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Chris Scott-Park of Portnellan Farm, winner of the final NEWBIE Award
Thursday, October 07, 2021

Portnellan Farm wins final NEWBIE Award for Innovative New Entrants

Chris Scott-Park of Portnellan Farm, on the banks of Loch Lomond, has been chosen as the winner of the final NEWBIE UK award for New Entrant of the Year for 2021.

Image of committee session at Scottish Parliament
Thursday, October 07, 2021

Hutton experts give evidence to parliamentary session on challenges facing Scotland’s islands

Dr Ruth Wilson and Dr Jonathan Hopkins, social scientists within the James Hutton Institute’s Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences department, have contributed evidence to a session of the Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee of the Scottish Parliament on the challenges facing Scotland's islands communities.

Barley crops in a field (Photo: James Hutton Institute)
Thursday, October 07, 2021

Barley scientists of the future get £9m boost

The next generation of barley researchers have received a multi-million investment through the Barley Industrial Training Network programme, a Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP) led by the Scotch Whisky Research Institute, International Barley Hub and the University of Dundee, and supported by BBSRC and industry partners.

Dopplerite samples gifted to Scotland's National Soil Archive
Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Dopplerite samples gifted to Scotland's National Soil Archive

The National Soil Archive of Scotland, held at the Aberdeen campus of the James Hutton Institute, has added two large samples of Dopplerite to its collection by gift of the Executors of Mr William Filshie.. Dopplerite is a naturally occurring, but relatively rare, organic material associated with peat deposits.

Screenshot of Germinate
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Hutton bioinformatics support BOLD action for future food security and climate resilience

Bioinformaticians at the James Hutton Institute are supporting a 10-year, US$58m initiative launched by the Crop Trust and the Government of Norway to improve global food security and climate resilience.

Barley's genetic complexity means a portion of chromosomes rarely recombine
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

James Hutton Institute welcomes Defra announcement on gene editing

The James Hutton Institute has welcomed plans unveiled by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to pave the way to enable use of gene editing technologies in England.

Research shows greenspace & mental health are positively related (fiach/Pixabay)
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Urban greenspace benefits deprived and ethnic minority communities

While urban greenspace is often associated with improved mental health, new research has found the benefits are dependent on the characteristics of the population using the space - and their proximity to it.

Research team at Girlsta, Shetland, with the new station
Friday, September 17, 2021

Hutton research team install UK's northernmost peatland GHG monitoring station

An all-female team of scientists from the James Hutton Institute travelled to Shetland to install the most northerly micrometeorological station in the UK to monitor greenhouse gas emissions from eroded peatland.

Photo of Teleri Fielden in a Snowdonia landscape (credit: Teleri Fielden)
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Future proofing your business: Women farmers from across Europe to exchange experiences

Agricultural resilience is critical across Europe, but how can individual farms ensure they are ‘future proofed’? This question will be at the centre of an international online event to be held on Tuesday 21st September, co-hosted by Women in Agriculture Scotland and the EU-funded NEFERTITI and NEWBIE research projects.

Screenshot of session on nature-based solutions
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Hutton expertise contributes to Lords inquiry into nature-based solutions for climate change

Dr Rebekka Artz, a senior research scientist within the James Hutton Institute’s Ecological Sciences department, has contributed evidence to an inquiry by the Science and Technology Committee of the House of Lords into the role of nature-based solutions in mitigating climate change.

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