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Colin Campbell, The James Hutton Institute’s Chief Executive, and Stefan Jindra,
Friday, April 21, 2023

Hutton sustainability recognised in first King’s Award for Enterprise

The James Hutton Institute has today [April 21] become one of the first recipients of the new King’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development.

Eroded peatland on Shetland
Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Major review paves way for expanding peatland restoration

A major review by UK scientists has led to an update in how greenhouse gas emissions from peatlands are estimated and a significant expansion of the Peatland Code, making more UK peatland restoration schemes eligible for private finance.

£2.9 m research project launched into small island states health and sustainability
Tuesday, April 18, 2023

£2.9 m research project launched into small island states health and sustainability

The James Hutton Institute has joined a new £2.9 million research project in the Caribbean, Pacific and Philippines that aims to improve population nutrition through ecologically sustainable local food production.

Friday, April 14, 2023

Intercropping: ecological, economic food production at its modern best

Allotments conjure up a mix of images in people’s minds – quiet havens for getting away from domestic noise or pressures; mini family food factories; or even prize-winning vegetable nurseries.

Rare freshwater pearl mussels discovered in Scottish lochs
Thursday, April 13, 2023

Rare freshwater pearl mussels discovered in Scottish lochs

Critically-endangered freshwater pearl mussels are known to live in Scotland’s rivers, but new research supported by The James Hutton Institute has revealed that they are also in our lochs.

lady with long brown hair in a greenhouse pouring soil into a paper bag
Thursday, April 06, 2023

The humble potato is a marvel – but science can still improve it

Tatties, taters, spuds - whatever you call potatoes probably reflects your cultural and geographical background. Since first introduced to the world from South America, they have lifted millions of our predecessors out of food poverty and fuelled the industrial revolution.

Lorna Dawson standing at a desk with a microscope
Friday, March 31, 2023

Hutton forensic soil scientist awarded RSE medal for earth science

The James Hutton institute’s Head of Forensic Soil Science, Professor Lorna Dawson, has become the first winner of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s (RSE) medal for earth and environmental sciences.

Rachel Helliwell, Director of HNIC and Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Waters
Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Scottish innovation in Edinburgh World Water Day spotlight

Scotland’s water sector leaders, from academia to industry and government, will gather in Edinburgh tomorrow [22nd March ] to discuss how Scottish innovation and cooperation can safeguard global water sustainability and resilience.

Glensaugh research farm
Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Research farm opens its gates for Climate Week

A northeast farm that’s working to show how agriculture can be both climate positive and nature friendly is opening its gates – and new EV charging points – to the public at the end of the month

Best Soil in Show
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Last chance for farmers and land managers to enter Scotland’s Best Soil in Show competition

The James Hutton Institute is issuing a last call for farmers and land managers across Scotland to enter its long-running soil competition, Best Soil in Show, which aims to highlight the importance of healthy soils across the country.

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