Biological Sciences

11 cows in a field wearing Christmas hats

SRUC Advent Calendar: December 11th

Well-trained biological scientists are in great demand by today’s innovative bioscience companies, which make a significant contribution to the economy both in Scotland and the UK and animal scientists will...

A leaf gland under a microscope with a snowman's face

SRUC Advent Calendar: 8th December

At a time of ever-growing population and fears for future food security, now more than ever we need experts in biological sciences who can help develop agricultural systems, solve disease...

Soil in hands

Happy World Soil Day!

Today is World Soil Day. To celebrate we have decided to highlight SRUC’s research of Crop and Soils Systems. What we do Our research is intended to underpin the development of resilient and...

Doug Allan stands holding Anne Low's shoulders.

Blue Planet Cameraman at Elmwood

Wildlife and documentary cameraman Doug Allan, famous for his work on Sir David Attenborough’s Blue Planet and Frozen Planet series, recently visited Elmwood Campus in Cupar following a request from...

Livestock Production Students Explore Innovative Technology

    A mix of 3rd year Agriculture and Rural Business Management students, from Aberdeen campus, visited SRUC’s Easter Howgate research farm as part of their Livestock Production Systems module....

SAC Consulting Summer Placement: Ayr

Each summer, SAC Consulting offers three students the chance to undertake a summer placement at one of their offices around the country. Students who apply are in Year 3 going...

A long haired tortoise shell cat lies facing the camera.

National Cat Day

Today, October 29th, is National Cat Day. Obviously we couldn’t let this day pass without celebrating somehow, so we’ve assembled some cat-tacular facts about our feline friends to help you...

What you didn’t know about Hedgehogs

The Humble Hedgehog With the hedgehog having a quiet and unobtrusive nature, it is not a surprise that many of us overlook these dynamic creatures and their unique characteristics. The...

Reptile Awareness Day

Meet Randall the Rankins Dragon Randall is a 5 year old inhabitant of the Animal Care Unit at the Aberdeen Campus. He is best known amongst students and staff for...