Student Successes

Jenny Paterson, Countryside Management

Jenny Paterson graduated in 1998 with an Arts and Social Sciences degree and fell into a variety of office-based jobs. After being made redundant, Jenny began considering a career outdoors....

Business: Rebecca Bradley

Rebecca Bradley is currently in the final year of the BA (Hons) Rural Business Management course and is very much looking forward to graduating. Rebecca grew up on the family...

Animal Science: Clare McCafferty

Clare chose to study Applied Animal Science at SRUC with a loose plan of gaining entry into second year veterinary medicine at Glasgow University. However, after a couple of years...

Animal Care: Sarah Stuart

Sarah Stuart previously studied for an HND in Advertising and PR but after graduation, she realised that she had no real passion or motivation for working in the field of...

Agriculture: Caitlin Ross

Upon finishing high school, Caitlin took the chance to gain valuable work experience in agriculture before enrolling at SRUC’s Oatridge campus. Having been interested in the industry from a young...

Garden Design: Heath Urquhart

Heath Urquhart from New Zealand came to the UK to study Garden and Greenspace Design at SRUC from a background in farming. Plants and landscapes had always been a big...

Colin Palmer

Sowing seeds for the future

For budding horticulturist Colin Palmer, a trip to the Chelsea Flower Show has helped sow the seeds for future plans. Colin, 32, from Livingston, is currently studying for a degree...

John Bayet

Team Bayet – John and Mags

Here we meet Bayet garden designer John Thoumire and team mate Mags Wright. Name: John Thoumire Describe yourself: I am an avid traveller who loves to read, write and garden....

Anna Bayet

Meet the College Street Students – Team Bayet

Introducing Team ‘Bayet’, an Arabic word meaning ‘home’. Their design focuses on the migrant crisis in the middle-east and specifically the importance of gardening for those fleeing war-torn homes to...

College Street Students – Team Home Profiles

Meet Victoria and Shaun from Team Home, who are looking forward to the experience of displaying a show garden at Gardening Scotland Name: Victoria Wren Describe yourself: Conscientious, creative and adventurous....