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Everyday Circularity: Researching behaviours and business practices in the transition to a Circular Economy

Overconsumption and high levels of resource use are challenges contributing significantly to the climate and biodiversity crises. Scotland is currently only 1.3% circular, meaning that over 98% of the products consumed in Scotland come from newly extracted materials, and only a small proportion...

Addressing nature loss – a Scottish opportunity

By Robin Pakeman, senior ecologist, The James Hutton Institute (first published in The Herald 23 September, 2023).

How to tackle TV interviews – SEFARI Gateway supported training

To help a group of scientists and experts across Scotland’s Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research Institutions (SEFARI) build their skills around media engagement, SEFARI Gateway recently funded two media training sessions with former senior editors who now specialise in...

Project officer appointed for Hutton’s HydroGlen project

A project officer has been appointed to help drive forward a project that will help convert an Aberdeenshire research farm into a green hydrogen-powered demonstration site. The £6 million HydroGlen project is being run by The James Hutton Institute at Glensaugh, near Fettercairn.

‘Pick-a-Mix’ helps you find the sweet spot for growing crop mixtures

Uploaded on behalf of: Alison Karley, Sebastian Raubach, Paul Shaw, Susan Verrall, Robin Pakeman, Adrian Newton, Roy Neilson, Rob Brooker

Agroecology key to reducing agricultures environmental footprint

Field trials led by The James Hutton Institute in collaboration with farmers in Scotland and overseas have demonstrated that cultivating different crops together in the same field and at the same time can make agriculture more resilient and environmentally sustainable.

Training an eye in the sky on Scottish peatland health

Peatland covers about 20% of Scotland, providing a unique habitat, filtering our water and storing carbon. But when damaged, peatlands can be a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, about 80% of Scotland’s peatland is thought to be damaged and contributing to an...

Hutton invites public interest in £7.2 m hub plans

The James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen is opening its doors to local residents, schools, businesses and community groups to share proposed plans for its new £7.2 million Just Transition Hub. Funded by the Scottish Government’s Just Transition Fund, the hub will be a centre for...

Hot, but not a Long Hot Summer

The Heat is On, sang the singe Glenn Frey, and it would be an apt song for this summer. While July and August may not have felt that warm, failing to make it Keith Urban’s Long Hot Summer, the climate change driven heat in June tipped summer into being the 10th warmest summer on record...

Hutton Unconformities conquer Scotland’s Great Glen

The sun shone, but then the heavens opened – it’s a typical story for Scottish weather and one our and all the other teams taking part in the Great Glen Challenge on Friday (August 25) took on with relish. And it was all well worth it – we’ve hit our £1,000...


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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.