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Open Farm Sunday 2018: New Venue! (Event)

Come and spend a fun family day at Glensaugh Farm! The Institute will be taking part in Open Farm Sunday 2018 on 10 June. ... Read more

Open Farm Sunday 2017 (Event)

  Come and spend a fun family day on the farm! ... Read more

Open Farm Sunday 2017 (Page)

The James Hutton Institute will be holding Open Farm Sunday on 11 June 2017, Dundee site. Find us at Directions to the Dundee site. Open farm Sunday - latest  ... Read more

“Magic margins” win Innovation Award at RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards (News)

A practical ‘magic margins’ solution to soil erosion devised by the James Hutton Institute’s Farm, Field & Glasshouse team won the Innovation Award at the RSPB Nature of Scotland 2016 Awards prizegiving cerem ... Read more

LEAF Technical Day for Farmers 2016 (Event)

The James Hutton Institute, one of Scotland’s LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) Innovation Centres, invites farmers to come and learn about new work to assist sustainable farming practice. This year we're joined by ... Read more

LEAF Technical Day for Farmers 9 June 2016 (Page)

The Institute and LEAF will hold a Technical Day for farmers on 9 June 2016 at Balruddery Farm near Dundee. See below for flyer, invite and contacts. Latest ... See LEAF's blog on the event ..... featuring Euan Caldwell ... Read more

Outreach (Research Page)

The output of our research is available through a number of outlets from formal scientific peer-reviewed articles, conferences proceedings and governmental reports, radio and TV appearances to brochures and leaflets as well as &ld ... Read more

Research Facilities (Research Page)

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Open Farm Sunday 2015 (Page)

The James Hutton Institute will be holding Open Farm Sunday on 7 June 2015, 10 am to 4 pm, Dundee site. Find us at Directions to the Dundee site. An emphasis this year will be on soil as part of the International Year of the S ... Read more

Soils@Hutton - Soil Information and Education (Research Page)

Introduction to Soils Exploring Scotland's Soils ... Read more

LEAF Technical Day for Farmers 3 June 2014 (Page)

The Institute and LEAF held a Technical Day for farmers on 3 June at Balruddery Farm near Dundee. Here we report on the day's events - the demonstrations, the talks, the discussions. ... Read more

LEAF Technical Day for Farmers (Event)

The James Hutton Institute, Scotland’s LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) Innovation Centre, invites farmers to come and learn about new work to assist sustainable farming practice. Meet other farmers and hear from a loc ... Read more

Open Farm Sunday 8 June 2014 (Page)

The James Hutton Institute was not open for Open Farm Sunday on 8 June 2014. This year we held a LEAF Technical Day for Farmers on Tuesday 3 June. See the exhibits at Farmers' Technical Day. ... Read more

Open Farm Sunday 9 June 2013 (Page)

The James Hutton Institute site at Invergowrie, near Dundee took part in Open Farm Sunday on 9 June 2013.  ... Read more

LEAF-related publications (Page)

SCRI LEAF Innovation Centre PDF file: The SCRI LEAF Innovation Centre (869 KB) ... Read more

Integrated Farm Management (Page)

Integrated Farm Management (IFM) involves: ... Read more

LEAF-related research (Page)

Research priorities Scientific research at the Institute covers a wide range of scales and disciplines from landscape processes to gene functioning. As a LEAF Innovation Centre, our priorities are: ... Read more

Around the LEAF farms (Page)

To help visitors appreciate farmland ... Read more

LEAF Comment (Page)

A series of commentaries and opinions on current topics in food security, sustainable agriculture and environment. A fuller version of some articles will be available as a downloadable file.   Mapping pesticide loading in ... Read more

LEAF News and Views (Page)

Balruddery Sustainable Catchment Programme ... Read more

Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF) (Page)

LEAF Linking Environment and Farming promotes environmentally responsible farming. LEAF brings together thousands of individuals and organisations to deliver a shared vision for the future of farming and food. ... Read more


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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.