Forestry and Arboriculture

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School pupils enjoyed a Taste of their Future at Barony

Over 170 school pupils gained the opportunity to try out different practical tasks at the “Taste of Your Future” event that was held on the Barony Campus at Scotland’s Rural...

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Reuben’s bear

Rueben Ellicot is currently on the Advanced Certificate in Forestry course at Barony Campus, and decided to have a go at some chainsaw carving. “After taking up Forestry as a...

SRUC student Jennifer Wright up a tree in PPE

A Blossoming Career

An uncertain Jennifer Wright, unsure on what to study after school has blossomed, bloomed and grown into a successful young woman. After leaving Queen Anne High school in Dunfermline Jennifer...

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...

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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...

Shaun McGranaghan SRUC Change your path

Shaun McGranaghan

Shaun McGranaghan tells SRUC how he Changed His Path from Rapid Response Paramedic to Arborist. Shaun expresses how the SRUC Arboriculture course has given his life purpose and how he has became...

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SRUC Advent Calendar: 18th December

Forestry involves sustainably managing trees and woodlands in rural areas for commercial, social or other benefits. Arboriculture is usually associated with the management of individual trees or groups of them...

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Christmas Tree dressing day

Today is officially Christmas Tree dressing day. That means you can pull the old synthetic tree and decorations out of the attic/cupboard or get a real tree* to bring home...

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Certificate in Forestry students make Barony a safer place!

After a lorry coming into the campus clipped the dyke and knocked part of it down, the forestry students took the opportunity to create a second path to save people...