knowledgescotland news A new opportunity for policy stakeholders and Government audiences en-gb Copyright 2018, Mon, 29 Jan 2018 13:04:16 +0000 40 Spotlight on Strategic Research Achievements 2013-2014 article_id=315 Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT Scottish Livestock and Poultry Farmers Asked to Give SRUC Their Views on Animal Health Planning Researchers from Scotland?s Rural College (SRUC) are appealing to livestock and poultry farmers across Scotland to take part in a short survey to discover what farmers think of animal health planning. article_id=314 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT SRUC Researcher Reflects on his Findings from the Reintroduction of Beavers in Scotland Scottish scientists gathered in Lochgilphead on 19 February to share their findings with the local community following the trial reintroduction of beavers into the wild in Knapdale, Argyll & Bute. article_id=313 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT SRUC and University of Edinburgh 'Most Powerful' in UK Agricultural and Veterinary Research Agricultural and veterinary research at SRUC and the University of Edinburgh has been ranked as most powerful in the UK in the Research Excellence Framework (REF). article_id=312 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Calling all Teenagers: Science needs YOU! Researchers in Edinburgh have been awarded Â479,000 by the UK Government's Rural Affairs Department (Defra) to study teenagers' attitudes and behaviour towards animals. article_id=311 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Spotlight on Strategic Research Achievements 2012-13 The Scottish Government (Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services Division) Strategic Research Programme (SRP) has launched its latest spotlight document. article_id=310 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Strategic Programme Workshop on Sustainable Intensification A strategic approach to delivering novel and more environmentally sustainable food production offers enormous potential to enhance food security. Scotland is contributing to this globally important issue through world leading research from within its Strategic Research Programme (SRP). article_id=309 Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Scotland's Rural Poor 'Falling Through Cracks' Says New SRUC Report Nearly 60% of over-60s in rural Scotland are living in fuel poverty - evidence that the rural poor and disadvantaged are often 'falling through the cracks', according to the new SRUC report. article_id=308 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT Presentations from Vibrant Rural Communities workshop Poster presentations and a report from the Vibrant Rural Communities workshop held last year are now available online. article_id=307 Fri, 24 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT 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. article_id=306 Thu, 14 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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. article_id=305 Thu, 26 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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). article_id=304 Mon, 01 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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. article_id=303 Fri, 07 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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. article_id=302 Mon, 27 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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. article_id=301 Wed, 24 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT