Organic Farming

Growing a hobby into a career – David McKay

Media consultant David McKay joined SRUC in 2019 as a postgraduate student in Organic Farming, and relishes the steep learning curve this presents coming from a non farming background. He...

Master in Organic Farming Alison Goldberger

SRUC Postgraduate Distance learning programmes, attract students from around the globe. Alison who lives in Austria talks to us about her experience so far. I’m studying the MSc in Organic...

Organic Business Growth with SRUC MSc Programmes

Robby Gass graduated in 2017 from the SRUC MSc Organic Farming programme and went on to start a successful consultancy business, he tells us about his success and how instrumental...

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...