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Nature of Scotland Innovation Award presentation
Thursday, October 31, 2013

Wildcat project wins Nature of Scotland Innovation Award

The Cairngorms Wildcat project has won the innovation category in the 2013 Nature of Scotland Awards.

Iain Gordon
Monday, October 28, 2013

Professor Iain Gordon appointed to Board of RBGE

The Chief Executive of the James Hutton Institute is one of three new Trustees.

Poisoned Arrows storyteller Dr Kelone Khudu-Petersen © Marian Grime
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Poisoned Arrows on target for success

A walking storytelling event to mark the bicentenary of the Scots explorer David Livingstone will be held this weekend.

TB Macaulay and Margaret Palin at Calanais, West Lewis, 1929
Friday, October 11, 2013

Lewis Endowment Fund to benefit crofting projects

A fund set up by a philanthropist and entrepreneur with family roots in Lewis is once again to give Lewis islanders the chance to benefit from financial help towards projects and community initiatives.

Ear of barley in field
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Impact of gene on crop development could boost cereal yields

Scientists have carried out the first study to demonstrate that a gene encoding a protein called HvAPETLA2 (HvAP2) controls how closely grains are packed on the top of the barley stem or spike, an important agronomic trait called spike density.

Floods in Nepal
Thursday, September 26, 2013

Aberdeen scientist with avid following in Nepal

Sohan Ghimire, Aberdeen-based water scientist at the James Hutton Institute, is reaching a wide audience with practical advice on how to face the challenges brought about by periodic flooding in Nepal.

Ploughed field with hills and forestry in the background
Friday, September 20, 2013

Debating the present and future of land use

An open debate hosted by the RSA Fellows’ MCICH Network and the James Hutton Institute will focus on the issues of the squeezed middle.

Anne Glover speaking to the ENSA meeting
Thursday, September 19, 2013

Protect soils to guarantee future of humankind

The European Network on Soil Awareness meeting at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen has heard that soil is our most precious resource.

Soil sample being examined under a magnifying lens
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

DNA fingerprinting for soils might soon help catch criminals

A new Europe-wide project aims to make soil DNA fingerprinting more widely available to law enforcement forces.

View of Dundee showing housing and green space from the Law Hill
Monday, September 16, 2013

Lack of green space has bigger impact on women

A new study shows women’s stress levels more likely to be affected adversely by lack of green space in inner cities than men.

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