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General Public Events

View our list of forthcoming General Public events below.

Previous Public Events

Visitors at the James Hutton Institute marquee during the show in 2013
for the general public

Royal Highland Show 2014

19-22 June 2013: £20-£25 (show entry price)

Visit our marquee on Avenue Q to find out more about our research that supports the Scotch whisky industry and related agriculture.

Start date (computer format): Thu, 2014-06-19
Virtual Landscape Theatre with audience
for the general public and groups

Landscapes of the Future

31 May - 6 June 2014, times vary: Free

Residents in Aberdeenshire will have the opportunity to see what the future might hold when the Landscapes of the Future event is held in Aboyne.

Start date (computer format): Sat, 2014-05-31
for families and the general public

Plant Power Day

17 May 2014, 10am-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): Sat, 2014-05-17
Howard Davies
for the general public

GM Crops: Raking up the facts

22 April 2014, 7pm: Free

Professor Howard Davies from the James Hutton Institute will explore the place of GM in modern agriculture in this free talk.

Start date (computer format): Tue, 2014-04-22
Members of the public discover our science with Tim George
for families and the general public

Soil Chemistry Challenge

7 April 2014, 11am-5pm: Free

Staff from the James Hutton Institute will help visitors learn more about soil at this free Edinburgh International Science Festival event.

Start date (computer format): Mon, 2014-04-07
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

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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.