28 Oct 2019

Spotlight on Hutton soil science at 7th International Soil Organic Matter symposium

The James Hutton Institute

"We need much more social science research into improved engagement, uptake and adaptation by land managers towards practices that we already know will work"

22 Oct 2019

New Hutton-SRUC partnership to help students gain real-world experience

The James Hutton Institute

"The fact that the farm is now also being used for educational purposes, to help train the next generation of farmers, is fantastic and evidence of the real benefits of collaboration across the Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Institutes (SEFARI)"

16 Oct 2019

NEWBIE farming incubators at AgriScot

The James Hutton Institute

"These incubator spaces create a buffer zone for farmers starting out so that they can hone their business model, gain credibility in the eyes of lenders or future business partners and take risks with a higher threshold for failure"

9 Oct 2019

A new website to improve open access to research data on Scotland’s natural assets

The James Hutton Institute

"The aim of NAR-DP is to create an accessible and easy to use online resource for a wide range of people, from organisations to members of the public"

4 Oct 2019

New insight into bacterium responsible for life-threatening disease in humans

The James Hutton Institute

"This study illustrates how rigorous experimental design, coupled with advanced data analysis and modelling expertise, is fundamental to successful scientific discovery"

4 Oct 2019

Watch the 42nd TB Macaulay Lecture by Professor Dieter Helm: Green and Prosperous Land

The James Hutton Institute

"Protecting and enhancing our natural capital are amongst the highest return investments we can make"

4 Oct 2019

Portraying Cumbernauld’s connections to urban nature via participatory video

The James Hutton Institute

Cumbernauld project

27 Sep 2019

Now available: September 2019 issue of Hutton Highlights

The James Hutton Institute

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

26 Sep 2019

DESIRA: focus on digitisation in rural areas

The James Hutton Institute

"The first step is to gain a solid understanding of 'the game' – the variables involved and the context – and then identify the main stakeholders in the digitisation landscape"

26 Sep 2019

UK and Peruvian crop scientists discuss potential of omic-based technologies

The James Hutton Institute

“Many possibilities for collaboration were identified, both for establishing research collaborations and for enhancing capacity building in Peru. These activities should provide enhanced prospects for improving food security in the country and beyond”

17 Sep 2019

Islands Revival Declaration points to evidence of population turnaround in Scottish islands

The James Hutton Institute

“Our intention is to facilitate discussion between communities, local and Scottish Government, island businesses and international experts, to identify ways in which policy can best support positive population trends in the islands”

13 Sep 2019

IUFRO Scientific Achievement Award for Professor Maria Nijnik

The James Hutton Institute

"I am delighted that IUFRO have recognised the importance of social innovation and entrepreneurship in forestry as a means of delivering support to people, including forest-dependent communities, and helping in strengthening the resilience of socio-ecological systems"

11 Sep 2019

What's the philosophy of a Hydro Nation?

The James Hutton Institute

"Scotland's Hydro Nation Vision builds on the recognition that water is of central importance to the economy of Scotland, both as a sector in its own right and as a critical resource in Scotland’s manufacturing, agriculture, food and drink, tourism and energy sectors"

6 Sep 2019

Collaboration to boost Hutton chromatography and spectrometry analytical capabilities

The James Hutton Institute

“Having state-of the-art capabilities puts the James Hutton Institute among the best academic organisations in the UK and across Europe”

4 Sep 2019

International research effort evidences increased sustainability focus in China

The James Hutton Institute

“Whilst the challenges that other countries face may be of a different nature, we all have a finite amount of natural resources and in the future will need to develop innovative solutions to improving sustainability in a changing world”

27 Aug 2019

Green cover trial improves spring barley yield and benefits the environment

The James Hutton Institute

"Soil conditions and barley yield were consistently better under the cover crops than in soil that had been left with cereal stubble over-winter"

21 Aug 2019

University leads biggest Doors Open Day yet

The Rowett Institute

The University of Aberdeen will lead this year's 30th annual Doors Open Day event in Aberdeen, and more buildings than ever before will be open to the public.

16 Aug 2019

Hutton water innovation up for VIBES Hydro Nation Scotland award

The James Hutton Institute

"We are delighted to be named as finalists of the VIBES Hydro Nation Scotland award for the efforts of our multi-disciplinary team along with other Scottish and Indian partners"

8 Aug 2019

Chinese and Scottish researchers establish collaborative links at Potatoes in Practice 2019

The James Hutton Institute

"It’s our expectation that this collaboration bears fruit in the near future, for the benefit of the potato sector in both UK and China.”

5 Aug 2019

Future of chemistry focus at Potatoes in Practice

The James Hutton Institute

"Potatoes in Practice is the largest field-based potato event in the UK, organised and hosted by the James Hutton Institute in partnership with AHDB Potatoes, SRUC and Agrii and is also supported by Potato Review"