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orla shortall

Do Cows Belong in Fields?

When Orla Shortall applied to study for a Masters degree in ecological economics at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), she was hoping it would lead to a job in the environmental...

Silvia

First Class Mum

Silvia Divine has managed to juggle the challenges of getting married and having a baby with her studies to gain a first-class honours degree in Horticulture. The 29-year-old was also...

Blair Hershaw

First Class Effort

A change of direction proved to be just what Environmental Resource Management student Blair Hershaw needed after dropping out of his first degree. The 24-year-old from Dunfermline, Fife, has graduated...

Kayoko

Big in Japan

Garden and Greenspace Design graduate lays down new roots in Edinburgh Garden and Greenspace Design graduate Kayoko Takezawa comes from a long line of horticulturalists in Japan – but now...

California Dreamin’

Stirlingshire student excels with ‘deep learning’ California is famously the home of Silicon Valley, but a young woman from the Sunshine State’s tiny Scottish namesake is making a technological impact...

James orr

From Afghanistan to Ayr

Chapelton student swaps army for agriculture After growing up on a beef and sheep farm in South Lanarkshire, James Orr initially decided against a career in agriculture and joined the...

Tough Juddstice

SRUC student achieves degree in face of chronic health condition Christine Judd has managed to battle a chronic health condition over the past six years to achieve an honours degree...

From Top 40 to Topsoil

Sarah Stewart from Edinburgh, worked for 10 years in Virgin Our Price Record shops; starting as a Christmas temp in 1994 and swiftly working her way up to the appointment...

John Thoumire

From PR to Perennials

John Thoumire, 37 from Edinburgh, had an interesting start to his career, selling swords to tourists on the Royal Mile but then moved to a career in the media. John...

Plantsmanship: Cecily Withall

Cecily Withall studied Horticulture with Plantsmanship at SRUC in Edinburgh. Cecily had experienced working in horticulture in Italy as well as a work placement with a local historic walled garden....