Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) was established in 2012 through the merger of the Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) with Barony, Elmwood and Oatridge Colleges. Through these institutions, it can trace its lineage back over 100 years. Today, SRUC is on a journey to become Scotland’s enterprise university at the heart of the sustainable natural economy. Its mission is to create and mobilise knowledge and talent – partnering locally and globally to benefit Scotland’s natural economy. To achieve this, it draws upon SRUC’s longstanding strengths in world-class and sector-leading research, learning and teaching, skills and training and consultancy (through SAC Consulting). By focussing on the sustainable natural economy, SRUC will strive to lead the way in delivering economic, social and environmental benefits for all, in Scotland, and beyond.
As Scotland’s enterprise university at the heart of the sustainable natural economy, SRUC aims to lead enterprise research and consultancy services in the sustainable natural economy for our business and wider community and to provide enterprise learning and innovation services for all our staff and learners to help them build their enterprising vision.
Main Contact: Dr Carol Langston, Reader in Rural Entrepreneurship