8 Aug 2018

Muesli helps slug it to farm pest


An unlikely new weapon in Scottish farming’s battle with the multi-million pound slug menace has been revealed – Swiss-style muesli.

6 Aug 2018

Know the score

The importance of body condition scoring mature ewes at key stages in the year, such as weaning and pre-tupping, has been highlighted by the Scottish Government’s Farm Advisory Service (FAS).

3 Aug 2018

Mountain research piques Cabinet Secretary’s interest


SRUC’s Kirkton & Auchtertyre upland research and demonstration farms, near Crianlarich, were recently the focus of a Ministerial visit.

2 Aug 2018

Feed and phenotyping


A special event at Scotland’s only “phenotype farm” has highlighted the importance of feed-intake monitoring.

2 Aug 2018

Post-Brexit discussions in London


Staff from SRUC's Rural Policy Centre recently spent a day in London talking to politicians and policy makers about post-Brexit challenges in Scotand.

1 Aug 2018

A big call


A large-scale telephone survey of thousands of Scottish farmers has been announced.

30 Jul 2018

Huge response to Recharging Rural

Rural communities are coming together to improve their quality of life but feel as though they are becoming more remote, according to research from The Prince’s Countryside Fund and SRUC.

24 Jul 2018

International sheep farmers share top tips

Sheep experts from Scotland’s Rural College have taken part in an international workshop in Spain designed to increase ewe productivity (number of lambs reared per ewe joined).

18 Jul 2018

Keep pastures like new


A sheep expert at SAC Consulting, part of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), has been taking livestock farmers through the principles of how to make the most of pasture quality.

16 Jul 2018

Stemming the tide


‘Green engineering’ techniques that help to stabilise river banks and halt the erosion of fields are to be showcased at a free event organised by the Scottish Government’s Farm Advisory Service (FAS).

11 Jul 2018

Rowett scientists examining ways to prevent or postpone Type 2 Diabetes

The Rowett Institute

Scientists from the University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute are hoping to find a way to prevent or postpone the onset of Type 2 Diabetes - but require volunteers to help them with their research.

9 Jul 2018

New animated film to be launched in the fight against fluke


We are delighted to announce that Fight the Fluke, the latest addition to our hugely popular animation series, will be launched at the National Sheep Association Sheep Event next week (18th July).

9 Jul 2018

Farmers urged to consider importance of biosecurity in cattle housing


Biosecurity is a key consideration when it comes to housing beef cattle.

2 Jul 2018

How we stole the Royal Highland Show


More than 2,200 visitors “tasted greatness” as the Scotland’s Rural College mobile sensory lab made its debut at this year’s Royal Highland Show.

25 Jun 2018

Film highlights ‘human story’ of migrant workforce


A short film highlighting the “human story” behind Scottish agriculture’s seasonal migrant workforce has been unveiled by SRUC’s Rural Policy Centre.

21 Jun 2018

Mark of Zorro: new pest coming soon to woodland near you?

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The distinctive “signature” of the zigzag elm sawfly (Aproceros leucopoda) might conjure images of the 1940’s movie Mark of Zorro. But, it heralds the arrival of a new pest in the British countryside.

19 Jun 2018

Videos launched in fight against the spread of African Swine Fever


Following the two most recent outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the Czech Republic and Hungary the Scottish Government has produced two videos directed to pig producers and pet pig owners.

18 Jun 2018

Cartoon capers for the Capital

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Green the Grey, a quirky two minute animation featuring life in Scotland’s capital and how it could be enhanced, is set to brighten our summer and inspire greater participation in Edinburgh’s natural environment.

14 Jun 2018

Call for action as first case of resistance to group 4 wormer (monepantel) is reported in the UK


A collaborative study between Moredun and the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies has identified the first case of resistance to monepantel (trade name Zolvix®) in the UK.