Agricultural & Landbased

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...

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...

Forestry harvester with santa hat

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...

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 and Edinburgh college venture to Guatemala to explore parntnership opportunities

SRUC Ventures to Guatemala to Explore Partnership Opportunities

Hannah Earle-Payne, programme and team leader of the Agriculture department, represented SRUC when visiting Guatemala on November 15 and 16. SRUC ventured with Edinburgh College to visited key stakeholders to...

A wintry landscape scene

SRUC Advent Calendar: December 10th

I am dreaming of a white Christmas… Are you? 1 in 6 Christmases in Scotland are white Christmases. And I personally love it.  It contributes to the overall atmosphere at...

Two engineering students stand leaning against a tractor

SRUC Advent Calendar: 2nd December

Working on a farm is not your typical 9-5 desk job, the exact opposite actually. It takes commitment with early mornings, late nights and weekend work. It requires attention all...

Highland cow in a Santa hat

SRUC Advent Calendar: 1st December

Agriculture has the single greatest influence on our landscape. The agricultural industry is primarily concerned with the production of basic foodstuffs on farms, but also includes the supply industry for...