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General Public Events

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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

Photograph of a young visitor exploring a combine harvester at Open Farm Sunday
for families and the general public

Open Farm Sunday

12 June 2011, 11am-4pm

A free family day out to find out more about The James Hutton Institute farms with special guest Heather 'the Weather' Reid.

Start date (computer format): Sun, 2011-06-12
Image of soil scientists at work display
for general public

Gardening Scotland

3-5 June 2011

The James Hutton Institute will be attending Gardening Scotland, Friday 3 to Sunday 5 June 2011 - The Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh

Start date (computer format): Fri, 2011-06-03
Scottish Primrose
for the general public and families

Scottish Biodiversity Week 2011

21 - 29 May 2011

Take part in a wide variety of organised and fun events during Scottish Biodiversity Week.

Start date (computer format): Sat, 2011-05-21
Colonise game
for children, families and the general public

A Breath of Fresh Air

10am - 5pm, 19 April 2011

Play the Colonise game to find out what influences lichen survival at RBGE as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Start date (computer format): Tue, 2011-04-19
Photograph of children © Edinburgh International Science Festival
for families and the general public

The Science of Plant Smells

10am - 5pm, 18 April 2011

Meet scientists from The James Hutton Institute at this free family event as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Start date (computer format): Mon, 2011-04-18
The Climate Change Installation at a previous event at the Scottish Parliament
for families and general public

Climate Change Installation at Glasgow Science Centre

5 April 2011

The Climate Change Installation will be hosted by Glasgow Science Centre from 5 April 2011.

Start date (computer format): Tue, 2011-04-05

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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.