Hutton Highlights podcast

Bringing you a glimpse into the world-leading research at The James Hutton Institute. Through conversations with our scientists and researchers, we’ll be delving into everything from the impact of climate change and biodiversity loss to threats to food and water security.

The Hutton Highlights podcast is your portal to the knowledge, stories and conversations that illuminate the path toward a more sustainable, resilient and environmentally conscious future.

This year’s Arable Scotland is all about farming in a new era. It’s about how the future is already here and the challenges that brings, from climate and weather chaos to biodiversity loss and the impact of global events on key supply chains.

To unpick what some of this means, as an appetiser for Arable Scotland, we have special guests from Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF) and the Agriculture and Horticulture Development board (AHDB), alongside our very own Hutton agroecologist Ali Karley to discuss the challenges.

  • David Webster, chief executive of LEAF. David joined LEAF from the UK Grocery Division of Associated British Foods where he was Director of Sustainability and External Affairs.
  • Adrian James, knowledge exchange manager for cereals and oilseeds in Scotland for the AHDB. .
  • Dr Alison Karley, an agroecologist here at the Hutton with more than 25 years’ experience in plant production and ecology.