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Screengrab of the SIFSS iphone app
Thursday, March 14, 2013

Scotland’s National Soils Data now at your fingertips

Years of knowledge and research on soils is now at everyone’s fingertips thanks to a new iPhone application.

Nature of Scotland Awards logo
Thursday, March 07, 2013

Who is your 2013 Nature of Scotland champion?

The deadline for the 2013 Nature of Scotland Awards is 15 March so nominate your nature conservation champion today.

Image depicting potato and miRNA from the study
Monday, March 04, 2013

First comprehensive study of small regulatory molecules in potato using full genome

A new study by scientists at the James Hutton Institute has shown how the potato genome can be used to further research.

Professor Bob Ferrier (seated right) signs a memorandum of understanding
Friday, March 01, 2013

New environmental research links with China

The James Hutton Institute has strengthened its links in China by signing two new Memoranda of Understanding.

Cover of "The Value of Scotland’s Water Resources" note with photo of a river
Monday, February 25, 2013

New summary note to support Water Resources Bill debate

Experts from the Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW) have produced a summary note in advance of the latest debate on the Water Resources (Scotland) Bill in the Scottish Parliament.

Water Works overall winning photo 'Flood at the pumping station' by John Smith
Monday, February 25, 2013

Orkney boy wins Water Works photographic competition

In a year characterised by wet weather it was a photograph of flooding that won the schools photography competition Water Works.

TB Macaulay and Margaret Palin at Calanais, West Lewis, 1929
Thursday, February 14, 2013

Mart and college benefit from Lewis Endowment Fund

Lewis and Harris Auction Mart and Macaulay College will be embarking on new projects this year thanks to grants from the Lewis Endowment Fund.

Spotted wing drosophila
Wednesday, February 06, 2013

New threat to Scottish fruit industry

Scottish soft fruit growers have been warned to take adequate steps to protect their crops from the spotted wing drosophila, a new threat which could cause crop losses of up to 80%.

Morning over Loch Earn by Ruairidh Campbell
Friday, January 25, 2013

Final monthly winner of Water Works competition

The December and final monthly winner of our Water Works schools photographic competition is Ruairidh Campbell of Edinburgh.

BBC weatherman Stav Danaos at the rain-soaked James Hutton Institute met site
Thursday, January 17, 2013

Weather records show dreich year for Dundee

Records from the James Hutton Institute meteorology site at Dundee show 2012 was a wet year.

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