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Squirrel Appreciation Day

The 21st January is Squirrel Appreciation day (oh yes it is #squirrelappreciationday) so we thought we would gather a few fun facts: Their scientific name is Sciurus vulgaris. There are...

Dalmation with spiders painted on her spots.

Cutest pet day

Calling all pet lovers – We’re hosting a photo competition on January 14th for your cutest pets. Share your pictures with us on our Facebook pages and tag them with...

Collage of all the advent pictures

SRUC Advent Calendar: 24th December

From all of us here at SRUC, have a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!

Stone wall with snow and Christmas stockings

SRUC Advent Calendar: 16th December

The rural skills course helps students take the ‘first step on the ladder’ in reaching their full potential and prepare them for our higher level courses. Specifically designed to attract...

Three variations of Poinsettias

SRUC Advent Calendar: 12th December

Did you know that December 12th is Poinsettia day? The day marks the death of J.R. Poinsett, an American botanist who sent cutting of the poinsettia plant he discovered in southern Mexico...

SRUC and Edinburgh college venture to Guatemala to explore parntnership opportunities

SRUC Ventures to Guatemala to Explore Partnership Opportunities

Hannah Earle-Payne, programme and team leader of the Agriculture department, represented SRUC when visiting Guatemala on November 15 and 16. SRUC ventured with Edinburgh College to visited key stakeholders to...

11 cows in a field wearing Christmas hats

SRUC Advent Calendar: December 11th

Well-trained biological scientists are in great demand by today’s innovative bioscience companies, which make a significant contribution to the economy both in Scotland and the UK and animal scientists will...

A wintry landscape scene

SRUC Advent Calendar: December 10th

I am dreaming of a white Christmas… Are you? 1 in 6 Christmases in Scotland are white Christmases. And I personally love it.  It contributes to the overall atmosphere at...

A dog being looked after by vet nursing students

SRUC Advent Calendar: December 9th

Veterinary Nursing is a career that involves caring for a wide variety of animals; mainly dogs, cats, rabbits and other small mammals, as well as birds, reptiles and horses. Some nurses may...

Wind turbines

SRUC Advent Calendar: 7th December

There is a greater public awareness of environmental issues, and organisations are increasingly required to address environmental impact through legislation. World leaders have recognised that exploiting natural resources to a...