Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)

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Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) specialises in delivering skills, education and support for Scotland’s landbased industries.

The six campuses are located across a wide geographical area, in Aberdeen (Craibstone), Ayr (Auchencruive), West Lothian (Oatridge), Fife (Elmwood), Dumfries (Barony) and Edinburgh (King's Buildings). Horticulture and Garden Design programmes are also run at Queen's Park in Glasgow. There are associated farms, horticultural units and other facilities on or near each campus.

The college has around 5,000 students and 1,300 staff across the UK.

Courses and subjects

The college runs courses leading to further and higher education qualifications, from Access and NC right through to degree and postgraduate level. Vocational qualifications are also available, as are work-based learning (such as Modern Apprenticeships) and short skills-based training courses. The Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow validate the degrees.

There are a variety of study modes, including full time, part time and distance learning.

Courses are available in the following areas: Courses are available in the following areas: Agriculture; Animal Care; Animal Sciences; Business; Conservation and Sustainability; Engineering; Environment; Equine and Horse Care; Forestry and Arboriculture; Golf; Horticulture and Landscaping; Veterinary Medicine; and, Veterinary Nursing.

The SRUC is Scotland’s only agricultural and rural studies college.

Facilities and services

All campuses have excellent learning and teaching facilities as well as social spaces and sports facilities. On site student accommodation is also available at some campuses.

Each campus has special facilities according to the courses they teach, for example the farm and Scottish National Equestrian Centre at Oatridge, the 18-hole golf course at Elmwood and the wildlife hospital at Barony.

There is support and guidance available for students at all campuses, covering issues such as finances and careers information. There are also a range of sport and library facilities available to students.


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Aberdeen Campus

Ferguson Building
Craibstone Estate
AB21 9YA

Ayr Campus

Niven Building

Barony Campus


Edinburgh Campus

King's Buildings
West Mains Road

Elmwood Campus

Carslogie Road
KY15 4JB

Oatridge Campus

EH52 6NH

Off Campus

All over

Queen's Park Campus

520 Langside Road
G42 9QL
0141 535 4490
Map Glasgow Dumfries and Galloway Ayrshire West Lanarkshire Borders Edinburgh and Lothians West Lothian Forth Valley Fife Tayside Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Highlands and Islands