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Mark Sinclair (right) presents the award to Inveralmond Brewery (c) James Hutton
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Inveralmond Brewery wins institute-sponsored food and drink excellence award

With over 350 guests from around Perthshire in attendance, including the newly installed Deputy First Minister of Scotland, the James Hutton Institute presented the Excellence in Food and Drink award to Inveralmond Brewery.

Innovation Award winners NWSS with Prof Iain Gordon (courtesy RSPB)
Friday, November 21, 2014

Conservation heroes honoured at Nature of Scotland Awards

Conservation heroes from across the country were honoured at the RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards, where the James Hutton Institute presented the Innovation Award to the Native Woodland Survey of Scotland.

Beaver teeth marks on birch tree (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Latest beaver trial reports published

Six reports looking at the trial reintroduction of beavers at Knapdale in Argyll have been published today, including a report by the James Hutton Institute on the impact of beavers on woodland.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

UK Soils Observatory wins excellence award

UKSO, an initiative supported by the James Hutton Institute and other leading soil research institutions, has been awarded the Excellence with Impact prize at the Association for Geographic Information Awards for Geospatial Excellence.

Nigel Kerby, managing director of MRS (c) James Hutton Institute
Monday, November 10, 2014

Managing Director of Mylnefield Research Services to step down

After 23 years’ service with the company, Dr Nigel Kerby MBE, managing director of MRS, is to step down from his position on 6 April 2015.

Daniel Smith (center), winner of BLT 2014 award (courtesy S&A Group)
Thursday, November 06, 2014

Young horticultural scientist scoops Business Leader of Tomorrow award

Daniel Smith, a young researcher from the James Hutton Institute, has been awarded the Business Leader of Tomorrow prize at this year’s prestigious Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) Awards in London.

Natural capital refers to elements of nature that produce value (c) James Hutton
Thursday, November 06, 2014

Interdisciplinary dialogue key to valuing our life support systems

Businesses that ignore nature could have a false impression of their viability and are missing out on long term business productivity, ecologists and economists have said at the Natural Capital Initiative summit in London.

Potato variety Mayan Gold (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Potato variety Mayan Gold successfully released in Kenya

Researchers from the James Hutton Institute and Kenyan institutions have successfully introduced popular UK potato cultivar Mayan Gold to Kenya, in an effort to boost food security and strengthen potato production systems in the East African country.

Spraying plants at glasshouse (c) James Hutton Institute
Monday, October 27, 2014

Move to ban pesticides ‘a threat to UK food security’

Scientists at the James Hutton Institute have voiced concerns about the European Union's aim to restrict the use of a range of pesticides, and warned of consequences for the UK's food security.

Walks in nature are associated with greater mental wellbeing (c) James Hutton
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Need a stress-buster? Go for a nature walk

A study co-authored by a James Hutton Institute researcher in Aberdeen has found that group walks in nature are associated with greater mental wellbeing as well as lower depression and stress.

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