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Christiana Figueres will deliver the 43rd TB Macaulay Lecture
Friday, October 15, 2021

"This is climate chaos and it’s time to wake up": 43rd TB Macaulay Lecture by Christiana Figueres

"We are holding the pen of history in our hands and it’s time to wake up," says Christiana Figueres, an internationally recognised leader on global climate change. Coinciding this year with the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Ms Figueres will deliver the 43rd TB Macaulay Lecture on Tuesday Nov 2nd.

The Mylnefield Trust
Thursday, October 14, 2021

New John Hillman Scholarship awarded to young barley researcher

The Mylnefield Trust have awarded the inaugural John Hillman Scholarship to Jessica Shadbolt, a PhD student at the James Hutton Institute, for research on barley breeding.

Scottish artist Annie Cattrell with Professor Colin Campbell, Chief Executive of
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Scottish Landmark artwork on display at James Hutton Institute

Until July 2022, the James Hutton Institute’s Aberdeen site will host Compass, a sculpture by Scottish artist Annie Cattrell that draws inspiration from Scottish geology and James Hutton’s Theory of the Earth, specifically Siccar Point’s Unconformity.

Ash woodland (Photo: David Genney)
Friday, October 08, 2021

Have your say on the risks of plant pests and pathogens for habitat creation and restoration

Through a survey devised in partnership with Scotland’s Plant Health Centre and NatureScot, Hutton ecologists seek to better understand the plant health risks associated with habitat creation and habitat restoration.

Christiana Figueres will deliver the 43rd TB Macaulay Lecture
Friday, October 08, 2021

43rd TB Macaulay Lecture: in conversation with Christiana Figueres

Coinciding this year with the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, the 43rd TB Macaulay Lecture will be delivered on Tuesday November 2nd (19:00 UK time) by Christiana Figueres, an internationally recognised leader on global climate change, in conversation with BBC broadcaster Laura Goodwin.

CTP-SAI logo
Friday, October 08, 2021

£3.6m collaborative training partnership to support new generation of agri scientists

An industry-wide consortium, led by producer organisation G’s Growers and supported by the James Hutton Institute, the University of Dundee and James Hutton Limited, has won a UKRI-BBSRC collaborative training partnership award (CTP) to provide a £3.6 million postgraduate training programme in sustainable agricultural innovation.

Chris Scott-Park of Portnellan Farm, winner of the final NEWBIE Award
Friday, October 08, 2021

Portnellan Farm wins final NEWBIE Award for Innovative New Entrants

Chris Scott-Park of Portnellan Farm, on the banks of Loch Lomond, has been chosen as the winner of the final NEWBIE UK award for New Entrant of the Year for 2021.

Image of committee session at Scottish Parliament
Thursday, October 07, 2021

Hutton experts give evidence to parliamentary session on challenges facing Scotland’s islands

Dr Ruth Wilson and Dr Jonathan Hopkins, social scientists within the James Hutton Institute’s Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences department, have contributed evidence to a session of the Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee of the Scottish Parliament on the challenges facing Scotland's islands communities.

Barley crops in a field (Photo: James Hutton Institute)
Thursday, October 07, 2021

Barley scientists of the future get £9m boost

The next generation of barley researchers have received a multi-million investment through the Barley Industrial Training Network programme, a Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP) led by the Scotch Whisky Research Institute, International Barley Hub and the University of Dundee, and supported by BBSRC and industry partners.

Dopplerite samples gifted to Scotland's National Soil Archive
Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Dopplerite samples gifted to Scotland's National Soil Archive

The National Soil Archive of Scotland, held at the Aberdeen campus of the James Hutton Institute, has added two large samples of Dopplerite to its collection by gift of the Executors of Mr William Filshie.. Dopplerite is a naturally occurring, but relatively rare, organic material associated with peat deposits.

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