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Important information for event attendees and external visitors

coronavirus (COVID-19)In light of the ongoing government restrictions and advice to mitigate risk of COVID-19 transmission, our events have been rescheduled or moved to online delivery.

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View our list of forthcoming General Public events below.

Previous Public Events

LEAF - Speak out roadshow

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2019

Linking Environment and Farming

Start date (computer format): Thu, 2019-05-02
VIBES Awards logo
for business representatives seeking to distinguish themselves from their competitors, attract new clients and win new markets.

How to get a competitive edge through good environmental practices: VIBES Awards

16 April 2019, 3-5pm

The Institute will host a talk by VIBES - Scottish Environment Business Awards representatives to discuss how the awards can help businesses get recognition for good environmental practices and distinguish themselves from their competitors.

Start date (computer format): Tue, 2019-04-16
Sustainable agriculture at Balruddery farm (c) James Hutton Institute
for farmers, growers and anyone interested in sustainable agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture in Scotland: Practical Improvements from Long-Term Research

22 March 2019, 10am to 3pm (including lunch)

Hear how long-term research has provided practical improvements for sustainable agriculture in this free workshop organised by Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) and the James Hutton Institute.

Start date (computer format): Fri, 2019-03-22
 Queen of the Sun
for any member of staff or the general public

Film screening: Queen of the Sun - What are the Bees telling us?

18 March 2019, doors open 6.30pm, film begins 7pm

We are pleased to invite you to a free screening of the ‘Queen of the Sun – What are the Bees telling us?’ which is an alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel.

Start date (computer format): Mon, 2019-03-18
Craigiebuckler Autumnwatch
For any member of staff or the general public.

Craigiebuckler Autumnwatch

Monday 24th September 2018

Join the staff at the James Hutton Institute as they bring to life the activities of the creatures great and small that make their home within the grounds of Craigiebuckler.

Start date (computer format): Mon, 2018-09-24
Children exploring our soil pit at Open Farm Sunday 2017
for the general public and families

Open Farm Sunday 2018: New Venue!

10 June 2018, 11am - 4 pm, Free

The James Hutton Institute will be opening its doors to the public for LEAF Open Farm Sunday on 10 June.

Start date (computer format): Sun, 2018-06-10
for families and the general public

Plant Power Day 2018

Sunday 20 May 2018, 11am-4pm: Free

This free family drop in event hosted by the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute will have plant activities for all ages.

Start date (computer format): Sun, 2018-05-20
10 Billion - What's On Your Plate?
for any member of staff or the general public, anyone interested in the future of agriculture.

Film screening - “10 Billion What’s on your plate?”

22 March 2018

We are pleased to invite you to a screening of “10 Billion What’s on your plate?”, the film follows the director, author, and self-proclaimed ‘food fighter’ Valentin Thurn as he travels the world studying the essentials of food production.

Start date (computer format): Thu, 2018-03-22
for any member of staff or the general public

'A Plastic Ocean' Film Screening

19:00 – 21:30, doors open at 18:30, 15 February 2018

The James Hutton Institute are pleased to invite you to a free screening of Craig Leeson’s, ‘A Plastic Ocean’.

Start date (computer format): Thu, 2018-02-15

Impact of work by the Scottish Land Commission in urban and rural Scotland: Q&A with Andrew Thin

11 December 2017, 5.15-7pm

Andrew Thin, Scottish Land Commission chairman, will take part in a Q&A session about the impact of SLC work in urban and rural Scotland.

Start date (computer format): Mon, 2017-12-11

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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.