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Squirrel Appreciation Day

The 21st January is Squirrel Appreciation day (oh yes it is #squirrelappreciationday) so we thought we would gather a few fun facts: Their scientific name is Sciurus vulgaris. There are...

Sheep on hill. SRUC Hill and Mountain Research

International Mountain Day

In 2003 the United Nations General Assembly designated December 11th “International Mountain Day”. The aim: to create awareness about the importance of mountains in everyday life and to highlight opportunities...

Countryside Management students out on a site visit on a wintry day

SRUC Advent Calendar: 6th December

Countryside Management is all about protecting and maintaining the natural environment and its heritage to enable access to all to enjoy it, whilst ensuring that it continues to thrive despite...

Blawhorn Moss in Snow. SRUC Countryside management students working in background

Not A Typical Lesson

Studying Countryside and Conservation at SRUC is not about what you learn in a lecture theatre. It is about the practical experience and applying your knowledge in the real environment....

Planting A Tree At SRUC!

Despite the extremely miserable autumnal weather, the SRUC Aberdeen campus Rural Skills Club, some students and a few members of staff braved the heavy drizzle to help plant the first...

SRUC graduates on course for great things

A commis chef at a Michelin-starred restaurant, a national park ranger at Hadrian’s Wall and a greenkeeper at a Ryder Cup golf course are just some of the exciting roles landed...

Dancers at SRUC Elmwood dancing on the front lawn

Record numbers at SRUC Elmwood Open Day

“It was great to see so many people from the local community supporting our open day. There was a great deal of interest in our facilities and our courses. The glorious weather, our fantastic gardens and grounds and the many activities organised by our students and staff made the day a very memorable one. I look forward to more of the same for next year. “

Student with axe performs ring barking on a tree

SRUC Students have Tree-Mendous Time at Mar Lodge

Students studying Countryside and Environmental Management at SRUC Aberdeen recently went on a weekend adventure to Mar Lodge Estate in rural Aberdeenshire. After settling into camp, the group set up...

A flying fox bat

5 facts about bats

April 17th is Bat Appreciation Day. Here at SRUC, we love all creatures great and small, so we’ve compiled 5 facts about the children of the night. Let’s start with...

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Volunteering at the Royal Highland Show

Our good friends at The Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) are looking for volunteers to work at this year’s Royal Highland Show, which runs from June 22-25. RHET aims to...