Student Life

It’s Carrot Day!

The 4th April is International Carrot Day so here’s our celebration of one of Britain’s favourite vegetables. Did you know, one carrot gives you the energy for 10-15 minutes of...

L-R, Mike Clark, SRUC Elmwood lecturer, award-winner Alistair Morrison and James MacBeath, Head Greenkeeper at Brora Golf Club.

Alistair Morrison – BIGGA Young Greenkeeper of the year

Alastair Morrison, the Head Greenkeeper of Durness Golf Club in Caithness, Scotland, recently won the prestigious BIGGA Young Greenkeeper of the Year Award 2018, which recognises up and coming talent...

A concept sketch of A Wee Natural Gallery

A Wee Natural Gallery

Hot on the heels of last year’s multiple award-winning show garden Hortus Homicida, the 2018 Garden Design students are back at Gardening Scotland this year with their entry entitled “A...

Freshwater field trip

Second year students studying the HND or BSc/BSc (Hons) Environmental Resource Management at SRUC’s Edinburgh Campus can be seen here visiting the River Almond as part of their Freshwater Environment...

SRUC Gamekeeping student Baillie Robertson.

Baillie game for Canadian challenge

A gamekeeping student from SRUC Elmwood has beaten strong competition to land a job on an exclusive Canadian Island. Baillie Robertson from Dumfries, who is currently on the National Certificate...

Ailish Ross bottle feeding a calf

Positive of the benefits of animal welfare?

  Positive farm animal welfare is a relatively new idea which brings attention to animals having a good life. Positive farm animal welfare is in sympathy with public opinion and...

chainsaw carving

Reuben’s bear

Rueben Ellicot is currently on the Advanced Certificate in Forestry course at Barony Campus, and decided to have a go at some chainsaw carving. “After taking up Forestry as a...

Buffalo Farm Trip

On the 16th of February the Agricultural Society of SRUC (Organiser: Charlotte Mortimer, first year student) went to the Buffalo Farm in Fife. Farm owner and SRUC Alumnus Steve Mitchell...

MA Agriculture: Practical experience is the key to success

Sine has successfully completed her Modern Apprenticeship SVQ in Agriculture and is now working towards her SVQ in Livestock at SCQF Level 6. Sine has been shortlisted for the Agriculture...

Think Green Whilst You Spring Clean

If January resolutions weren’t a big enough shake up, here comes national Spring Cleaning day! Everyone has that one pile. The pile that builds up on the spare dining room...