Student Life

David Murdoch

Scottish Apprenticeship Week – Daniel Murdoch

When Daniel Murdoch left school he decided to volunteer at two local golf courses to gain work experience before going to Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) to do a full-time Greenkeeping...

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Scottish Apprenticeship Week- Erica Taylor

Erica Taylor- Agriculture- crops Erica joined SRUC at the start of the harvest in 2017, her work, in a very male-dominated workplace was inspiring to those around her and she...

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Celebrating SRUC’s Apprentices for Scottish Apprenticeship Week

This week is Scottish Apprenticeships week and to mark this, we will be telling the story of our apprentices, from Engineering to Horticulture. To kick us off is Nathan Allardyce, a...

Sustainable Driving

In November 2018, Elmwood was assessed for the Golf Environment Organisation (GEO) Eco Mark, the gold standard for sustainable golf courses globally. Elmwood has passed the assessment with flying colours. GEO...

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College Street Party

This year marks 20 years of Gardening Scotland at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh and to mark the occasion, this year will see the introduction of a brand new...

Oatridge Student is Carter-Patterson medal recipient

Tyler Tovey, who began his journey with us at Oatridge as a certificate student, has been awarded the prestigious Carter-Patterson medal by the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society(RCHS). When Tyler first...

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Wonky Produce Competition Closing Soon

With less than 2 weeks to go until the closing date to enter the Wonky Produce competition, and with a prize fund of £800 up for grabs, we spoke with...

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Out of the Blue (Monday)

The third Monday of January has been awarded the gloomy name Blue Monday due to a combination of post-Christmas blues, cold dark nights and financial woes. As SRUC offers courses...

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10 Exam Stress Busting Hacks

During the exam period you will likely experience feelings of stress and anxiety as you feel under pressure to do well. There are a number of things you can do to...

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...