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: 

7 Feb 2022

Rural affairs secretary sees vision of climate-positive, futuristic farming

The James Hutton Institute

“It is great to get a chance to see some of the innovative work happening right here in Scotland. As we continue to journey to more sustainable farming, we can learn from the measures taken here which could ultimately help us make better use of our land.

3 Feb 2022

Hutton expertise contributes to parliamentary session on Scotland’s Good Food Nation Bill

The James Hutton Institute

"There is an urgent need to develop an equitable, socially just and sustainable approach to food production and utilisation.

28 Jan 2022

UK’s first measurements of nitrogen added by legumes to a crop production system

The James Hutton Institute

"The ability of beans to fix nitrogen from air presents an opportunity by which the environmental damaging impacts of excessive synthetic nitrogen fertiliser use may be avoided"

28 Jan 2022

Hutton joins vision of Centre for Agricultural Sustainable Innovation

The James Hutton Institute

"The CASI will place Angus at the forefront of agricultural innovation to deliver sustainable, high-quality nutritious food supporting local communities"

17 Jan 2022

Major new study shows role beavers could play in restoring Scotland’s rivers

The James Hutton Institute

"This timely CREW report provides an independent assessment to aid policy decisions that balances the needs of land managers against the ecosystem benefits that come from beaver re-introduction”

13 Jan 2022

Research on impact of COVID-19 on food practices

The James Hutton Institute

"This study into changing food practices during the pandemic will give valuable insights into how and why people make decisions relating to food, leading to greater understanding about how policy and public communication can most effectively influence those decisions with regard to environmental sustainability and s

12 Jan 2022

Blue light inhibits immune response of potato to late blight disease

The James Hutton Institute

“This advancement highlights that varying light treatments could have a direct impact on plant health and the ability to respond to pathogen attack”

11 Jan 2022

Protein from gorse could feed millions of people, says Rowett Institute expert

The Rowett Institute

Protein from gorse, a widely-cleared plant in Scotland, could be used to provide a food source for millions of people, according to the Rowett Institute's Professor Wendy Russell.

1 Jan 2022

Rethink our relationship with nature to avoid worst of climate change and pandemics

The James Hutton Institute

“New thinking and believing in our own ingenuity can get us through many crises. Science is now clear that we, too, need to re-think our relationship with the natural world, if we’re going to avoid the worst consequences of climate change and avoid pandemics"

23 Dec 2021

Plans afoot for UK’s first purpose-built greenhouse gas observatory in Scotland

The James Hutton Institute

“Science was at the heart of COP26, providing evidence of how much damage was being done due to climate warming from greenhouse gases but there are still contested issues about exactly how much GHG are being produced from land and a need to know if planned mitigations will work”

23 Dec 2021

Five new climate and disease resilient potato varieties approved for release in Malawi

The James Hutton Institute

"We hope that Chikoka, Chitute, Khutula, Phindu and Tinyadile will contribute to economic prosperity and increased food security in Malawi and beyond, and are very grateful to our project partners and funders for their continued support"

21 Dec 2021

Assessing durability of potato breeding lines to PCN threat

The James Hutton Institute

"Producing resistant varieties that are attractive to growers and processors is incredibly important if we’re to protect the future of potato production across the UK. However, resistance is only half the battle, and we need to be considering tolerance too.

20 Dec 2021

Why Covid is not a good stress test of our food supply chains' resilience

The James Hutton Institute

"There is an old adage that says if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The first task for policymakers is to understand that, in spite of the mask of resilience it wears, our food system is broken and highly vulnerable" By Mike Rivington