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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.

Glass of whisky and barley ears
Friday, January 11, 2013

New low-cost barley genotyping assay launched

The James Hutton Institute and US company Eureka Genomics have launched a new low-cost custom assay for the genotyping of barley, enabling identification of over 400 SNPs in a single test.

View of the River Tay near Perth
Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Hydro Nation PhD scholarships launched

The Scottish Government-funded Centre of Expertise for Waters and the James Hutton Institute have launched the Hydro Nation 2013 Scholars Programme for PhD studies.

Potato plant affected by blight
Friday, December 28, 2012

Potato late blight still a threat to global food security

The pathogen that caused the Irish Potato Famine of 1845 still poses a significant threat to global food securityaccording to a new study from the James Hutton Institute, the Sainsbury Lab and other partners.

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