Agriculture

MA Land-based Engineering: “I really contribute to all areas of the business”

Mathew Howie currently works at J T Walkers Agricultural Engineering , completing his Modern Apprenticeship with SRUC in Land-Based Engineering (Agricultural Machinery). Mathew said “I was interested in tractors from...

MA Agriculture: Practical experience is the key to success

Sine has successfully completed her Modern Apprenticeship SVQ in Agriculture and is now working towards her SVQ in Livestock at SCQF Level 6. Sine has been shortlisted for the Agriculture...

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...

Snowdrops

Researching and Protecting the Environment at SRUC

The importance of the environment is increasingly recognised in society and includes issues such as climate change, land management, habitat loss, pollution control, sustainable development and energy conservation. We are...

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...

NFU Mutual Charitable Trust Post-Graduate Bursary

Craig Simpson –  Recipient -Case Study Craig Simpson, who lives and works on the family farm in Dirleton, East Lothian, talks about how winning the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust Post-Graduate...

Aberdeen Degree Students’ Egg-celent Visit

  Degree students from SRUC Aberdeen campus enjoy an insightful visit to Farmlay Eggs       First week back from the Christmas holidays and the students of SRUC Aberdeen...

Katie with a lamb

From Spray Tans to Crop Spraying

SRUC Edinburgh Campus Officer Katie Dubarry took the leap from working in the beauty industry to studying for a degree in Agriculture at SRUC. Cultivate finds out from Katie what...

Angus Ferguson, Agricultural Consultant

“Like many people leaving school I didn’t have a clue what I wanted to do with my life. I decided to take a year out before applying for courses and,...

SRUC Advent Calendar: 15th December

The Organic food and farming sector within Europe is continuing to develp in response to governmental Action Plans and CAP policy development. The organic sector requires highly trained individuals to work...