11 Mar 2022

Water Words - Water and Farming in Scotland Poster

The second of four educational posters on the topic of water, created as part of the Water Words (see related blog) Responsive Opportunity Funded Project.

11 Mar 2022

Water Words - The Hydrological Cycle Poster

The first of four educational posters on the topic of water, created as part of the Water Words (see related blog) Responsive Opportunity Funded Project.

7 Feb 2022

Research Highlights 2020-2021

This report provides selected highlights from research and Knowledge Exchange (KE) during 2020-21, which reflect the strengths and benefits of long-term strategic funding from the Scottish Government.

17 Jan 2022

Rural Community Experiences of the Covid-19 Pandemic - Case Studies Report

This work represents the third phase of a research project conducted by SRUC and the James Hutton Institute on the impacts of, and responses to, the Covid-19 pandemic on rural Scotland and the prospects for a rural recovery.

Leading Ideas for the Rural Economy

9 Dec 2021

Gagkas, Z. (2021). Scoping for developing an integrated digital data approach for land-use statistics in Scotland

This report provides a review of land and environmental monitoring and modelling programmes in England and Wales and draws lessons to build the case for developing a Scottish integrated approach for environmental and land-use statistics, to support evidencebased decision and policy making for the land and agricultur

9 Nov 2021

Evaluating Nature-based Solutions: A Synthesis

Nature-based Solutions (NbS) have been defined many times, but in essence are developing solutions to societal problems using natural processes.

9 Nov 2021

Navigating Your Route to Nature-based Solutions

NbS are “actions to protect, sustainably manage and restore natural and modified ecosystems in ways that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, to provide both human well-being and biodiversity benefits”.

27 Oct 2021

Legume cropping systems & pollinators briefing

Legumes have a key role to play in sustainable agricultural systems. If implemented and managed appropriately, legumes could help protect pollinators whilst enhancing agricultural yield.


22 Oct 2021

Exploring the Twitterverse

A report investigating how farmers interact on the online platform Twitter, with the aim of helping scientists to better facilitate mutual learning and support good farm practice.

14 Sep 2021

Key drivers for land manager decision making in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and opportunities for addressing constraints to woodland creation (Summary)

To address constraints to woodland creation in Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, the Park Authority launched a small-scale planting grant in 2020 and developed a fellowship in partnership with the Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research Institutes.