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Gus Routlege with SRUC alum Simon Ritchie and Michaela Strachan from Autumnwatch

Learning Through Doing

With both radio and TV appearances during his student days at SRUC’s Craibstone campus in Aberdeen, Gus Routledge was already making a name for himself before he graduated with a...

Alexander standing on a bridge

Studies Keep on Flowing

Alexander Paterson is studying for a Masters degree in Sustainable Water Environments – covering everything from marine to river environments, including mapping and conservation – after graduating with a first-class...

Vet nurse assistant Sharon Burrows with three of her dogs Abra, Sorrel and Fera

Vets’ Pet Drama

Vet nurses from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have been getting hands-on experience of animal surgery – after their own pets fell ill. Sharon Burrows and Megan Davidson, who are studying...

Megan holding ginger cat Sully

Christmas Cat Crisis for Vet Nurse

Veterinary Nursing student Megan Davidson had her very own pet crisis during the Christmas holidays when her cat needed major surgery. Luckily, the 33-year-old from Aberdeenshire who is studying for...

Two people standing in a field, smiling

Sustainability in the Spirits Industry

Graeme Jarron is an Agriculture graduate from SRUC’s Aberdeen campus and is the Director of Ogilvy Spirits in Angus. He says that sustainability is an important part of the Scottish...

Alumni Jill Brown holding a bottle of her AVVA Gin

Crafting Rural Business Resilience: From Gin to Hand Sanitizer

Jill Brown studied Rural Business Management at SRUC Aberdeen, and is the owner and founder of Moray Distillery, producing award-winning Scottish gin. The Covid pandemic has thrown challenges at everyone,...

Student Johnny-Taylor

From the Sound of Music to the Sound of Nature

The impact of Covid-19 on the music industry has prompted a change of direction for Wildlife and Conservation Management student Johnny Taylor. The 38-year-old spent 20 years working in the...

Student Keith O'Connor on a boat in a Loch

A New Career in the Pipeline

After leaving school Keith O’Connor followed his father into the Oil and Gas sector in Aberdeenshire, specialising in pipelines. After being promoted to sales and business development, the next 15...

Robby Gass

The MSc in Organic Farming Changed My Life

Robby Gass says “Completing an MSc Organic Farming degree has changed my life”- here he tells us his story. Hi, I’m Robby and this is my story. With more than...

Difficult Choices for Book Week Scotland

Julie Robinson from the SRUC Aberdeen campus found choosing just one book for Book Week Scotland quite a challenge, so instead she chose three. Being asked to choose my favourite...