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Dr Amy Cooper. Photo from The James Hutton Institute.
Wednesday, December 06, 2023

Researchers to test link between disease, bees and microplastics

Researchers at The James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen have launched a project to test whether honey and bumble bees could be spreading diseases more widely than they would normally due to inadvertently picking up microplastics.

The donated potatoes
Tuesday, November 28, 2023

From field to table: Hutton donates over 7.5 tonnes of potatoes to FareShare in Scotland

The James Hutton Institute, home to the UK’s leading potato research centre, has donated 932 bags of locally grown potatoes to Scotland’s leading food redistribution organisation, FareShare.

Members of the Hutton’s peatland team, helping to put Scotland’s peatland on the
Thursday, November 23, 2023

Hutton’s peatland team pick up prestigious conservation award

Pioneering scientific research by The James Hutton Institute into Scotland’s globally important peatlands has been recognised at the leading Scottish nature conservation awards.

Island life, a view from Easdale. Photo by Dr Ruth Wilson.
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Scottish islands survey seeks views on island life

The largest survey of island life in Scotland has been launched to help review the Scottish Government’s National Islands Plan.

Dr Umar Farooq. Photo from The James Hutton Institute.
Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Hutton puts focus on green finance with new appointment

Green finance and how it can drive environmental progress alongside economic interests is under the spotlight at The James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen thanks to a newly created role.

Hutton welcomes early career champions among cohort of new board members
Monday, November 13, 2023

Hutton welcomes early career champions among cohort of new board members

Independent research organisation The James Hutton Institute has strengthened its board with five new members, including its first early career non-executive directors.

Dr Runxuan Zhang
Friday, November 10, 2023

Hutton wins Pioneer funding to unlock protein “dark matter”

Research on proteins that could help scientists improve and develop new crops could get a significant boost thanks to a newly funded project aimed at unlocking the “dark matter” that regular research methods can’t see.

Monday, November 06, 2023

BBSRC awards £1 million funding for research into new barley

The James Hutton Institute, University of Dundee and collaborators have been awarded £1.165M from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to study a feature of cereal plants that can help improve crops.

Marc Stutter
Friday, November 03, 2023

Can we soften the blows of future Babets?

Major flood events, like Storm Babet that many are still reeling from, cause significant and long-lasting disruption to lives. Our research suggests we’re going to experience the impacts of such extreme events more often, as we share increasingly busy spaces with the natural world.

Soil analysis
Thursday, November 02, 2023

Warfare threatening environmental health crisis in Syria

The James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen is supporting research that suggests 12 years of warfare in Northwest Syria is contaminating soils, posing risks to agriculture and food security in a region already under critical stress.

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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.