Our latest newsletter, Autumn 2021 – out now!

OUR LATEST NEWSLETTER is just out in time for COP26. . Contents include…

  • Net zero farming is one of the aims of the £74m agritech hub at Easterbush.
  • Climate change champions are being sought by Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards.
  • Soil organic carbon is greater beneath forests than grassland, a new study has found.
  • Greenhouse gases will be measured by a 100-metre tower on the James Hutton Institute’s research farm.

It’s available to download in Newsletters.

SCRR’s third mini-conference for Early Career Researchers (ECRs): “Rural research in Scotland 2021: facing up to the challenges”

We have taken the decision to postpone the November 2021 SCRR Mini-Conference for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) until we can all meet in person. We are therefore rescheduling our gathering to March 2022.

This will allow us to plan for: face-to-face engagement with ECRs rather than an online-only experience; networking between ECRs and those from the public, private and third sectors; plus mingling with some of Scotland’s leading scientists. We will also be organising contributions (and question/answer sessions) from specialists on developing careers and writing for peer-reviewed publication.

This will be a richer experience for everyone, creating more informal opportunities to talk with ECRs and learn about each other’s work, as well as network with many others with an interest in rural issues.

We are currently scoping out Covid-friendly venues in central Scotland (e.g. Perth) as well as potential dates. We will update the website in the coming weeks to confirm new details.

News Events

SCRR / RSE Peter Wilson Lecture 2021

This event, the showpiece in our annual event calendar, was an online seminar held on 21 May and chaired by Dr Rebekah Widdowfield, chief executive of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Focusing on how we face the twin challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and the global climate emergency. 

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News Newsletters

Our latest newsletter, Winter 2020 – out now!

SCRR News Issue 96, featuring… recovery and resilience in rural science; climate-positive farming arrives in Aberdeenshire; our seafood industry and the impact of world events; boosts for rural tourism; and much more

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News Event update

Posters from our mini-conference now available

Posters from our online mini-conference in November 2020, which focused on the work of early career researchers (ECRs), are now available to download as PDFs

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News Event report

‘The future of rural science is in safe hands’

A brief report on our online mini-conference focusing on the work of early years researchers, ‘Science for Rural Recovery and Resilience’ – held online, November 11, 2020

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News Event report

Young people and the debate on climate change

Now available: a report, with a video of the full discussion, from our online replacement for the annual Peter Wilson lecture – held May 11, 2020

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About SCRR

The Scottish Consortium for Rural Research is a collaboration between 24 organisations who work together to produce and share rural science for public good.

Our member organisations are active in research into land, freshwater, coastal and marine resources, and their uses – including farming, forestry, aquaculture and recreation.

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Members of SCRR

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Next meeting

The 147th meeting of the SCRR Executive Committee takes place online on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 10am.

SCRR / RSE Peter Wilson Lecture 2021

This event, the showpiece in our annual event calendar, was an online seminar held on 21 May and chaired by Dr Rebekah Widdowfield, chief executive of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Focusing on how we face the twin challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and the global climate emergency. 

Read more