Resources

Boosting Productivity Growth in Scottish Agriculture – Report for the Scottish Government

15 April 2020

Scottish agriculture is under significant external pressure, both from the policy and trade landscape after the UK withdraws from the EU and the current COVID-19 outbreak. This puts strain on…

Highland Farming

The Highlands & Islands Agricultural Support Group (HIASG) Position on post-Brexit land management policy – Report

29 March 2020

This summary report sets out the Highland and Islands Agricultural Support Group’s (HISAG) position regarding post-Brexit land management policy. Working with HIASG representatives Steven Thomson (SRUC) and Andrew Moxey (Pareto…

Innovation in Upland Livestock Systems – Science Education

15 October 2019

Professor Davy McCracken writes on the Science Education focused work emerging from the SRUC’s Hill & Mountain Research Centre. 2019: December 2019 – Get into Forestry (video) November 2019 –…

Innovation in Upland Livestock Systems – Environmental Resilience

15 October 2019

Professor Davy McCracken writes on the Environmental Resilience focused work emerging from the SRUC’s Hill & Mountain Research Centre. 2020: February 2020 – Agroforestry in Scotland (Podcast) May 2020 –…

Innovation in Upland Livestock Systems – Improving Upland Agricultural Productivity

15 October 2019

Professor Davy McCracken writes on the Agricultural productivity focused work emerging from the SRUC’s Hill & Mountain Research Centre. 2020: July 2020 – Introduction of Beef Shorthorn paid dividends April…

Rural Report 2018/19

15 June 2019

  The role of the land-based sector within local economies is often claimed to be significant, yet it is unclear from the existing evidence how important farming, forestry and estates…

Livestock Farming Challenges in coastal Scotland – Presentation.

13 June 2019

In November 2018, Professor Davy McCracken of SRUC was invited to speak at the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland Conference in Glasgow. He presented in a workshop…

Brexit and Land Ownership and Reform with Dr Rob McMorran

3 May 2019

Dr Rob McMorran is a researcher at SRUC, with a special interest in land reform and community land ownership. In this video, Rob discusses the land ownership context in Scotland,…

Brexit, CAP and High Nature Value Farming with Professor Davy McCracken

25 April 2019

Professor Davy McCracken is Head of the  Hill & Mountain Research Centre at SRUC, as well as Head of the Department of Integrated Land Management. In this video, Davy discuses…

Future Proof your Business through Diversification – Report

16 April 2019

The SAC Consulting Food and Drink team have published a report on diversification of farms. The work, funded by the Scottish Government, provides guidance and examples of diversification opportunities, supported…