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Blooming Borders!

SRUC Oatridge Horticulture Lecturer Grant Skillen recently helped to judge gardens for “Peebles In Bloom 2021” along with Dawyck Botanic Garden  Assistant Curator Thomas Gifford.          ...

What a View!

Not a bad view from the Office!

Euan Stoddart, an SVQ3 Oatridge student, works at Stirling Castle, and has a pretty enviable view from his office!   Euan joined Historic Scotland in 2019 as an Apprentice Gardener...

Jamie McCormick – Trees and Timber Modern Apprenticeship

Jamie McCormick completed his Modern Apprenticeship in Trees and Timber with Hoddom and Kinmount Estate. Jamie has always been interested in making and constructing in wood from an early age...

Why I chose a Modern Apprenticeship in Agriculture

Andrew Campbell is 16 years old and lives on a farm in Whithorn, which is a 400 acre mixed farm, with  220 sucklers, 160 ewes including 40 pedigree Texels and...

T Falla

Student Profile – Terence Falla

Terrance Falla studied the NC in Horticulture with Landscape Construction at the SRUC Oatridge Campus. Here he tells us what he enjoyed most about the course and his plans since...

Lawrence Martin: A different track

Despite not coming from a farming background, Lawrence Martin always dreamed of working in agriculture. He studied for an HNC in Agriculture at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) before going on...

Lee McPherson

Lee McPherson – photo shoots to new roots

Photographer-turned-gardener Lee McPherson jumped at the opportunity to increase his horticultural knowledge when his employer, East Lothian Council, offered him the chance to do a course in Parks, Gardens and...

Greig Lambie

Greig Lambie – Engineering Apprentice

Greig Lambie decided to do a Modern Apprenticeship in Land-Based Engineering (Agricultural Machinery) because he was interested in developing his skills in the industry. “I’ve always been interested in the...

Fraser Baillie

Fraser Baillie, Modern Apprentice

Fraser undertook a Modern Apprenticeship at Bryson Tractors in Lanark. Fraser is from a farming background and was involved in agricultural machinery from a very young age as his family...