Resources

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: May 2019 – New bid to grow pupils interest in…

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. 2019: March 2019 – Farmers can be key to the survival…

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. 2019: September 2019 – Scotland stands to gain from US research…

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…

Seasonal Workers

Seasonal Workers in Scottish Agriculture

19 March 2019

Watch our new seasonal migrant workers film above. In summer 2017, SRUC was commissioned by the Scottish Government to undertake research to improve our understanding of the labour market in…

Highland Farming

Post Brexit Implications for Agriculture in the Highlands and Islands

11 March 2019

Background and Reports The Highlands and Islands Agricultural Support Group (HIASG) commissioned Andrew Moxey (Pareto Consulting) and Steven Thomson (SRUC) to consider the potential impacts of Brexit on the Highlands and Islands Region. HIASG…