Skip to navigation Skip to content

News archive

Read the news archive from the James Hutton Institute. News here are more than three months old.

Hutton co-leads major research investment into national land use transformation
Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Hutton co-leads major research investment into national land use transformation

The James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen is to co-lead a first of its kind consortium of 34 leading research and stakeholder organisations set up to help all four UK administrations address land use and agriculture as a major greenhouse gas emitting sector.

Now available: December 2023 issue of Hutton Highlights
Friday, December 22, 2023

Now available: December 2023 issue of Hutton Highlights

The latest issue of Hutton Highlights, our e-magazine showing how Hutton science is driving the sustainable use of land and natural resources, is now available from our Hutton Highlights pages.

Dr Mike Rivington
Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Scotland’s climate changing faster than predicted

Scotland’s climate is changing faster than scientists predicted, with increasing likelihood of more frequent and more extreme weather events, according to new analysis by The James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen.

Dr Victoria Buswell. Image from The Hutton Institute.
Monday, December 18, 2023

Butterfly to offer “canary in coalmine” for Scottish peatland habitats

A new study into a butterfly that only lives in Scottish peatlands hopes to unlock how it and other species are coping with the loss and fragmentation of their specialist habitats.

Dr Kirsty Blackstock.
Thursday, December 14, 2023

Implementation and cooperation key for EU nature restoration

Implementation and cooperation between the conservation and the agricultural sector will be crucial to a new Nature Restoration Law being voted on by the European Parliament early next year, according to a report by a group of scientists, including researchers from The James Hutton Institute.

Peatland restoration is an example of green land investment in Scotland. Photo f
Thursday, December 14, 2023

Policy playing catch up on Scotland’s green investment boom

A flood of green investment into Scottish land holdings could deepen existing perceptions around what divides landowners and rural communities if new understanding, policies and regulation don’t keep up, a study by researchers at The James Hutton Institute has found.

The sunniest city in Scotland is looking to turn sunshine into community benefit
Friday, December 08, 2023

The sunniest city in Scotland is looking to turn sunshine into community benefit

A Dundee-based community group is looking to raise £3 million to build a solar meadow on the edge of Dundee.

IGS partners with ReFarm on game-changing GigaFarm in Dubai
Friday, December 08, 2023

IGS partners with ReFarm on game-changing GigaFarm in Dubai

Six complementary technologies planned for waste-to-value site in global first designed to decarbonise food production and maximise resource efficiency.

Dr Amy Cooper. Photo from The James Hutton Institute.
Wednesday, December 06, 2023

Researchers to test link between disease, bees and microplastics

Researchers at The James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen have launched a project to test whether honey and bumble bees could be spreading diseases more widely than they would normally due to inadvertently picking up microplastics.

The donated potatoes
Tuesday, November 28, 2023

From field to table: Hutton donates over 7.5 tonnes of potatoes to FareShare in Scotland

The James Hutton Institute, home to the UK’s leading potato research centre, has donated 932 bags of locally grown potatoes to Scotland’s leading food redistribution organisation, FareShare.

Subscribe to our RSS feed Subscribe to our RSS feedCSV

Printed from /news/archive on 19/04/24 10:09:16 AM

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.