About us

We are a world-leading independent scientific research organisation based in Scotland but working in collaboration across the globe.

Our pioneering science innovates and finds solutions for the challenges posed by the climate and nature crises on the sustainability and resilience of our crops, land, natural resources and communities through the development of transformative tools, interventions, products and land management practices.

Our research is unique in that it is tested in labs and also at landscape scale on our farms, combines the natural and socio-economic sciences and considers the connections between crops, resources and people.

Learn more about our vision to provide transformative solutions to global challenges and read our 5-year strategy.
Our people are experts in their field; from research scientists to farm teams. Browse our staff profiles.
Find out more about our board of directors, leadership team, funding, annual reports and equality, diversity and inclusion.
The James Hutton Institute and our predecessors have a long history of excellence in environmental science.
We hold several recognised accreditations with regard to: testing verifications, good manufacturing practices and around Agriculture/Horticulture.
We are committed to the highest standards of research practice and scientific publishing, and hold several accreditations.