Organic Farming

orla shortall

Do Cows Belong in Fields?

When Orla Shortall applied to study for a Masters degree in ecological economics at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), she was hoping it would lead to a job in the environmental...

Stephen Meredith

Best in Class

Coming from a background in agriculture and land management policy, Stephen Meredith was looking to develop his knowledge of organic farming. The 35-year-old from Ballylinan, Co Laois, Ireland, chose to...

First Class Result

When Kerry Cartwright was looking at universities, her interest in animals and love of the outdoors led her to Scotland’s Rural College. Despite not having a farming background, the 22-year-old...

James orr

From Afghanistan to Ayr

Chapelton student swaps army for agriculture After growing up on a beef and sheep farm in South Lanarkshire, James Orr initially decided against a career in agriculture and joined the...

Sustainable Development Goals

“ The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now...

Wonky Competition!

Take part in SRUC’s 2018-19 student competition! Showcase your creativity, entrepreneurial flair and innovation. Impress the expert judging panel with your wonky produce ideas. Total prizes £800 cash plus the...

Gareth Austin

Learning From A Distance

SRUC Alumnus Gareth Austin wanted to study either horticulture or agriculture but there were no courses available close to where he lives so he decided that distance learning would be...

Ailish Ross bottle feeding a calf

Positive of the benefits of animal welfare?

  Positive farm animal welfare is a relatively new idea which brings attention to animals having a good life. Positive farm animal welfare is in sympathy with public opinion and...

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SRUC and Ringlink shared Apprenticeship in Agriculture

To continue with the theme of MA week we wanted to share with you all the new shared apprenticeship scheme launching this year. The Ringlink and SRUC shared Apprenticeship in...