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Our science delivers products and services through our commercial activities

Image of the James Hutton Limited logoJames Hutton Limited

James Hutton Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the James Hutton Institute, translating research into solutions, products, quality analytical and consultancy services to agri-food, environment and energy sector companies. 

The company was established in April 2015 through a merger of Mylnefield Research Services Ltd and Macaulay Scientific Consulting Ltd.

James Hutton Institute researchers and analysts, engaged by James Hutton Limited, perform services and undertake research to support commercial businesses and collaborative projects between industry and academia. 

Soft fruit and potato breeding have been a staple output of the science at the James Hutton Institute and its legacy organisations since the 1930s. Today, raspberry, blackberry, blackcurrant, blueberry, redcurrant and potato all have their own industry-funded breeding programmes in place at the Institute, managed by James Hutton Limited.

Mylnefield Lipid Analysis, a leading international laboratory for the specialist analysis of oils and fats, is also part of James Hutton Limited.  It is one of the few laboratories in the world that has been approved by both the UK MHRA and the US FDA for GMP analysis of oils and fats and has undergone a successful GCP inspection by the MHRA.

Please visit the James Hutton Limited website for comprehensive details of the analytical and crop science services, contract research projects and soft fruit and potato varieties that are available via James Hutton Limited.


James Hutton Institute

The James Hutton Institute

James Hutton Limited

James Hutton Limited


James Hutton Institute

The James Hutton Institute

James Hutton Limited

James Hutton Limited


To be at the forefront of innovative and transformative science for sustainable management of land, crop and natural resources that support thriving communities.


To generate profitable income utilising the expertise, resources and intellectual property of the James Hutton Institute to assist the Institute to deliver its mission and achieve its vision.

Board of Directors

  • Deborah Keith - Non-executive Director (Chair)
  • Hugh Darby - Company Secretary
  • Jonathan Snape - Commercial Director, James Hutton Limited
  • Robin Walker - Non-executive Director
  • Anne McColl - Non-executive Director
  • Colin Campbell - Chief Executive, James Hutton Institute

Legal Framework and Financial Statements

PDF file: James Hutton Limited - Directors' Report and Financial Statements for the year ending 31 March 2019 (786 KB)

PDF file: Memorandum and Articles of Association (5.11 MB)

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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.