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Taking the northeast for granted or wanting what’s next?

Uploaded on behalf of Colin Campbell It’s sometimes easy to take what we have for granted and to lose sight of the positives. We have to take a step back and look at the bigger picture to really appreciate what we have and what we have achieved despite adversity.   That’s...

Scotland’s rivers – a picture of health or under threat?

Water underpins everything we do. We need clean water to live, but we need waters that are suitable for river life to thrive. With increasing concerns about water pollution, we take a look at what the threats are here in Scotland – and what we can do about them.

Case study: COVID wastewater

A team from BioSS (Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland) played an important role in understanding the spread of COVID-19 in Scotland by developing a system capable of rapidly analysing data tracking the presence of the virus in wastewater samples.

The James Hutton Institute at the Scottish Skipper Expo 2023

Uploaded on behalf of Phoebe Somervail The James Hutton Institute will be attending the Scottish Skipper Expo at the P&J Live in Aberdeen on the 12th and 13th of May. The institute will be represented by members of the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences (SEGS) department who are...

Typical April brings big swings in air temperature

The old saying is “April showers bring May flowers”. Or as Chaucer (In Neville Coghill’s version) has it: When in April the sweet showers fall And pierce the drought of March to the root, and all And veins are bathed in liquor of such power As brings about the...

News from the farm – March/April update

Uploaded on behalf of Donald Barrie, Farm Manager, Glensaugh

Scottish arable farmers sought agri-environmental incentive programs study

Researchers at The James Hutton Institute in Dundee are searching for arable farmers in Aberdeenshire, Angus, Perth and Kinross, Fife, Stirlingshire and the Central Belt to take part in a study on funding programs to support on farm biodiversity. The objective of this study is to identify what...

Plant specific biomarkers help to identify erosion and soil carbon loss hot spots in river catchments

By Dr Catherine Wiltshire and Dr Miriam Glendell.   

Ninth wettest March on record at Invergowrie

Spring may now have sprung, but it was our ninth wettest March on record last month, with cooler temperatures than we’ve seen in recent years. According to our weather data, gathered at our Invergowrie site, close to Dundee, since 1954, there was 78.8 mm of rain in March, or 170% of the...

Tarland burn to be re-designed for nature and climate change

A first step in potentially restoring a degraded watercourse in Deeside has been given the green light thanks to an £84,000 funding boost from the Scottish Government’s Nature Restoration Fund, managed by NatureScot. The Tarland Burn, which flows into the River Dee at Aboyne, is...


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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.