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.

27 Apr 2022

Fascination of Plants Day: celebrate the power of plants

The James Hutton Institute

“Partners will offer a variety of plant-based interactive events and activities for all, from toddlers to grandparents. Visit plantday18may.org for an updated list of events and locations”

26 Apr 2022

Aberdeen forensic science conference explores role of animals, plants and soil in criminal inquiries

The James Hutton Institute

"We look forward to discussing new approaches and methods with our colleagues from across Europe and build cooperation and collaboration and sharing best practice across the world in delivering to the criminal justice system"

25 Apr 2022

Arable Scotland returns to the field with focus on net-zero and markets

The James Hutton Institute

“Events like Arable Scotland bring together the entire industry and discuss how to support the thriving Scottish arable sector, while responding to environmental change and other drivers”

7 Apr 2022

Rural affairs secretary visits Climate-Positive Farming Initiative at Glensaugh

The James Hutton Institute

"Farming and land use in general is facing several major challenges as a result of the climate and biodiversity crises and the work that we are doing at Glensaugh aims to support the land use sectors as they transition towards a sustainable future"

6 Apr 2022

Scotland's flux tower network improved for better understanding of impact of peatland restoration

The James Hutton Institute

“These will be vital observations to improve not only the reporting of greenhouse gases from peatlands but also will serve to enhance our ability to understand regionally different impacts of land management decisions and climate change on peatland resilience”

24 Mar 2022

How Scottish farmers and crofters are changing food systems with agroecology

The James Hutton Institute

"This research shows that farmers, crofters, land managers and growers across Scotland can be a force for change, adapting to new practices to develop resilient and diverse businesses fit for the future"

23 Mar 2022

World Water Day 2022: realising the benefits of Scotland’s waters

The James Hutton Institute

“The Hydro Nation International Centre at the James Hutton Institute is honoured to have coordinated our annual national celebration of World Water Day, bringing together water professionals, researchers, policy, regulators and the public to share experiences and perspectives on the world’s most precious resource.”

15 Mar 2022

Research provides first comprehensive view of pharmaceutical pollution of Scotland’s water environment

The James Hutton Institute

"There is still much we don’t know about how serious these risks are, but if we value our environment it makes sense to try and reduce this kind of pollution as much as possible"

14 Mar 2022

New integrated pest management resources available from Hutton soft fruit research

The James Hutton Institute

"These online resources aim to help farmers, agronomists and agriculture students understand the biology and control measures for key insect pests posing a risk to fruit production in Scotland"

7 Mar 2022

Hutton postgraduate research showcased at 2022 event

The James Hutton Institute

"This event provides a valuable learning experience for Hutton students in communicating their work to the wider scientific community and promotes a collegiate atmosphere"

4 Mar 2022

Scientific service finds new home at Hutton Aberdeen campus

The James Hutton Institute

“The Institute is committed to ensuring our research makes a difference and the new co-location will bring research and scientific benefits to both partners”

2 Mar 2022

Hutton and MDT outline development plans for Craigiebuckler campus

The James Hutton Institute

“We are seeking views from the community on the draft plans for the site, to ensure that the future development of the campus is fit for purpose and that it meets the needs of all potential users”

25 Feb 2022

Innovative research to explore agar potential of Scottish seaweeds

The James Hutton Institute

“This exciting project will allow us to combine our experience in multi-component extraction from seaweeds and in polysaccharide chemistry to develop new methods that provide good agar yield whilst maximising value through extracting other components from the seaweeds”

23 Feb 2022

Hutton commitment to LGBTQ+ inclusion awarded Stonewall bronze

The James Hutton Institute

“Having Stonewall Bronze status is a signal of our commitment to the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace and to developing the potential of all of our colleagues, across the Hutton Group”

18 Feb 2022

Open call to galvanize the global barley research community

The James Hutton Institute

“We want to enable impactful science that safeguards high quality, sustainable and resilient barley production around the world”

14 Feb 2022

Now available: February 2022 issue of Hutton Highlights

The James Hutton Institute

"We'd love to hear what you think of it, so please send us your comments"

10 Feb 2022

World Pulses Day: We should get our fingers on pulses

The James Hutton Institute

"The advantages of pulses are considered very important for food security in many regions of the world, especially those threatened by climate change and environmental degradation." By Pete Iannetta Press and media enquiries: