Oatridge

Saddled Up For Success

When Pavlina Veverkova finished studying graphic design in the Czech Republic, she moved to Scotland to help her sister open a café in Edinburgh. However, after nearly five years of...

Groomed for Success

When Emily Stewart started studying for an Advanced Certificate in Horse Care at Scotland’s Rural College, she planned to leave at the end of the year-long course to get a...

Bronwen Winter

Summer Celebration for Winter

Grandmother inspires Countryside Management graduate When West Lothian student Bronwen Winter was considering a career change, she looked to her grandmother for inspiration. Having spent many a happy day in...

Agriculture: Caitlin Ross

Upon finishing high school, Caitlin took the chance to gain valuable work experience in agriculture before enrolling at SRUC’s Oatridge campus. Having been interested in the industry from a young...

Colin Palmer

Sowing seeds for the future

For budding horticulturist Colin Palmer, a trip to the Chelsea Flower Show has helped sow the seeds for future plans. Colin, 32, from Livingston, is currently studying for a degree...

fire safety

Fire Safety Training at Oatridge

A group of National Certificate in Horse Care students at SRUC Oatridge Campus participated in an afternoon of “Fire Safety Awareness” training.  This linked in with their Safe Working Practices...

artist impression

Gardening Scotland- Oatridge team Two reveal plans

Oatridge’s second entry into this year’s Gardening Scotland has shared its intended design with us, hinting at a practical yet high-end feel. Ryan Love, landscaping lecturer at Oatridge and Team...

apprenticeship

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...

team Bayet

College Street Party

This year marks 20 years of Gardening Scotland at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh and to mark the occasion, this year will see the introduction of a brand new...

Chris Smillie

Unknown Pleasures Of Countryside Management

Chris Smillie is a lecturer in Countryside and Environment at SRUC Oatridge; we found out more about what led him in to teaching at SRUC and what his passions are...