Student Life

Countryside Management students attend Europarc 2018

Lecturer Nicky Penford, accompanied by eleven first year Countryside Management students visited Glen Tanar Estate recently as part of the Europarc Federation Conference 2018. The Europarc Federation is an independent, non-governmental organisation, which aims...

Catherine Devaney, Level 2 Diploma Professional Cookery student

Catherine Devaney – Professional Cookery

Catherine Devaney started her professional life as a lawyer in Edinburgh, but after moving to Fife and falling in love with the surroundings, she made a slight career change and...

Jo King holding a small bat

Jo King – BSc Hons Countryside Management graduate of 2018

Congratulations to Jo King, who after graduating with BSc Hons in Countryside Management from Ayr Campus, is going on to do great things in her new job. Jo will be...

Gareth Austin

Learning From A Distance

SRUC Alumnus Gareth Austin wanted to study either horticulture or agriculture but there were no courses available close to where he lives so he decided that distance learning would be...

Sports Day 1

SRUCSA Sports Day at Oatridge

On 23th May 2018, SRUCSA organised it’s first ever Sports Day. The event was held at SRUC Oatridge Campus during lunchtime and was supported by the Sports and Activities Officer...

Andrew Neilson

Young Farmer of the Year

The inaugural Young Farmer of the Year award turned out to be a six-way battle of SRUC alumni. Andrew Neilson, who gained an NC in land-based engineering from the Barony...

Ailidh Reid, BSc Countryside Management Graduate 2018

Ailidh Reed – SRUCcess

Ailidh Reid graduated this year with a BSc (Hons) Countryside Management from SRUC Ayr, and factors this as the primary reason for being successful in securing the role of a...

Let’s clear the air

Clean air day (21st June) seems a good day to highlight the contribution SRUC is making to the Farming for a Better Climate programme. Farming for a Better Climate (FFBC)...

Bric-A-Brac Beach Balcony Garden

Gardening Scotland Pop-Up gardens

Along with our show garden A Wee Natural Gallery, students from all of our horticulture-teaching campuses (Edinburgh, Elmwood and Oatridge) produced stunning pop-up gardens to display at Gardening Scotland. All...

What is Kokedama?

SRUC students and staff had a great time at Gardening Scotland recently helping members of the public make beautiful Kokedama – Japanese moss balls. Small plants have their root balls wrapped...