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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 seven campuses are located across a wide geographical area, in Aberdeen, Ayr, Broxburn (Oatridge), Cupar (Elmwood), Dumfries (Barony), Edinburgh and Glasgow Botanic Gardens. There are associated farms, horticultural units and other facilities on or near each campus.

The college has around 4,000 students.

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.

Courses are available in the following areas: Agriculture and Renewable Technology; Agriculture; Animal Care; Animal Sciences; Business; Conservation; Engineering; Environment, Equine and Horse Care; Forestry and Arboriculture; Garden Design; Golf; Horticulture and Landscaping; Organic Farming; Poultry; Rural and Estate Skills; Sustainability; 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. 

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Aberdeen Campus

Ferguson Building
Craibstone Estate
Bucksburn
Aberdeen
AB21 9YA
facultyofficeaberdeen@sruc.ac.uk

Ayr Campus

Riverside Campus
University Avenue
Ayr
KA8 0SX
ayr@sruc.ac.uk

Barony Campus

Parkgate
Dumfries
DG1 3NE
barony@sruc.ac.uk

Edinburgh Campus

King's Buildings
West Mains Road
Edinburgh
EH9 3JG
edinburgh@sruc.ac.uk

Elmwood Campus

Carslogie Road
Cupar
KY15 4JB
elmwood@sruc.ac.uk

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

730 Great Western Rd
Glasgow
G12 0UE
0800 269 453
study@sruc.ac.uk

Oatridge Campus

Ecclesmachan
Broxburn
EH52 6NH
oatridge@sruc.ac.uk

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