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Lee McPherson

Lee McPherson – photo shoots to new roots

Photographer-turned-gardener Lee McPherson jumped at the opportunity to increase his horticultural knowledge when his employer, East Lothian Council, offered him the chance to do a course in Parks, Gardens and...

Fraser Baillie

Fraser Baillie, Modern Apprentice

Fraser undertook a Modern Apprenticeship at Bryson Tractors in Lanark. Fraser is from a farming background and was involved in agricultural machinery from a very young age as his family...

Forestry apprentices use cutting-edge technology

Scotland’s Rural College is the first institute in the UK to have used cutting-edge technology to log students’ progression towards operating forest machinery. At the start of Scottish Apprenticeship Week...

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...

Erica next to tractor

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...

MA Land-based Engineering: “I really contribute to all areas of the business”

Mathew Howie currently works at J T Walkers Agricultural Engineering , completing his Modern Apprenticeship with SRUC in Land-Based Engineering (Agricultural Machinery). Mathew said “I was interested in tractors from...