24 Mar 2021

Resilience in the face of COVID-19 in Scotland’s rural and island areas

The James Hutton Institute

"The pandemic has brought rural vulnerabilities into sharp focus; however, the people we interviewed were optimistic that novel approaches used in responding to the pandemic should be continued and enhanced in the future"

22 Mar 2021

Volunteers wanted for innovative Scottish mountain hare survey

The James Hutton Institute

“Mountain hares are Scotland’s only native hare and an important species in the Scottish hills, and gathering more accurate information about them will help inform conservation efforts”

19 Mar 2021

Tay Cities Deal go-ahead for International Barley Hub and Advanced Plant Growth Centre

The James Hutton Institute

"“The £62m committed by the UK and Scottish governments through the Tay Cities Deal for both projects constitute the largest-ever investment in Scottish agricultural science and will power the green recovery needed after COVID-19"

17 Mar 2021

Discovery of a gene that controls grain development may help control cereal yields

The James Hutton Institute

Cross-section of a barley flower, Dr Laura Wilkinson, University of Adelaide

15 Mar 2021

James Hutton Institute welcomes new UK Plant Science Strategy

The James Hutton Institute

"This strategy positions plant science R&D in the broader UK science and innovation landscape to deliver solutions such as to reduce carbon emissions in agriculture production, deliver sustainable food systems and increase carbon sequestration in both cultivated and natural ecosystems"

11 Mar 2021

New research highlights interactions of bacteria, fungi and roots for plant nutrition

The James Hutton Institute

“We hope our results influence future management of plant-microbe interactions and improve the ability of scientists to use arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and bacteria to improve the nutrition of crops in soils with limited phosphorus levels”

8 Mar 2021

World Water Day 2021: finding the true value of Scotland’s water

The James Hutton Institute

"The Hydro Nation International Centre at the James Hutton Institute in Scotland is honoured to coordinate our annual national celebration of World Water Day"

4 Mar 2021

Hutton postgraduate research showcased in 2021 student event

The James Hutton Institute

"This event provides a valuable learning experience for Hutton students in communicating their work to the wider scientific community and promotes a collegiate atmosphere"

2 Mar 2021

Women and 'Global South' missing from list of top-publishing ecologists

The James Hutton Institute

"We need the perspective provided by a diverse group of scientists in order to address the serious environmental problems faced by the world today, like climate change, pollution and the loss of biodiversity"

26 Feb 2021

RELOCAL conference: achieving a spatially and socially just Europe

The James Hutton Institute

"The tool developed by Dr Currie and Dr Piras was used to analyse the 33 case studies to be showcased during the conference"

26 Feb 2021

New research to shed light into mechanisms of potato blight infection

The James Hutton Institute

“We will study the activity and structure of the discovered proteins, their activity in induction of host defence responses, and determine their sites of action during plant infection”

22 Feb 2021

PRESS RELEASE: HRH The Princess Royal supports new research Fellowship to investigate Equine Grass Sickness


Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal took part in a special podcast as part of the On Farm series (www.podfollow.com/onfarm) to launch a new research drive to shed new light on equine grass sickness, an often fatal disease of horses.

19 Feb 2021

Focus on land reform at Rural Housing Summit 2021

The James Hutton Institute

"Land reform in Scotland is a topic of international discussion and fascination"

17 Feb 2021

Flapjack takes global spotlight at Wheat Initiative online training sessions

The James Hutton Institute

“These workshops were a fantastic opportunity to showcase not only Flapjack, but the wide variety of free and open-source visualization, database, and decision support tools that we produce at the Hutton in support of breeders all around the globe”

16 Feb 2021

Tomnah’a Market Garden wins second NEWBIE Award for Innovative New Entrants

The James Hutton Institute

"Tomnah’a are a great example of a new entrant that are using their farming and floristry skills, not just for community and biodiversity benefits, but also to create a viable and innovative business model"

15 Feb 2021

Now available: February 2021 issue of Hutton Highlights

The James Hutton Institute

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

12 Feb 2021

New appointments to boost flagship innovation initiatives

The James Hutton Institute

"It is a pleasure to announce Robbie, Derek and Lee-Ann as the directors of IBH, APGC and ILUSC. They are all highly successful and dynamic leaders and highly respected in their own fields, have influential national and international networks, and have clear and exciting vision and plans."

11 Feb 2021

Celebrating our Women in Science

The James Hutton Institute

“We hope our booklet inspires interest and contributes to a future generation of female scientists”

10 Feb 2021

World Pulses Day: Home-growing plant protein is good sense

The James Hutton Institute

"There are strong ethical and environmental drivers to source our plant protein from home-grown pulses, but there is much to learn and do" By Pete Iannetta and Alison Karley, Ecological Sciences, James Hutton Institute