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Vet Care Assistant Student Ceara crouching in dark blue Vet Scrubs and petting a black dog

Ceara Follows her Dreams

Having worked on a stable yard since the age of 12, Ceara Anderson wanted to study something which involved animals. She had heard about SRUC from friends who had studied Animal...

Vet Care Assistant Student Laura standing outside the Vet Surgery in Mintlaw

From Marketing to Mintlaw

  After graduating with an MA in Business Economics with Marketing from the University of Dundee, Laura Rotheray worked in various roles including ten years at Aberdeenshire Council. However, when...

Nikki McKinnel at SRUC Craibstone crouching in her vet scrubs and tartan boots to place a stethoscope on a large dog that is looking up at her

From Vehicle Spraying to Veterinary Caring

After working as a vehicle body sprayer for many years, animal lover Nikki Mckinnell took the opportunity to return to study after raising her two sons – now 11 and...

Student Ian Armstrong, part of the winning team, smiling with his sheep dog sitting in front of him and his staff behind him.

Students Pool Skills to Win UK Agricultural Competition

Five students from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have won a UK-wide agricultural competition after Covid-19 restrictions allowed them to enter online for the first time. The Farm Planner competition, run...

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,...