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Advent Calendar 2017

Gamekeepers on a study visit

SRUC Advent Calendar: 14th December

Gamekeeping is an important part of wildlife habitat management, in addition to the growing game sports industry which generates massive revenue for estates in Scotland. Organisations such as BASC and...

Solar panels

SRUC Advent Calendar: 13th December

Climate change is driven largely by our reliance on fossil fuels. Setting fire to millions of years of stored carbon in a very short space of time is creating a...

Three variations of Poinsettias

SRUC Advent Calendar: 12th December

Did you know that December 12th is Poinsettia day? The day marks the death of J.R. Poinsett, an American botanist who sent cutting of the poinsettia plant he discovered in southern Mexico...

11 cows in a field wearing Christmas hats

SRUC Advent Calendar: December 11th

Well-trained biological scientists are in great demand by today’s innovative bioscience companies, which make a significant contribution to the economy both in Scotland and the UK and animal scientists will...

A wintry landscape scene

SRUC Advent Calendar: December 10th

I am dreaming of a white Christmas… Are you? 1 in 6 Christmases in Scotland are white Christmases. And I personally love it.  It contributes to the overall atmosphere at...

A dog being looked after by vet nursing students

SRUC Advent Calendar: December 9th

Veterinary Nursing is a career that involves caring for a wide variety of animals; mainly dogs, cats, rabbits and other small mammals, as well as birds, reptiles and horses. Some nurses may...

A leaf gland under a microscope with a snowman's face

SRUC Advent Calendar: 8th December

At a time of ever-growing population and fears for future food security, now more than ever we need experts in biological sciences who can help develop agricultural systems, solve disease...

Wind turbines

SRUC Advent Calendar: 7th December

There is a greater public awareness of environmental issues, and organisations are increasingly required to address environmental impact through legislation. World leaders have recognised that exploiting natural resources to a...

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...

Puppies in Christmas stockings hung on a mantlepiece

SRUC Advent Calendar: 5th December

A puppy for Christmas may be the best gift you can imagine. A puppy will grow and so will its love for you – a lifetime companion. Not a gift...