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Scotland’s water – natural resource can drive economic growth (News)

Scottish ingenuity and expertise is a valuable global commodity that will help establish Scotland as a leading player in the international water sector, Nicola Sturgeon said today. The Deputy First Minister Scotland also confirme ... Read more

Conservation of rare Burnet moths in Scotland (Event)

Dr Mark Young, formerly University of Aberdeen, will deliver this Aberdeen Entomological Club seminar entitled "Conservation of rare Burnet moths (Zygaenidae) in Scotland". It will be held at the James Hutton Institute i ... Read more

Disease-free plants and new lab aim to improve food security in Zambia (News)

Best agricultural practices and awareness of food security related issues in Africa will be promoted at a seminar about disease-free planting materials of major staple crops organised by the James Hutton Institute in Lusaka, Zambi ... Read more

Environment Minister sees vision of climate change (News)

The Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Paul Wheelhouse MSP, got a virtual reality vision of the impact of climate change when he visited the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen. The Minister was shown the Institute&rsquo ... Read more

Barley didn’t always grow in Scotland…but how is it now our main crop? (News)

How was barley, a plant native to the Middle East and South-Western Asia, able to grow all over the UK and become Scotland’s main arable crop? The answer lies in the combined forces of evolution and selection, according to a ... Read more

Bugs and the Victorians (Event)

Dr John F. Clark from the University of St Andrews will give this seminar "Bugs and the Victorians" at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen. It has been organised by Aberdeen Entomological Club. In the wake of the Sci ... Read more

Water Works competition October winner announced (News)

Fifteen-year-old Aaron Hawthorne of Motherwell is the October winner of our Water Works schools photographic competition. Describing his photograph "The Fall of Water" Aaron said: "Not enough of us appreciate how i ... Read more

How often do you eat a mutant food? (News)

Have you ever stopped to think how often you eat what might be considered 'mutant' food? Even if you have, do you care? Should you? Dr Eleanor Gilroy will tackle the sometimes controversial issue of genetically modified ( ... Read more

The Lewis Endowment Fund (Page)

Background The Lewis Endowment Fund (LEF) was set up in 1930 as part of an original benefaction from Dr T.B. Macaulay of the Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada. Whilst the major purpose of this benefaction was to create the Ma ... Read more

Debating the future of Scottish land (News)

How can Scotland’s land best contribute to sustainable economic growth? What can be done to cope with growing and conflicting demands on the use of land? What options are available to land managers for ensuring food security ... Read more

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.