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Glensaugh

Glensaugh steading (c) James Hutton Institute
Glensaugh is managed as an upland livestock farm, just over 1000ha in area, with sheep, cattle and red deer, improved and extensive pastures, moorland, woodland and peatland.has been providing facilities for agricultural and land research since 1943

Glensaugh is one of the James Hutton Institute’s research farms and the home of our Climate-Positive Farming Initiative. Please visit our new website and have a browse through our philosophy and our activities.

This exciting new initiative builds on a long tradition at Glensaugh for wide-ranging research into many different elements of farming – environmental, economic and social. The James Hutton Institute's research farms have long been at the forefront of innovation in land and agricultural practices, trialling and testing new farm methods, livestock and crops. Now, more than ever, they are needed to test and demonstrate transformative ways of managing our land.

Glensaugh is located in north-east Scotland in the Grampian foothills. It is managed as an upland livestock farm, just over 1000ha in area, with sheep, cattle and red deer, improved and extensive pastures, moorland, woodland and peatland.

Automatic weather station and hydrological data recording

Glensaugh has a long history of environmental data collection. Two automatic recording stations, the automatic weather station and the Birnie Burn hydrological data monitoring are both part of a long-term environmental monitoring study linked to the UK Environmental Change Network (ECN) and stream data direct to the ECN study and to their own dedicated web pages.

Glensaugh holiday apartment

Glensaugh has a holiday apartment which is available to let throughout the year. More information, including a downloadable leaflet, can be found here.

Walking trails at Glensaugh

Glensaugh has a couple of self-guided walking trails which you can find out more about here, including downloadable leaflets for each trail.

Location

The James Hutton Intitute
Glensaugh
Laurencekirk
Aberdeenshire
AB30 1HB

Contact

Donald Barrie - Manager


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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.