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View our list of forthcoming General Public events below.

Previous Public Events

Edinburgh International Science Festival 2014 logo
for the general public


6 April 2014, 11am: £5

Visit a farmers market with a scientific twist at this Edinburgh International Science Festival event organised in association with the James Hutton Institute.

Start date (computer format): Sun, 2014-04-06
VLT showing an offshore windfarm
for the general public

Green Energy Discovery Weekend

15-17 November 2013: Free

The James Hutton Institute's Virtual Landscape Theatre will be at this event taking place at the Satrosphere in Aberdeen.

Start date (computer format): Sun, 2013-11-17
Nature of Scotland Awards logo
for anyone working in nature conservation

Nature of Scotland Awards 2013

30 October 2013, 6.30pm: £80-£95

A ceremony to announce the winners of the 2013 Nature of Scotland Awards will be held in Edinburgh. The awards are supported by the James Hutton Institute.

Start date (computer format): Wed, 2013-10-30
Poisoned Arrows storyteller Dr Kelone Khudu-Petersen © Marian Grime
for the general public

Poisoned Arrows

26-27 October 2013, 11am-3pm: Free

This walking storytelling event at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

Start date (computer format): Sun, 2013-10-27
Field with industrial units and hills in the background
for land owners, land managers, farmers and the general public

Land Use Debate

3 October 2013, 2.30pm: Free

The RSA Fellows' Media, Creative Industries, Culture and Heritage Network, in conjunction with the James Hutton Institute, is hosting a public debate on the 'squeezed middle'.

Start date (computer format): Thu, 2013-10-03
Image of the Dundee Flower and Food Festival logo
for the general public

Dundee Flower and Food Festival 2013

6-8 September 2013: £7-£10

Get to 'know your soil' at this year's Dundee Flower and Food Festival with experts from the James Hutton Institute, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the Wellcome Trust.

Start date (computer format): Fri, 2013-09-06
Virtual Landscape Theatre showing a simulated woodland
for members of the public

Moving forward from ash dieback

8-13 August 2013, 10am: Free

Explore a virtual ash woodland in the James Hutton Institute’s Virtual Landscape Theatre to see the impact ash dieback could have on our woodlands.

Start date (computer format): Thu, 2013-08-08
Richard Lochhead samples raspberries bred at the James Hutton Institute
for the general public

Royal Highland Show 2013

20-23 June 2013: £20-£25

The James Hutton Institute will be showcasing its work at the Royal Highland Show where visitors can find out more about our research.

Start date (computer format): Sun, 2013-06-23
Cafe Science Extra logo
for the general public

Diverting a disaster – food for thought

12 June 2013, 6pm: Free

Jaleh Bahri-Esfahani from the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute will give this Cafe Science Extra talk on ways to improve food production.

Start date (computer format): Wed, 2013-06-12
Tractor and trailer tour at the James Hutton Institute Open Farm Sunday 2012
for the general public and families

Open Farm Sunday 2013

9 June 2013, 11am - 4 pm: Free

The James Hutton Institute will be opening its doors to the public for LEAF Open Farm Sunday on 9 June.

Start date (computer format): Sun, 2013-06-09

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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.