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Video series launched to highlight research and management at Glensaugh

Aerial image of Glensaugh farm
"These four videos form the first of our new Glensaugh video series. We are grateful to SEFARI Gateway for their funding contribution towards the creation of these videos."

In support of the James Hutton Institute’s Climate-Positive Farming initiative at Glensaugh, which explores a transformational approach to farming that achieves net-zero or even negative carbon emissions whilst protecting natural assets and ensuring long-term financial sustainability, four new videos have been produced to introduce the farm and give a taster of research activities and farm operations around the key topic areas of woodlands, pasture and renewable energy.

Dr Scot Ramsay, who produced the videos, said: “We hope these four short films provide people with an accessible and engaging introduction to the farm and its ethos and some of the exciting research and activities going on there."

Senior scientist Professor Alison Hester, Baillie Gifford Entrepreneurial Research Fellow and leader of the Institute’s Climate-Positive Farming Initiative at Glensaugh, added: “These four videos form the first of our new Glensaugh video series. We are grateful to SEFARI Gateway for their funding contribution towards the creation of these videos.

“Next in line will be spotlights on some of our transformative activities and visions for our Climate-Positive Farming Initiative – we look forward to sharing these with you.”  

Glensaugh is managed as an upland livestock farm of just over 1000 ha, with sheep, cattle, red deer, improved and extensive pastures, moorland, and woodland, and the Institute's Climate-Positive Farming Initiative builds on a long tradition for wide-ranging research into many different elements of farming – environmental, economic and social science.

The farm is used as an open science platform for research, technological innovations, teaching and wider knowledge-exchange, and hosts academic, industry and community groups. Work at Glensaugh on land management, rotational grazing, woodland management, agroforestry and demonstrating best agricultural practice regularly attracts visitors from across the UK and beyond.

For more information about the Climate-Positive Farming Initiative at Glensaugh, visit glensaugh.hutton.ac.uk. You can watch the Glensaugh YouTube video playlist below.

More information from: 

Bernardo Rodriguez-Salcedo, Media Manager, James Hutton Institute, Tel: +44 (0)1224 395089 (direct line), +44 (0)344 928 5428 (switchboard) or +44 (0)7791 193918 (mobile).


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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.