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Georgina MacMillan – why I chose Agriculture

Georgina is 17 and from the highlands. Before she joined Barony she was studying at Ullapool high school.  She is currently on the National Certificate in Agriculture.  She tells us...

Why I chose a Modern Apprenticeship in Agriculture

Andrew Campbell is 16 years old and lives on a farm in Whithorn, which is a 400 acre mixed farm, with  220 sucklers, 160 ewes including 40 pedigree Texels and...

Mushrooming opportunities for farmers

Medicinal cannabis, mushrooms and cut flowers are among three alternative crops which could be grown successfully in the South of Scotland, a new report published by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)...

New student ambassador for Agriculture at Barony

We are delighted to welcome our new student ambassadors at Barony this year. Jake is currently studying agriculture. Hello, my name is Jake Keappock and I am an agriculture student...

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Sheep worrying video wins £500

SRUC lecturer Gemma Waugh returned to her former school to present a prize to students for their promotional video to increase awareness of sheep worrying. The video was created as...

Growing a hobby into a career – David McKay

Media consultant David McKay joined SRUC in 2019 as a postgraduate student in Organic Farming, and relishes the steep learning curve this presents coming from a non farming background. He...

Master in Organic Farming Alison Goldberger

SRUC Postgraduate Distance learning programmes, attract students from around the globe. Alison who lives in Austria talks to us about her experience so far. I’m studying the MSc in Organic...

Organic Business Growth with SRUC MSc Programmes

Robby Gass graduated in 2017 from the SRUC MSc Organic Farming programme and went on to start a successful consultancy business, he tells us about his success and how instrumental...

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Student Profile – Natalie Cartner

Natalie Cartner from Langholm in Dumfries and Galloway always knew she wanted to have a career in agriculture having come from a farming background. Having discovered the Applied Animal Science...