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Jamie McCormick – Trees and Timber Modern Apprenticeship

Jamie McCormick completed his Modern Apprenticeship in Trees and Timber with Hoddom and Kinmount Estate. Jamie has always been interested in making and constructing in wood from an early age...

Georgina MacMillan – why I chose Agriculture

Georgina is 17 and from the highlands. Before she joined Barony she was studying at Ullapool high school.  She is currently on the National Certificate in Agriculture.  She tells us...

Why I chose a Modern Apprenticeship in Agriculture

Andrew Campbell is 16 years old and lives on a farm in Whithorn, which is a 400 acre mixed farm, with  220 sucklers, 160 ewes including 40 pedigree Texels and...

Nature Can Beat Lockdown – Michael McLaughlin

During my first year of studies with SRUC on the BSc Wildlife and Conservation course, the world has been gripped by the coronavirus pandemic and everyone has had to spend...

Mushrooming opportunities for farmers

Medicinal cannabis, mushrooms and cut flowers are among three alternative crops which could be grown successfully in the South of Scotland, a new report published by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)...

Staying at Barony Campus during a pandemic

By Amy Colliar, first year BSC (Hons) Veterinary Nursing student Being on campus during a pandemic has certainly been different from the normal circumstances you would expect but has been...

SRUC courses well placed to meet climate challenge

New degree courses that explore everything from land management change to electric tractors will help to address concerns outlined in the new Farming for 1.5°C Inquiry Interim Report, says Scotland’s...

New student ambassador for animal care at Barony

We are delighted to welcome some new student ambassadors at Barony this year. Jessica is currently studying HNC Animal Care, and tells us a bit about herself. My name is...

New student ambassador for Agriculture at Barony

We are delighted to welcome our new student ambassadors at Barony this year. Jake is currently studying agriculture. Hello, my name is Jake Keappock and I am an agriculture student...

New Student Ambassadors for Veterinary Nursing at Barony

We are delighted to welcome some new student ambassadors at Barony for this year. For Veterinary Nursing and Animal Nursing we have Amy Colliar, Rosie Green and Morgan Gray. Amy,...