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Image of Ally SoilAge:

Younger than most Scottish soils


Along most of our major river courses

Preferred Occupation:

Very flexible; arable farmer in East Scotland, a valuable sponge in some valleys.


Often quite tall but with feet permanently in water. Sometimes almost totally submerged.


Pale, but often blue-grey at depth




Farmers love Ally as she is very easy to drive across and plough. She also lives in some of the most sheltered and warmest parts of Scotland and is very popular with plants. Prone to flood; she is a very popular place for people to live, despite advice to the contrary.

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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.