Latest News for 2013

SRUC Contribution to EU Animal Task Force

Researcher Professor Alistair Stott, Group Manger Future Farming Systems with Scotland's Rural College, was amongst the speakers at the 3rd Animal Task Force Seminar, held recently in Brussels. Read more

Published on 14 November 2013 in Sustainability and Communities, Food, health and wellbeing

News Articles for 2013

From CAP to Volunteering and Public Service Reform

The reform debates of Pillar I and Pillar II of the CAP at the end of June have continued to result in a number of publications from the SRUC Rural Policy Centre. Read more

Published on 26 September 2013 in Sustainability and Communities, Climate, water and energy, Ecosystems and biodiversity, Food, health and wellbeing

Caution needed over demands on rural volunteers, warns Scotland's Rural College Study

Policymakers expecting volunteers to play a bigger role in delivering local services may need to re-think their strategy for rural areas, according to research led by Scotland's Rural College (SRUC). Read more

Published on 01 July 2013

CAP Reform, Agriculture and Climate Change Seminar

Presentations from the CAP Reform, Agriculture and Climate Change Seminar held earlier this year are now available online. Read more

Published on 07 June 2013 in Sustainability and Communities, Food, health and wellbeing

New research into protecting vegetables from disease, naturally

As concerns over pesticides such as neonicotinoids grow, SRUC is to work with the James Hutton Institute on a new research programme looking into ways of activating a plant's natural defences instead. Read more

Published on 27 May 2013 in Food, health and wellbeing

Growing a Food Business in a Recession - SRUC Offers Practical Advice

It is no easy task in today's financial climate to improve business profitability but Scotland's Rural College is running a workshop to help food and drink businesses do just that. Read more

Published on 24 April 2013 in Food, health and wellbeing

Farmers Views Sought on Impact of CAP Reform

Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) and the James Hutton Institute have asked farmers to complete a survey to help to guide policy makers after CAP reform. Read more

Published on 19 April 2013 Sustainability and Communities

knowledgescotland work shadowing scheme again rated highly

"Over all I thought the scheme was extremely useful and I would recommend it to other researchers who wish to gain a better understanding of policy and the workings of Scottish Government and the Scottish Parliament" : the verdict of one of many satisfied participants in the third knowledgescotland work shadowing scheme. Read more

Published on 25 February 2013 Sustainability and Communities , Climate, water and energy , Ecosystems and biodiversity , Food, health and wellbeing

SRUC's Rural Policy Centre begins to blog!

The SRUC Rural Policy Centre is launching a new blog. They hope it will encourage discussion on a wide range of issues relating to rural policy. Read more

Published on 08 February 2013