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Friday, February 24, 2017

Agriculture Champion appointed to James Hutton Institute board

The appointment of Mr Archie Gibson to the Board of Directors of the James Hutton Institute has been announced today.

SEWeek event at Scottish Parliament (courtesy Rob Brooker)
Friday, February 24, 2017

Ecological research key to managing Scotland's natural resources

Ecological research is at the heart of solutions to help policymakers, researchers and land managers cope with issues affecting Scotland's environment, a gathering of ecologists and MSPs at the Scottish Parliament has heard.

Jane Robertson (l) and Gaynor McKenzie at Global Seed Vault (Jane Robertson)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Commonwealth Potato Collection seeds deposited in Global Seed Vault

Seeds from the Hutton-hosted Commonwealth Potato Collection have been deposited into the Global Seed Vault at Svalbard, marking the first-ever seed deposit by a UK institution.

Blueberries (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Berries may be beneficial for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity

Polyphenols present in soft fruit may have beneficial effects on health related to type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, neurodegenerative diseases and cancers, delegates of the SSCR Soft Fruit Winter Meeting have been told.

Hirondellea gigas (Wikicommons)
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Banned pollutants found in deepest reaches of our oceans

A research team including scientists of the James Hutton Institute, Newcastle University and the University of Aberdeen has uncovered evidence that the reach of human influence on the planet is most evident by its impact on inaccessible habitats.

Glen Dee raspberry (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, February 10, 2017

Glen Dee shortlisted for UK Grower Awards 2017

Dundee-bred Glen Dee raspberry variety has been shortlisted in the Best New Variety: Top/Soft Fruit category of the UK Grower Awards.

Council leaders with Hutton representatives (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, February 03, 2017

Tay Cities Deal submission launched

A document setting out more than 50 projects envisioned for Angus, Dundee, Fife and Perth & Kinross has been launched at the James Hutton Institute in Invergowrie.

Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham visits the CPC (c) Hutton Institute
Friday, February 03, 2017

Commonwealth Potato Collection to make first UK deposit in Global Seed Vault

The CPC, an invaluable repository of potato germplasm held in trust by the James Hutton Institute with support from the Scottish Government, is set to make the first deposit of plant genetic material by a UK institution into the Global Seed Vault in Svalbard.

Glen Dee raspberries (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

James Hutton Limited to highlight Glen Dee raspberry at Fruit Logistica

The commercial arm of the James Hutton Institute hopes to develop new markets and showcase its new raspberry variety Glen Dee, as well as its analytical services.

Professor James Curran, new Chair of the Institute’s Board of Directors
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Changes to James Hutton Institute and JHL boards of directors announced

The James Hutton Institute today announced the appointment of a new Chair for the Institute Board, a move complemented by the appointment of a new Chair to the Board of James Hutton Ltd, its commercial subsidiary. Two new members of the Institute’s Board have also been appointed.

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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.