Countryside Management

James Bamkin, SRUC Learner Engagement Officer, on a canoe

James Bamkin – Countryside Management

James Bamkin, a man whose career at SRUC has been illustrious – student, class rep, SRUCSA President and now Learner Engagement Officer, started his journey with a degree in fashion...

Freshwater field trip

Second year students studying the HND or BSc/BSc (Hons) Environmental Resource Management at SRUC’s Edinburgh Campus can be seen here visiting the River Almond as part of their Freshwater Environment...

Amber Jardine

Amber Jardine – Change your path

Amber Jardine, originally from Dallas, enrolled on the HND Countryside Management course at SRUC after holding high powered positions at the Bank of America in Texas and more recently at...

Jim Goodlad

The Gift of Grouse

Jim Goodlad, Gamekeeping and Countryside Management lecturer at Elmwood, recently attended the Gift of Grouse event hosted by Kate Forbes, MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, in the Scottish Parliament....

Squirrel Appreciation Day

The 21st January is Squirrel Appreciation day (oh yes it is #squirrelappreciationday) so we thought we would gather a few fun facts: Their scientific name is Sciurus vulgaris. There are...

Lorna McCartney, HNC Countryside and Environmental Management

Lorna McCartney joined the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) Glasgow Conservation Volunteers in 2004, and did her first Thistle Camp (conservation working holiday) the following year. “I became a conservation...

Sheep on hill. SRUC Hill and Mountain Research

International Mountain Day

In 2003 the United Nations General Assembly designated December 11th “International Mountain Day”. The aim: to create awareness about the importance of mountains in everyday life and to highlight opportunities...

Countryside Management students out on a site visit on a wintry day

SRUC Advent Calendar: 6th December

Countryside Management is all about protecting and maintaining the natural environment and its heritage to enable access to all to enjoy it, whilst ensuring that it continues to thrive despite...

Blawhorn Moss in Snow. SRUC Countryside management students working in background

Not A Typical Lesson

Studying Countryside and Conservation at SRUC is not about what you learn in a lecture theatre. It is about the practical experience and applying your knowledge in the real environment....

Planting A Tree At SRUC!

Despite the extremely miserable autumnal weather, the SRUC Aberdeen campus Rural Skills Club, some students and a few members of staff braved the heavy drizzle to help plant the first...