11 cows in a field wearing Christmas hats

SRUC Advent Calendar: December 11th

Well-trained biological scientists are in great demand by today’s innovative bioscience companies, which make a significant contribution to the economy both in Scotland and the UK and animal scientists will...

A leaf gland under a microscope with a snowman's face

SRUC Advent Calendar: 8th December

At a time of ever-growing population and fears for future food security, now more than ever we need experts in biological sciences who can help develop agricultural systems, solve disease...

Wind turbines

SRUC Advent Calendar: 7th December

There is a greater public awareness of environmental issues, and organisations are increasingly required to address environmental impact through legislation. World leaders have recognised that exploiting natural resources to a...

Countryside Management students out on a site visit on a wintry day

SRUC Advent Calendar: 6th December

Countryside Management is all about protecting and maintaining the natural environment and its heritage to enable access to all to enjoy it, whilst ensuring that it continues to thrive despite...

Puppies in Christmas stockings hung on a mantlepiece

SRUC Advent Calendar: 5th December

A puppy for Christmas may be the best gift you can imagine. A puppy will grow and so will its love for you – a lifetime companion. Not a gift...

Pictured: The statue of Shady the black dog is unveiled at SRUC’s Ayr campus by, from left to right, Wayne Powell (SRUC Principal), Sandy Cumming (Chair of SRUC Board); Jim Hume, Convenor of the National Rural Mental Health Forum; Sonia Filby (SRUC Student Experience Manager); and Gemma Jones (President of the SRUC Students’ Association).

Shady the Dog

Meet Shady the Dog. As a symbol of our commitment to help students struggling with depression, we have unveiled a statue of a black dog, named Shady, at our Ayr...

Joanna Foubister receives her award

Joanna the ‘Farming Hero’

Joanna Foubister, a student here at SRUC, has been hailed a “British Farming Hero” for helping to draw attention to the issue of mental wellbeing in agriculture. Along with colleagues...

The importance of food security

With it being World Food Day, our Principal and Chief Executive Professor Wayne Powell has taken some time to share his thoughts about the importance of food security.  

Rural Alert Infographic

Rural Watch Scotland

Make sure you know what’s going on in your area & help keep yourself safe from crime by signing up to the Rural Watch Scotland alerts scheme. Scotland’s rural communities...

A table of cakes and sweet treats in SRUC Elmwood on a long table

National Baking Week 2017

It will soon be National Baking Week (October 16th to 20th) and we’re quite excited about this. Obviously with Christmas “just around the corner”, we like preparing yummy cakes for...