7 May 2019

Start to Farm conference to gather aspiring UK farming entrepreneurs

The James Hutton Institute

"It’s an opportunity to bring together those looking to establish their own farming businesses and provide a setting where they can meet other entrepreneurs alongside leading industry professionals" More information from: 

7 May 2019

Hutton Athena SWAN commitment awarded Bronze status to 2022

The James Hutton Institute

“The James Hutton Institute is thoroughly committed to developing the potential of all members of staff. Having Athena SWAN Bronze status and, more importantly, our ongoing commitment to the Athena SWAN Charter will help towards this.”

6 May 2019

Nature’s dangerous decline ‘unprecedented’: IPBES report

The James Hutton Institute

"We cannot continue to manage our environment with a view that degradation does not matter if we cannot see it, or if it transpires elsewhere... the costs of doing nothing far outweigh the costs of tackling this degradation at the source"

3 May 2019

Blight map reveals evolution of potato disease in Europe in 2018

The James Hutton Institute

“Three emerging clones increased their combined frequency from 10% in 2016 to 36% of the population in 2018”

1 May 2019

Plant Teams Field Lab: heritage grains and crop innovation for crofters

The James Hutton Institute

"Delegates will be able to learn about new research into heritage grains like bere barley, an ancient type of Scottish barley, and which species mixtures are particularly suited to the West of Scotland"

23 Apr 2019

Pint of Science: Bringing scientific research down the local

The James Hutton Institute

“This year's festival will feature some fantastically creative events cooked up by our endlessly ambitious volunteers, showcasing some of the nation's most brilliant researchers in their local pubs and cafes”

23 Apr 2019

Community energy in Europe ‘more diverse’ than in the past 50 years

The James Hutton Institute

“For social innovation to fulfil its potential to empower citizens in delivering cleaner, fairer, energy systems, the support of governments and energy companies alike is crucial”

19 Apr 2019

Enhancing the provision of environmental information through machine learning

The James Hutton Institute

“More collaboration between public authorities, users and researchers is necessary to explore further applications of digital technologies, with social and natural scientists, to improve the provision and use of environmental information”

17 Apr 2019

Lynbreck Croft wins inaugural NEWBIE Award for Innovative New Entrants

The James Hutton Institute

“The winners had not a ‘thinking outside of the box’ approach but instead a ‘there is no box there’ vision, which showed an unconstrained desire to squeeze every ounce out of their business”

15 Apr 2019

Thousands of species at risk from native oak decline

The James Hutton Institute

“We hope that this work will help us start thinking now about how our woodlands could look in hundreds of years and the biodiversity they might support.”

11 Apr 2019

Aberdeen named European Forest City for 2019

The James Hutton Institute

"The four great forests around Aberdeen provide crucial environmental, social and economic benefits to its citizens"

11 Apr 2019

University launches recruitment campaign for 60 academic posts

The Rowett Institute

The University of Aberdeen is recruiting for 60 academic posts as part of an ambitious strategy to enhance its status as a world leader in research.

10 Apr 2019

BioSS analysis contributes to validate robustness of SEPA Fish Farm survey

The James Hutton Institute

“Open communication and collaboration between specialists in very different areas of science are therefore crucial to establishing a robust body of evidence upon which to base decisions about measures to protect marine life”

2 Apr 2019

Further and Higher Education Minister visits to find out about research and innovation

The James Hutton Institute

“I am constantly impressed by the quality of research I see coming out of Scotland’s higher education and research centres, and today’s fascinating tour shed light on the continuous innovation at the James Hutton Institute"

29 Mar 2019

Deeper scrutiny of plant and microbe interactions key for food safety

The James Hutton Institute

"The detailed variations at the level of the bacterial isolate, plant species and tissue type all need to be considered in risk assessments"

26 Mar 2019

‘Why invest in nature?’ short film competition launches for 2019

The James Hutton Institute

"We expect a selection of compelling films which will help us show how Scotland’s economy benefits from our wonderful natural heritage and make the case for all sorts of businesses to get involved in looking after Scotland’s nature"

25 Mar 2019

Celebrating the North East's 2019 Young Wildlife Champions

The James Hutton Institute

"These young people are dynamic and inspirational; each and every one has a heartening, and in some cases humbling, story to tell"

25 Mar 2019

Scottish Affairs Select Committee visits to discuss future of agriculture and innovation

The James Hutton Institute

"Innovative farming techniques could help Scotland harness its agricultural potential and become a global hub for technologies and techniques that support environmentally sound farming" More information from: 

22 Mar 2019

James Hutton Institute unveils Hydro Nation International Centre

The James Hutton Institute

"The centre will ensure that policymakers and businesses have access to the right expertise for robust decision making, and will support innovation in the sector. In addition, it will help develop the next generation of water leaders"

13 Mar 2019

Don’t close the door on European funding, say organisations across Britain

The James Hutton Institute

"Science is the main hope for solving many of our ecological, environmental, technological and health problems. It must not be forgotten in the debate about our future relationship with the EU"