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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...

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Digging the Horticultural Practices Module

Horticulture with Plantsmanship student Anna Ciborowska shares her excitement at being able to take part in practical work as part of the Horticulture Practices module at the Royal Botanic Gardens...

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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...

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A Love of Nature Leads to a New Career Path

When Catriona Cooper turned to bird watching to help her cope with losing her beloved grandmother, she realised her skills were more suited to working outdoors than in a pub...

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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...

A SRUCcessful Farming Business

SRUC Edinburgh PhD student Jillian Gordon introduces us to Hillhead of Covington, a family run business with an SRUC connection. Hillhead of Covington is a dairy farm milking 400 Holstein...

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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...

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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,...