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Agricultural & Landbased

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...

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Student Profile – Natalie Cartner

Natalie Cartner from Langholm in Dumfries and Galloway always knew she wanted to have a career in agriculture having come from a farming background. Having discovered the Applied Animal Science...

Lawrence Martin: A different track

Despite not coming from a farming background, Lawrence Martin always dreamed of working in agriculture. He studied for an HNC in Agriculture at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) before going on...

Greig Lambie

Greig Lambie – Engineering Apprentice

Greig Lambie decided to do a Modern Apprenticeship in Land-Based Engineering (Agricultural Machinery) because he was interested in developing his skills in the industry. “I’ve always been interested in the...

Fraser Baillie

Fraser Baillie, Modern Apprentice

Fraser undertook a Modern Apprenticeship at Bryson Tractors in Lanark. Fraser is from a farming background and was involved in agricultural machinery from a very young age as his family...

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SRUC Alumni Profile – Hannah Donegan

Hannah grew up in the west of Ireland on a small family beef farm. Spending her spare time with her dad on the farm, and as she grew older helping...

Zoe Wilson

From a High to Down Under

Rural Business Management graduate Zoë Wilson is heading Down Under after the high of graduating against the odds. Zoë graduated with a 2:1 honours degree from Scotland’s Rural College in...

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...