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No Show Time

No Show Time

Last week, it was with a very heavy heart that I sent out a press release for the Turriff Show committee announcing its cancellation for the second year in a row. It was a hard, but the right decision given the uncertainty Covid-19 is still creating for us all....

Former student among new SRUC Board members

Former student among new SRUC Board members

A former student at SRUC is among three new non-executive directors to be appointed to the SRUC Board. David Bell, who studied for his HND in Agriculture at the King’s Buildings in Edinburgh in 2001, joins marketing professional Jane Craigie and Chris Sayers, former...

The nation is taking on the pandemic – one mile at a time.

The nation is taking on the pandemic – one mile at a time.

Five nations have teamed up to inspire rural communities to take to the countryside to help improve their mental health. Launching today (12 October) to coincide with #AgMentalHealthWeek, the challenge, #Run1000, is calling on people to sign up to be part of one of...

Discover your future as a young rural change maker

Discover your future as a young rural change maker

Rural young people are being encouraged to sign up for the Young Rural Change Makers Programme, focused on leadership and enterprise skills, being, run by the Rural Youth Project.  The five-week, participative training initiative has been designed to support young...

Scotland’s food story backed by blockchain

Scotland’s food story backed by blockchain

There’s a great podcast called Flash Forward, it covers concepts of tomorrow, such as superfast healing bandages, getting paid for your personal data and the future of diplomacy if leaders couldn’t lie. In today’s reflection I’m doing my own flash forward to how...

Visions of 2050

Visions of 2050

While 2050 may seem a long way off at the moment, it is clear that the changes we make now are important in shaping our future and what life will ‘look like’ for the next generation, and the one to follow that. To help us start thinking about the legacy we’re leaving...

Our young people may just be OK

Our young people may just be OK

One of the big concerns for many countries, including our own, is that the global pandemic will increase the migration of young people away from our countryside. I’m more hopeful that, with local community support, they will find ways to stay and evolve our rural...