10 May 2018

Hutton scientists supporting major food safety drive in potato and cereal products

The James Hutton Institute

“It is exciting to see that some of our more fundamental research into crop stresses can be applied, through innovating projects, to improve food safety standards”

4 May 2018

Our work in the media: barley and social science

The James Hutton Institute

"Why go for something as expensive as quinoa, for example, when you can get a nice protein level and a nice taste from barley? It's on your doorstep"

2 May 2018

Brazilian plant scientist awarded Massalski research prize

The James Hutton Institute

"I feel privileged to have been part of a great team of dynamic scientists and I will take this experience into my future career"

1 May 2018

Aberdeen academics recognised for multi-million pound contribution to local economy

The Rowett Institute

Professor Lora Heisler from the Rowett Institute was one of seven University of Aberdeen academics whose key role in adding millions of pounds to the local economy, was recognised at an awards ceremony hosted by VisitAberdeenshire.

30 Apr 2018

Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing visits to find out more about Hutton research and innovation

The James Hutton Institute

"This research is fundamental to the long-term sustainability of farming, the continued success of our food and drink sector, and to better understand the challenges faced by the agricultural and environmental agenda."

30 Apr 2018

Celebrating 30 Years of Equine Grass Sickness Research


The Moredun Foundation Equine Grass Sickness Fund (EGSF) was launched in 1988 by Moredun and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies to provide a research hub dedicated to improving treatment, finding the cause and developing means of preventing this devastating disease.

28 Apr 2018

Edinburgh’s Chinese Community gifts Ting and Monument

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

A solid marble Ting and Monument have been gifted to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) by the capital’s Chinese community in recognition of the important plant research and conservation work that RBGE has been carrying out in China for more than one hundred years, and to commemorate the long and flourishing

27 Apr 2018

New version of Buntata mobile app announced

The James Hutton Institute

“Buntata is a collaborative effort between the University of St Andrews and the James Hutton Institute to enable open access to our information resources and put them at the fingertips of potato growers.”

27 Apr 2018

Hydro Nation scholar presents research at international water, food, energy and climate conference

The James Hutton Institute

"We're very pleased that this Scottish Government-funded PhD project is contributing to capacity developing in Nexus thinking to help achieve SDG targets"

26 Apr 2018

Launch of the SEFARI Gateway's Responsive Opportunity Fund 2018

The SEFARI Gateway is delighted to launch our 2018 call for applications to our Responsive Opportunity Fund.  Funds of up to £10K are available per award for new and collaborative knowledge exchange ideas which add value.

17 Apr 2018

Pulses, sustainable superfoods that can contribute to global food security

The James Hutton Institute

"Pulses such as UK-grown faba beans are high in starch as well as protein, essential minerals like iron, zinc and magnesium, and are gluten-free"

13 Apr 2018

New short film celebrates spectacular scenery and wildlife of North East Scotland

The James Hutton Institute

"The idea behind the video was to show what an incredible, beautiful natural environment residents and visitors can enjoy in North East Scotland and that everyone can, and should, do something to help safeguard it for the future"

11 Apr 2018

Blight map reveals evolution of potato disease in Europe

The James Hutton Institute

“Three emerging clones increased their combined frequency and are creating new challenges for late blight management”

9 Apr 2018

Scottish researchers to present at international rural development conference

The James Hutton Institute

“The potential human and social capital benefits of community-based service provision could turn out to be the silver lining of the cloud of austerity.”

3 Apr 2018

Exploring the potential of urban agriculture to alleviate food poverty

The James Hutton Institute

"Not only will a successful project lead to the provision of healthy, nutritious food for communities, but the production of the fruit will include the benefits of physical activity and fresh air along with the potential to increase green space in urban areas"

3 Apr 2018

Partnership to develop run-off tool app

The James Hutton Institute

Soil runoff

29 Mar 2018

Hutton researcher awarded prestigious British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship

The James Hutton Institute

Orla Shortall "The fellowship is a great opportunity to explore how farmers and stakeholders in both Scotland and the Republic of Ireland envisage the future of the dairy industry”

27 Mar 2018

Biodiversity and nature’s contributions continue dangerous decline, scientists warn

The James Hutton Institute

"The best available evidence, gathered by the world’s leading experts, points us now to a single conclusion: we must act to halt and reverse the unsustainable use of nature"

26 Mar 2018

Aberdeen and the Dee to benefit from more trees

The James Hutton Institute

"Rivers flowing through wooded catchments are cleaner, slower, better for wildlife and cause less flooding downstream during periods of heavy rain and run-off"

20 Mar 2018

Scotland’s sparsely populated areas confronted by demographic challenges

The James Hutton Institute

“If no action is taken, this may have serious implications for the workforce, the economy, and the capacity for demographic regeneration.”