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A vertical farm at the James Hutton Institute (Image: Ian Georgeson)
Monday, January 30, 2023

Scotland is firmly at the forefront of agricultural innovation, securing global food supplies

Global food security is going to be a dominant economic theme over the next decade. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine a year ago, we have all seen just how fragile the food ecosystem really is to acute shocks, as well as the chronic effects of climate extremes and pandemics.

Rupert Hough, Information and Computational Sciences Group Leader at the James H
Thursday, January 26, 2023

Urban farming – a heavy metal health risk?

Not washing vegetables grown in urban environments before eating them could increase people’s intake of heavy metal contaminants like lead by up to 130%, according to a new study.

Molecular Phenotyping Centre
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Hutton awarded £1m from the Wolfson Foundation to support Phenotyping Centre

The James Hutton Institute has been awarded £1 million by the Wolfson Foundation, for equipment to support a new Molecular Phenotyping Centre. The Foundation is an independent charity with a focus on research and education. Its aim is to support civil society by investing in excellent projects in science, health, heritage, humanities and the a

potato cyst nematodes (PCN)
Monday, January 23, 2023

Scientists discover potato varieties resistant to pests

The findings of a ground-breaking farm trial investigating potato varieties resistant to crop-destroying potato cyst nematodes (PCN) were revealed last week at the James Hutton Institute (JHI) in Invergowrie.

Advanced Plant Growth Centre and International Barley Hub
Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Contract signed for construction of £28.7m combined Advanced Plant Growth Centre and International Barley Hub

The James Hutton Institute and McLaughlin & Harvey have signed construction contracts worth £28.7m for the next stage of the ongoing redevelopment of The James Hutton Institute’s Invergowrie estate.

Bere Unst barley
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

State-of-the-art genome sequencing could increase locally sourced Shetland whisky potential

Researchers working on an ancient form of barley grown only on Unst, Shetland’s northernmost island, have returned from a knowledge exchange trip to Germany that will help them and others better understand its specific traits.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

BOLD funding for Hutton Institute

The James Hutton Institute has been awarded £350,000 of funding to further develop its innovative software to support global food security efforts.

Hutton top 10 popular books
Friday, December 16, 2022

Take a bookish delve into biodiversity with our top 10 reads

We asked some of our top researchers and scientists her at The James Hutton Institute to suggest their top 10 more popular books to read that focus on our natural environment, the amazing life it contains, the challenges it faces and what we can do about it.

Hutton potato
Thursday, December 15, 2022

Institute donates three tonnes of tatties to charity

Following successful field trials, the James Hutton Institute based at Invergowrie, has donated three tonnes of locally grown potatoes to Cyrenians, Scotland’s charity for homelessness, for distribution to communities in need across the country.

Graham Gaskin
Thursday, December 15, 2022

54 years in scientific instrument making at The James Hutton Institute

The James Hutton Institute is mostly known for its scientific and research work. But while it’s our researchers and scientists who carry it out, there is a small team who help to create and manage the scientific instruments that they use.

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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.