Forestry

candidates in front of harvester

Pioneering Forest Machine Operator courses a success

The latest Forest Machine Operator Skills Development course delivered by the established partnership of UKFPA, the Barony campus at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), John Deere Forestry and Forestry Commission Scotland...

Shaun McGranaghan SRUC Change your path

Shaun McGranaghan

Shaun McGranaghan tells SRUC how he Changed His Path from Rapid Response Paramedic to Arborist. Shaun expresses how the SRUC Arboriculture course has given his life purpose and how he has became...

Forestry harvester with santa hat

SRUC Advent Calendar: 18th December

Forestry involves sustainably managing trees and woodlands in rural areas for commercial, social or other benefits. Arboriculture is usually associated with the management of individual trees or groups of them...

NC Engineering visit

JAS P Wilson visit

The NC Engineering group from Barony Campus enjoyed a visit to JAS P Wilson, UK based forestry and firewood suppliers and engineers. Based in Dalbeattie they serve customers throughout the...

forestry students create path

Certificate in Forestry students make Barony a safer place!

After a lorry coming into the campus clipped the dyke and knocked part of it down, the forestry students took the opportunity to create a second path to save people...

Forest Enterprise Scotland

Modern Apprentice opportunity for budding foresters

Forest Enterprise Scotland is on the search for eight new Modern Apprentices to begin a career in forestry. The apprenticeships will learn forestry skills ranging from tree planting, felling and...

Cameron McLean in front of harvester

Forestry Success at SRUC Barony

Two candidates on the Forest Machine Operator Skills Development course have successfully completed the programme. This is the first eight week course of a series of three courses delivered by...

Lecturer Paul Fotheringham overseeing a demonstration of the simulator.

Donation benefits students at SRUC Barony

Barony Campus  has benefitted by receiving a very generous donation from John Deere Forestry! A high tech forestry simulator, worth £80,000 and two laptop simulators will provide an excellent training...

Environmental students visit Forestry Commission

Third year students from SRUC’s Edinburgh, Ayr and Aberdeen campuses visited a Forestry Commission woodland to look at harvesting operations and wildlife management. This trip was part of the Multipurpose...