Issue 101, Summer 2023
Dr Leslie Mabon, lecturer in environmental systems at The Open University, reports on our key annual event, the SCRR / RSE Peter Wilson Lecture, with its important theme, ‘The road ahead: rural Scotland 2098’
Issue 100, Winter 2022/3
SCRR’s scientific director Prof Sarah Skerratt is joined by her predecessor, Prof Stuart Monro, to discuss the organisation’s past and its exciting future in our 100th edition, which also celebrates early career research
Issue 99, Summer 2022
Challenges for livestock farming; Edinburgh’s new conservation film festival; rare plants in the Highlands; and a lead article on the future of rural places by Prof David Miller of the James Hutton Institute
Issue 98, Spring 2022
Growing prospects for seaweed; help for at-risk fish; climate change and potatoes; wind damage from Storm Arwen; and a lead article on climate and nature by Prof Des Thompson of NatureScot
Issue 97, Autumn 2021
Agritech hub at Easter Bush to promote net zero agriculture; climate change champions and woodland; how forest soils lock up carbon; greenhouse gases to be measured on research farm.
Issue 96, Winter 2020
‘Green recovery’ funding for RBGE; better than Net Zero farming; nurturing rural tourism; report on our 2020 mini-conference for early career researchers, ‘Science for rural recovery and resilience’.
Issue 95, Summer 2020
Dialogue and engagement at a time of global challenge; climate change and our coasts; the condition of Scottish woodland; badgers, cows and TB; report on the online RSE/SCRR Peter Wilson Lecture 2020.
Issue 94, Winter 2019/20
Sharing research knowledge for the public good; why planting forests in Africa might be a bad idea; climate change and nesting birds; report on our November 2019 mini-conference, Rural Science for the Public Good.
Issue 93, Summer 2019
How we can help Scotland face its grand challenges; saving the world’s rarest plants; sustainability and seaweed; soft fruit crops in a changing climate; report on the Peter Wilson Lecture 2019.
Issue 92, Spring 2019
Making a difference through inclusivity; SCRR welcomes its new Scientific Director, Prof Sarah Skerratt; why forests are good for you; new ways to stop invasive species.
Issue 91, Summer 2018
Diversity of the rural environment; looking out for oak trees; growing honeyberries; decline in rural population; ‘Slow Adventure’ tourism.
Issue 90, Spring 2018
Plastic in the marine environment; new Scottish centre of expertise in plant health; natural management of flood risk; rescuing one of Britain’s rarest plants; protecting the puffin.
Issue 89, Winter 2017
Protecting our wonderful world; how policy can help pollinators; conserving genetic diversity in Scotland; biodiversity and crops; counting plant species in the Amazon.
Issue 88, Summer 2017
Engaging with the next generation; beavers in Scotland; conservation and the risk of infection; the new SEFARI collaboration.
Issue 87, Spring 2017
Evidence-based conservation; looking after red squirrels in productive forests; saving plants in the Millennium Seed Bank; best practice for restoration of peat bogs; red deer management.