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Important information for event attendees and external visitors

coronavirus (COVID-19)In light of the most recent advice from the UK Government about stopping non-essential travel and increasing social distancing, most of our events have been rescheduled or moved to an online format.

Our sites have been placed on a restricted access condition, which means that only staff who are doing essential work can get access. All other colleagues will be working from home or staying at home even if they are unable to work remotely.

We have excellent and free to use video conference and conference call systems and are happy to make these facilities available to help you engage with us. Meetings are taking place via video conference with participants joining individually from their own locations; check with the relevant member of staff for advice.

As the situation is constantly changing, please check the UK Government and NHS websites for the latest advice and updates.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email

The James Hutton Institute hosts a number of events for members of the public, the farming and agriculture industry, policy makers, food manufacturers, marketers, land managers and land users.

We also exhibit at festivals and events throughout the UK, providing information to the general public through displays, activities and dialogue. These exhibits are supported by hands-on activities, knowledge exchange and the provision of leaflets and handouts for both children and adults.

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Fruit for the Future is the Institute's long-running soft fruit-themed event

Fruit for the Future 2020

for farmers, agronomists, food and drink industries and researchers

24 August 2020, time TBC, Free

Fruit for the Future is aimed at farmers, agronomists, representatives of the food and drink industries, researchers and others interested in soft fruit. The event is taking place online this year.

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Prof Doris Vetterlein will deliver the 2020 ISRR Medal Lecture on Root Research

Dundee Roots Group: Workshop & 2020 ISRR Medal Lecture in Root Research

for scientists, students and other interested parties

28 October 2020, 1pm to 6:30pm

This one-day event by the Dundee Roots Group will feature the 2020 ISRR Medal Lecture on Root Research, by Professor Doris Vetterlein, of the UFZ Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Halle, Germany.

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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.