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Farm Business Incubators provide a route for new entrants to farming
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

NEWBIE farming incubators at AgriScot

Could Farm Business Incubators provide a route into the industry for new entrants in Scotland? This question is set to be the focus of a special NEWBIE business seminar at AgriScot on 20th November, led by James Hutton Institute social scientists.

New DeeWatch blog to illustrate the areas stunning wildlife
Monday, October 14, 2019

New DeeWatch blog to illustrate Deeside's stunning wildlife

A blog created in celebration of Deeside’s wildlife, and Inspired by the BBC’s ‘Watches’ series has been launched by the Dee Catchment Partnership. “DeeWatch”, aims to encourage locals to explore Deeside by showing them where they can locate the diverse plants, animals and insects the area has to offer.

The launch took place at our site in Invergowrie near Dundee
Friday, October 11, 2019

Innovation Hub for Controlled Environment Agriculture launched in Dundee

Agri-tech centre Crop Health and Protection (CHAP) and farming technology company Liberty Produce have launched an Innovation Hub for Controlled Environment Agriculture (IHCEA) at the James Hutton Institute’s site in Invergowrie near Dundee.

Screenshot of NAR-DP
Wednesday, October 09, 2019

A new website to improve open access to research data on Scotland’s natural assets

Scientists based at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen have developed a brand-new, web-based portal to improve access to spatial data on Scotland’s natural assets, including soils, land, biodiversity and cultural heritage.

E. coli can colonise the intestinal tract of cattle
Friday, October 04, 2019

New insight into bacterium responsible for life-threatening disease in humans

A new study co-authored by Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland researchers has shown that a specific toxin produced by naturally-occurring E. coli bacteria helps these bacteria colonise the intestinal tract of cattle and increases transmission of the bacteria to other animals in the herd.

Professors Dieter Helm and Colin Campbell (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, October 04, 2019

Watch the 42nd TB Macaulay Lecture by Professor Dieter Helm: Green and Prosperous Land

The 42nd TB Macaulay Lecture, given by Professor Dieter Helm on the topic of achieving a green and prosperous land in the face of multiple challenges, is now available to watch online.

Cumbernauld project
Friday, October 04, 2019

Portraying Cumbernauld’s connections to urban nature via participatory video

Social scientists based at the James Hutton Institute have pioneered the use of video as a participatory research technique in Scotland, in the context of a project aiming to understand the way the people of Cumbernauld connect with the green space that surrounds them.

Dr Matt Hare explores policy translation from global to local
Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Translating policy from global to local in a complex natural world

Dr Matt Hare, a Macaulay Development Trust research fellow based within the James Hutton Institute’s ICS group in Aberdeen, is working to explain what can happen when nature-based solutions meet the vagaries of human nature in a complex natural world.

Screenshot of Hutton Highlights, September 2019 issue (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, September 27, 2019

Now available: September 2019 issue of Hutton Highlights

The September 2019 issue of Hutton Highlights, the James Hutton Institute's quarterly review, is now available.

DESIRA brings together 25 organisations from across Europe
Thursday, September 26, 2019

DESIRA: focus on digitalisation in rural areas

A new EU-funded research project involving the James Hutton Institute is aiming to improve the capacity of society and political bodies to respond to the challenges that digitalisation generates in rural areas, agriculture and forestry, and provide a comprehensive assessment of opportunities and threats.

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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.