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DiversiTree: £500k awarded to increase UK woodland resilience
Friday, September 23, 2022

DiversiTree: £500k awarded to increase UK woodland resilience

Woods and forests account for more than 13% of the UK’s land surface, but the UK government’s ambition is to increase this to 17% as part of UK’s plans to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

What will affect the future resilience of Scottish arable and horticulture production?
Thursday, September 15, 2022

What will affect the future resilience of Scottish arable and horticulture production?

Scientists at the James Hutton Institute are researching ways to prepare for and prevent future threats to arable and horticultural production in Scotland. The research aims to prioritise threats to crop production and analyse likely future scenarios with stakeholders to find ways of avoiding these risks.

Balmoral Castle, Aberdeenshire
Friday, September 09, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II – 1926-2022

It is with great sadness that that we learned of the death of Her Majesty the Queen.

IMage showing crops in land
Tuesday, September 06, 2022

Scots scientists to spearhead urgent EU research into how climate change is impacting our ability to grow crops

A Scottish scientist is to co-lead an elite project group of 22 European partners, looking to create resilient crops for the future as yield is projected to plummeted by a third due to extremes in temperatures and greater variation in rainfall patterns impacting on soil and the type of crops which can be grown.

James Hutton’s Legacy to Launch Scottish Geology Festival
Monday, August 08, 2022

James Hutton’s legacy to launch Scottish Geology Festival

‘A conversation on James Hutton: the man and his legacy' with Alan McKirdy, will launch the 2022 Scottish Geology Festival. The event will provide an insight into Scotland's fascinating geological past, present and future.

A pint of beer (Photo: Pixabay)
Friday, August 05, 2022

Cheers to great barley science on International Beer Day

Today marks International Beer Day, a global celebration of beer, taking place in pubs, breweries, and backyards all over the world. Behind great tasting beer, there is great science, like the barley research taking place at the James Hutton Institute and the International Barley Hub.

Blue carbon ecosystem at Lochinver, Scotland
Thursday, August 04, 2022

International partnership on the co-benefits of blue carbon restoration

An international partnership of blue carbon experts from the James Hutton Institute, the University of St Andrews, the Norwegian Geological Survey, and University College Dublin has been awarded funding under the Blue Carbon International Policy Challenge to explore opportunities for maximising the co-benefits of blue carbon restoration.

Interior of The Glenlivet distillery building
Tuesday, August 02, 2022

A dam fine dram: researchers team up with The Glenlivet to protect whisky production

Researchers from the James Hutton Institute and the University of Aberdeen have worked with The Glenlivet distillery to introduce environmentally sustainable solutions at Chivas Brothers' Speyside distillery to address water scarcity and protect whisky production.

HNIC and CREW logos
Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Changes and growth of the Hydro Nation International Centre and Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters

The James Hutton Institute has announced the retirement of Professor Bob Ferrier following 37 years of service, and the appointment of Dr Rachel Helliwell as Director of the Hydro Nation International Centre and CREW, Scotland's Centre of Expertise for Waters.

pip
Monday, August 01, 2022

Potatoes in Practice: the UK’s largest potato field event returns to Balruddery Farm

Potatoes in Practice (PiP), the UK’s largest field event for potatoes, is set to return to Balruddery Farm in Angus on Thursday 11th August 2022 with a focus on new research and current challenges.

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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.