17 Jan 2023

New report highlights impacts from from the Strategic Research Programme 2016-2022

A new report summarises the extensive and multifaceted impacts arising from the Strategic Research Programme 2016-2022, supporting Scotland’s commitment to UN Sustainable Development Goals and including impacts showcased thr

22 Aug 2022

New joint Fellowship opportunity with SEFARI Gateway and Cairngorms National Park Authority

SEFARI Gateway is delighted to provide funding for a new Fellowship with the Cairngorms National Park Authority. 

17 Aug 2022

New Call for PhD proposals (Hydro Nation Scholars Programme)

Announcement from Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW) - New Call for PhD proposals (Hydro Nation Scholars Programme)

5 Aug 2022

Cheers to great barley science on International Beer Day

The James Hutton Institute

"Scotland has a thriving brewing scene, with a host of small breweries using local ingredients to craft beer, contributing to the country’s reputation for top quality produce"

6 Jul 2022

Berry latest research on show at Fruit for the Future 2022

The James Hutton Institute

Fruit for the Future is one of the James Hutton Institute’s most successful and long-running industry events and is aimed at farmers, agronomists, representatives of the food and drink industries, scientists and others interested in soft fruit.

30 Jun 2022

Success at Royal Highland Show 2022 for Hutton science

The James Hutton Institute

"The Royal Highland Show provides us with a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate that the science we do has purpose"

28 Jun 2022

Best Soil in Show returns to highlight the importance of healthy soils

The James Hutton Institute

"The Best Soil in Show award recognises the efforts of farmers and land managers in managing their soils skilfully, now and for the future"

27 Jun 2022

Finding a needle in a haystack: exploring the rhizosphere microbiota in barley

The James Hutton Institute

"The genetic relationships between plants and the microbiota remain a complex jigsaw. However, today this joint effort has uncovered important pieces making us in the position to take a step forward towards the development of net-zero crops"

21 Jun 2022

The Soil Sentinel: A newsletter from Healthy Soils for a Green Recovery

Healthy Soils for a Green Recovery is a new five year Scottish Governement funded programme of soils research delivered as part of the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Strategic Research Portfolio (2022-2027). Healthy Soils aims to strenghten the evidence base to support and inform decision-making, pra

13 Jun 2022

Arable Conversations: a chance to speak your mind at Arable Scotland

The James Hutton Institute

"Don’t miss our series of Arable Conversations when panellists and the audience will discuss their experiences of applying different approaches to sequestering carbon in Scotland's arable systems; to understand what works and where new knowledge is needed"

9 Jun 2022

Research and innovation underpinning Scotland’s road to net-zero: come and see it at the #RHS200

The James Hutton Institute

“Come and visit our marquee to learn how Hutton knowledge and innovation is helping shape the future of agriculture, not just in Scotland but beyond”

8 Jun 2022

Researchers explore the genome of wild and cultivated potatoes

The James Hutton Institute

“This work will be a fantastic source of information for potato geneticists and breeders and will provide a very rich source of data that will facilitate diploid hybrid breeding."

3 Jun 2022

James Hutton: Scotland’s forgotten genius

The James Hutton Institute

“Hutton’s approach epitomises the Institute’s purpose, intent and values. He was willing to stand up to dogma, based on the rigorous pursuit of observation and science.

24 May 2022

New research explores antimicrobial resistance in Scotland’s waters

The James Hutton Institute

Work by Hutton and Heriot-Watt researchers, funded by Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Waters, considered the available information on antimicrobial resistance in Scotland’s waters and identified emerging monitoring approaches and potential technological solutions

20 May 2022

Finance secretary visits Dundee campus to discuss national strategy for economic transformation

The James Hutton Institute

“We are ready to help do our bit and are confident that our aims and plans for the future support the ambitions of this strategy”

10 May 2022

Climate change is theme of Aberdeen Fascination of Plants events

The James Hutton Institute

“We are looking forward to bringing the fascinating world of plants and plant science to the public in Duthie Park and demonstrating some of the many benefits we derive from wild plants”

5 May 2022

New study highlights importance of ecological principles in agriculture

The James Hutton Institute

"By diversifying cropping systems at several scales there is potential to decrease reliance on inputs, provide resilience to abiotic and biotic stress, enhance plant, microbe, and animal biodiversity, and mitigate against climate change by using less fuel and storing more carbon in soils"

28 Apr 2022

Hutton science contributes to parliamentary session on the impact of Ukraine crisis on food supply chains

The James Hutton Institute

“We must not lose sight of long-term objectives - there is a risk that current responses reinforce the current system, which results in continued vulnerability to future shocks.