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Six Amazing Careers Your SRUC Education Could Lead To

An SRUC education will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience to move confidently into your chosen career. However, here are six careers you may not have considered that an SRUC education could lead to.

TV Presenter

Frances TophillFrances Tophill is a co presenter on ITV’s, ‘Love Your Garden’. She completed her Horticulture with Plantsmanship degree at SRUC Edinburgh in 2013. The young face of gardening is not only passionate about plants, but is also an enthusiast for getting a new generation of green fingers into horticulture.

Course: BSc Horticulture with Plantsmanship

Campus: Edinburgh

Entry requirements:4 Highers at BBCC to include a science subject.

Chef at Michelin Starred restaurant

Euan WelshRestaurant Andrew Fairlie, Scotland’s only restaurant with two Michelin stars and ranked eighth in 2018’s Good Food Guide, has recently welcomed its new commis chef to the team. Euan Welsh completed his hospitality studies at SRUC Elmwood in summer 2017, and is loving his new role.

Course: HND Professional Cookery

Campus: Elmwood

Entry requirements: 2 Highers at CC.



Jill Brown




Gin producer

Jill Brown studied Rural Business Management in Aberdeen and recently launched Avva Scottish Gin. Jill’s passion for gin began as a hobby, when she was using Scottish berries to flavour spirits. Her skills gained at SRUC turned her passion into her business

Couse: BA Rural Business Management

Campus: Aberdeen, Ayr and Edinburgh

Entry Requirements: 4 Highers at BBCC.



Steve MitchellBuffalo Farmer

Steven Mitchell graduated with a BSc in Agriculture and went to set up Scotland’s largest water buffalo farm in Fife. Steven also stars in the second series of BBC Two’s “This Farming Life”, which follows Steven’s trials and tribulations of managing a herd of unpredictable water buffalo.

Course: BSc Agriculture

Campus: Aberdeen, Ayr and Edinburgh

Entry requirements: 4 Highers at BBCC to include a science subject.






Garden and Greenspace Designer

Amie RoutledgeAmie Routledge completed her HND Garden Design at SRUC Edinburgh and set up ‘AJR Greenspace’ which provides a fresh approach to landscaping throughout Scotland and the UK. From sketch ideas and masterplans to comprehensive detailed design, planting design and project monitoring services, Amie brings a unique approach to the gardening world.

Course: HND Garden Design

Campus: Edinburgh

Entry Requirements: 2 Highers at CC preferably to include a science subject or geography.




Stuart WhittikerStuart Whittaker is a Lothian and Fife Area Ranger for the National Trust for Scotland. He completed an HNC in Countryside and Environmental Management via distance learning at SRUC Aberdeen. Stuart sees the core of his job is to interpret the story of nature to a younger generation.

Course: HNC Countryside and Environmental Management

Campus: Aberdeen, Ayr, Elmwood, Oatridge and Distance Learning

Entry requirements: 1 Higher at C in a relevant subject.

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