1 Feb 2019

Get digging! Best Soil in Show 2019 now open for entries

The James Hutton Institute

"Best Soil in Show highlights the importance of maintaining healthy soils and the many basic agricultural and ecological benefits they deliver"

31 Jan 2019

National Lottery funding boost for Cumbernauld environmental research

The James Hutton Institute

"We are delighted to be a part of this project working to improve Cumbernauld’s natural environment and help local people get involved with the nature on their doorstep"

30 Jan 2019

Scottish specialists team up to unlock water industry innovation

The James Hutton Institute

"The Water Test Network represents a unique partnership of organisations which is fully focused on supporting small to medium businesses to accelerate their innovations to market"

29 Jan 2019

New study examines impact of ecosystem management policies on monitoring and evaluation programmes

The James Hutton Institute

“To allow for improvement, it is important that future policies update monitoring programmes to reflect current ideas about nature and its interconnections with society; reconsider balance of effort on different topics and allow flexibility to fill any gaps; improve transparency of data and data uses, and enable par

25 Jan 2019

Innovative genetic technique to help achieve better barley

The James Hutton Institute

"We believe our new genotyping array will underpin global barley breeding for several years to come"

23 Jan 2019

Aberdeen team part of international research hub to tackle child stunting

The Rowett Institute

The University of Aberdeen is part of a new £19.76m research hub led by the London International Development Centre (LIDC) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) that aims to tackle the problem of stunting in children.

18 Jan 2019

Hutton chemical analysis contributes to study of pollutants in sheep livers

The James Hutton Institute

"The capability of our team to determine traces of environmental pollutants, including emerging contaminants, in complex matrices enables us to assess the potential risk of these pollutants to wildlife and human health"

11 Jan 2019

More fibre in your diet? Hutton science can help

The James Hutton Institute

"As part of the Institute’s recent Tay Cities International Barley Hub success, Hutton researchers are targeting alternative dietary fibres in barley and this could expand the use of barley in our diet besides whisky and beer"

9 Jan 2019

Potato scientists unravel genetics of tuber skin and flesh colour

The James Hutton Institute

"For the first time, we identified a specific miRNA in potato and demonstrated that a high level of it is strongly associated with purple skin and flesh colour"

24 Dec 2018

Alzheimer's study to look at gut health link

The Rowett Institute

Researchers will study the gut health of people with Alzheimer's to see if diet can play a role in managing the behavioural and psychological symptoms of the disease.

12 Dec 2018

New partnership to introduce Scottish potato varieties to India

The James Hutton Institute

"Since potato farming provides livelihood to a significant section of India's agricultural community, we are hopeful that our tie-up with Technico will help these communities effectively"

10 Dec 2018

Mars and Mull share similar soil, Hutton analysis finds

The James Hutton Institute

“By comparing each of the Martian soils with all fifteen hundred Scottish soils in our dataset, we consistently find a group of Scottish soil samples that are strikingly similar to those on Mars.

5 Dec 2018

New elite barley could be a budding success

The James Hutton Institute

"These combinations are a promising start and could impact brewing and distilling here and across the globe. The next step is to see how these combinations perform in an elite breeding environment and how well they flourish in the field"

29 Nov 2018

Scotland-India research collaboration delivers clean water for primary schools

The James Hutton Institute

"We have an obligation to reach out to the world with our expertise to help others, to improve lives and advance our understanding of how to manage water sustainably, both now and in response to future challenges"

29 Nov 2018

Views sought on local issues and quality of life in Scottish communities

The James Hutton Institute

"Researchers need to consult practitioners, policy makers, community groups and other stakeholders to identify the most important issues which affect Scotland’s rural areas and small towns"

28 Nov 2018

Views sought on wellbeing and quality of life in Scottish communities

The James Hutton Institute

"There is a clear need for researchers to consult practitioners, policymakers, community groups and several other stakeholders to identify the most important issues and subjects which affect Scotland’s rural areas and small towns"

23 Nov 2018

East Ayrshire farmer wins Nature of Scotland Food and Farming Award

The James Hutton Institute

"Food and farming are becoming even more important as Scotland aims to expand its food and drink sector, and this award recognises the people who are managing our farmland and producing food in ways that support nature"

22 Nov 2018

James Hutton Institute welcomes Tay Cities Deal funding boost

The James Hutton Institute

"The City Deal is a huge vote of confidence in Tayside. Both projects we are involved in represent significant investment in the future of this region, in key sectors for the regional and national economy and have the potential to unlock substantial economic benefits"

14 Nov 2018

International Barley Hub and Magic Margins win VIBES climate change award

The James Hutton Institute

"The VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards are a great chance to recognise business leadership in sustainable environmental investment"

14 Nov 2018

Professor Lorna Dawson and Mrs Anne Pack honoured at investiture ceremonies

The James Hutton Institute

"Lorna and Anne thoroughly deserve these honours which acknowledge their contributions to the Institute and society"