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Professors Bob Ferrier and Marian Scott
Monday, November 04, 2019

Hutton expertise called upon for Scottish Science Advisory Council

Professor Bob Ferrier, Director of CREW and honorary chair at the University of Dundee's Social Sciences School, and Professor Marian Scott, Professor of Environmental Statistics at the University of Glasgow and a member of the Hutton Board of Directors, have both been appointed to the Scottish Science Advisory Council.

Restoring Ostrea edulis beds can bring socio-economic value to areas of Scotland
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Scottish native oysters: from food of the poor to potential socio-economic boon

A new report commissioned by the Centre of Expertise for Waters estimates that the restoration of native oyster beds in Scotland has the potential to give a £3.5m boost to the UK economy and create jobs in some of the most economically marginal areas of the Western and Northern Highlands and Islands.

HE Linda Scott (r) during her visit to the Institute
Thursday, October 31, 2019

High Commissioner of Namibia visits the James Hutton Institute in Dundee

The James Hutton Institute was delighted to welcome Her Excellency Ms Linda Scott, Namibian High Commissioner to the UK, who visited the Dundee site to gain insight into Hutton research in Africa.

SEAMS is developing a network of crop mixture trials
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

New research to trial crop mixtures for improved sustainability

The Sustainability in Education and Agriculture using Mixtures (SEAMS) initiative, coordinated by the James Hutton Institute, is set to provide a platform for knowledge exchange on food production, agricultural ecology and environmental sustainability in Scotland.

Matt Aitkenhead speaks at the 7th SOM symposium in Adelaide, Australia
Monday, October 28, 2019

Spotlight on Hutton soil science at 7th International Soil Organic Matter symposium

Given the urgency of the climate crisis, it is past time to start driving large-scale change and the James Hutton Institute is well-placed to focus on the implementation of land management options, Hutton scientist Matt Aitkenhead said at the 7th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter in Adelaide, Australia.

The James Hutton Institute has 124 registered PhD students
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Backing the scientists of the future: funding boost for EASTBIO partnership

The next generation of UK bioscientists has received a £170 million boost from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, including a £17m award to the EASTBIO Doctoral Training Partnership, supported by the James Hutton Institute.

Professor Lorna Dawson, of the James Hutton Institute, led the inquiry
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Scotland is leading the way to net-zero carbon farming, report finds

Scotland is leading the way when it comes to meeting challenges such as net-zero carbon and land reform, a new report supported by the James Hutton Institute finds.

Donald Barrie (r), Glensaugh farm manager, speaks to SRUC students
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

New Hutton-SRUC partnership to help students gain real-world experience

A new partnership between the James Hutton Institute and SRUC will put practical skills into the hands of future farmers. Students studying agriculture at national certificate and degree level at SRUC’s Aberdeen campus will now complete practical classes at the Institute's Glensaugh Research Farm in Aberdeenshire.

Farm Business Incubators provide a route for new entrants to farming
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

NEWBIE farming incubators at AgriScot

Could Farm Business Incubators provide a route into the industry for new entrants in Scotland? This question is set to be the focus of a special NEWBIE business seminar at AgriScot on 20th November, led by James Hutton Institute social scientists.

New DeeWatch blog to illustrate the areas stunning wildlife
Monday, October 14, 2019

New DeeWatch blog to illustrate Deeside's stunning wildlife

A blog created in celebration of Deeside’s wildlife, and Inspired by the BBC’s ‘Watches’ series has been launched by the Dee Catchment Partnership. “DeeWatch”, aims to encourage locals to explore Deeside by showing them where they can locate the diverse plants, animals and insects the area has to offer.

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