Environment and Countryside

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...

The importance of food security

With it being World Food Day, our Principal and Chief Executive Professor Wayne Powell has taken some time to share his thoughts about the importance of food security.  

Jaoa Monteino, an HNC countryside management student in the current forest area practising bush skills.

Students Determined to Find Funding for New Community Site

A group of HND and HNC Countryside and Environment Management students are determined to source funding for their exciting community development. Stewart Hardie, former HND Countryside and Environmental Management student,...

Crisps and Chocolate becoming extinct?!

There was an interesting article in The Guardian recently which highlights the plight of some of our relied-upon food crops, brought on by external and environmental impacts such as climate...

Animal Behaviour and Welfare Visit

Earlier in the week, the Animal Behaviour & Welfare degree class from Aberdeen Campus, attended the biannual Animal Welfare Day at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh. The event was in...

Eleanor MacIntosh being presented with her STEM comptetition award.

STEM Competition 2017

Earlier this year, we worked in cojunction with STEM Learning (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to run a competition open to secondary school students. The idea was that the participants...

Climate Week at SRUC

From September 18th to 22nd, it’s Climate Week in Scotland. Here at SRUC we take environmental protection very seriously – indeed why we offer courses in renewables technology and environment!...