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Field sites and research platforms

View of a Scottish field
The James Hutton Institute supports a range of field sites and research platforms across Scotland.

The James Hutton Institute supports a range of field sites and research platforms across Scotland.

Balruddery Farm located in Angus is the site of the Centre for Sustainable Cropping and holds annual events such as Potatoes in Practice.

Glensaugh Research Farm situated in Aberdeenshire is one of the 11 UK sites in the Environmental Change Network (ECN).

Hartwood Home Farm in Lanarkshire is an area of mainly upland farms dedicated to stock rearing. Research carried out here relates to the development of sustainable agricultural and environmental managements systems.

MOORCO – Moorland Colonisation is a project that studies the impact of woodland expansion onto heather dominated moorland.

Your Catchment Tarland - The Tarland catchment is the uppermost tributary of the River Dee (NE Scotland) which is under intensive land management. The tributary has a number of pressures associated with diffuse pollution, alteration of river morphology and a rural community with a high proportion of private septic tanks. This has led to issues of nutrients, water quality and impaired ecology. A decade of research into both the natural functioning and improvements in the catchment has given a wealth of data and knowledge that will enable testing of models for biophysical and socio-economic aspects of catchment management.

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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.