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James Hutton by Sir Henry Raeburn (c) Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Monday, June 03, 2019

James Hutton: Scotland’s forgotten genius

Two hundred and ninety three years ago today, one of the most influential Scots ever was born: a man whose influence on our understanding of the earth was revolutionary at the time and has unlocked vast areas of related knowledge since then.

Professor Colin Campbell speaks during the ECCLR evidence session
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Hutton expertise contributes to proposed climate change Scottish legislation

Ways to achieve the ambitious greenhouse emission targets, as described in proposed climate change legislation, were at the centre of discussions during a session of the ECCLR Committee of the Scottish Parliament.

Islands Revival is funded by the SEFARI Responsive Opportunity Fund
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Research to focus on ‘green shoots’ of population turnaround in Scottish islands

Social scientists of the James Hutton Institute and partner organisations are to highlight experiences of population turnaround in the Scottish islands through the Islands Revival project.

Soil forensic analysis at the James Hutton Institute
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Hutton scientists contribute evidence to parliamentary investigation into UK forensic science

Scientists of the James Hutton Institute have provided evidence for an investigation conducted by the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee into the quality and reliability of forensic science within the UK legal system.

Hutton board member George Lawrie (left) is set to tour Scotland on a tractor
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Hutton board member set to tour Scotland on a tractor to mark RHET’s 20th anniversary

Hutton board member George Lawrie will crisscross Scotland on a tractor to mark a major milestone for The Royal Highland Education Trust: 20 years 'taking the classroom to the countryside' and raising the awareness of children about where their food comes from.

Blight infection on potato leaves
Friday, May 24, 2019

Plant health experts gather to strengthen Scotland’s resilience

Representatives from industry, public bodies, government and scientists will gather at Scotland's first-ever Plant Health Conference, focussing on how best to preserve Scotland's plant-based industries.

Cycling during 2014 Commonwealth Games
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Awards for innovative CREW water research

Two research projects conducted by Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Waters have been awarded prizes in recognition of excellence and innovation in water research.

Dr Davide Bulgarelli explains the power of plants to a young visitor
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Plant Power Day: become a plant scientist for a day

Green-fingered families could all become plant scientists for the day as the James Hutton Institute and University of Dundee host Plant Power Day 2019, a celebration of the power of plants.

Professor Lorna Dawson honoured with Pride of Britain award
Monday, May 20, 2019

Professor Lorna Dawson honoured with Expert Witness 2019 award

Leading Hutton forensic geology expert Professor Lorna Dawson has been recognised with an Expert Witness Award, in addition to being inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Cover of new ILO book
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Traditional water management practices highlighted in new UN book

Research by a social scientist based within the James Hutton Institute’s Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences (SEGS) has been featured in a book recently published by the International Labour Organization (ILO), a specialized agency of the United Nations.

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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.