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From pine marten poo to pulling together on biodiversity

Liam McAllan has recently joined the Hutton-hosted North East Scotland Biodiversity Partnership (NESBiP) as Biodiversity Coordinator. He tells us why we need to pull together for Scotland’s biodiversity. Did you know that blaeberries can make up to 30% of a pine marten’s summer...

Does Scotland have a water scarcity problem – and what can we do about it?

We may think of Scotland as a wet country, where summer holidays are more often than not ruined by a downpour and water is abundant. Yet, concerns about water scarcity are increasingly in the headlines. Low river water levels in mid-August last year (2022), caused the Scottish Environment...

Hottest June on record at Hutton in Invergowrie

Weather data from The James Hutton Institute in Invergowrie has confirmed June as being the hottest month on record. The month saw a daily mean air temperature of 15.1ºC at the Hutton’s Invergowrie campus, making it the hottest June since records started at the site in 1954....

Hutton student wins Scottish Land Commission award

A human geography student at The James Hutton Institute and the University of Aberdeen has won the Scottish Land Commission’s National Student Award for 2023.

News from the farm - May/June update

Posted on behalf of Donald Barrie, Farm Manager, Glensaugh

Changing gender roles in Scottish farming – shifting the balance

Lee-Ann Sutherland at The James Hutton Institute  The role of women in Scotland’s agricultural sector is under the spotlight, for good reason. For a long time, there has been a lack of women in leadership posititions in the sector, under representation in leadership roles in...

A dull dry May makes for an average Spring

As we take the tentative steps into summer, it’s time to look back on the Spring weather at Invergowrie. After our ninth wettest March months on record, then an average April, a dry May has meant Spring was, overall, average, across the three months. It was in fact the 13th driest May...

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.


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