Countryside Management

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...

SRUC Edinburgh Environment Students – Integrated Catchment Management

Final year Environmental Management students along with some Erasmus visitors, all studying at SRUC’s Edinburgh Campus, visited Eddleston Water as part of their Integrated Catchment Management module. The group were...

Freshwater Environment Trip to Loch of Strathbeg & River Dee

  One of the modules included in the Countryside Management HND course is Freshwater Environments: Management and Protection. Scotland is a wet country with plenty of rain, as everyone knows,...

Aberdeen BSc Countryside Management’s journey to Glen Clova

  On Wednesday the 11th October, BSc Countryside Management students from SRUC Aberdeen set off for wonderful day of field tripping. The group, accompanied by lecturers Denise Ronald and John...