studied architecture at Newcastle University and had worked in a commercial practice for a number of years. After qualifying, Amie found that architecture failed to fulfil her creative drive...

Donald Ferguson

Donald Ferguson, BSc (HONS) Horticulture

Donald Ferguson had previously spent 7 years abroad so when he returned home he wanted to be involved in an industry away from the office environment. He was always interested...

Mark Robertson

Mark Robertson

Mark Robertson, 32, used to work as bar staff for many years before changing paths to study HNC/HND Animal Care at SRUC Barony and progressing to University to study Animal biosciences with...

Amber Jardine

Amber Jardine – Change your path

Amber Jardine, originally from Dallas, enrolled on the HND Countryside Management course at SRUC after holding high powered positions at the Bank of America in Texas and more recently at...