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Image of Monty SoilAge:

Average for Scottish soils, less than 10,000 years


On the mountain tops

Preferred Occupation:

Conservationalist/bird watcher, skier, hill walker


Surprisingly tall despite stony faced exterior. Heavy due to large number of kidney stones.


A dull brown and often bald on top.


Very sensitive and cannot tolerate being disturbed.


The patient displays a strong resistance to extreme cold and windy weather, but is very intolerant to heat. Very vulnerable to global warming and is home to many important small plants. Handle with extreme care.

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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.