SRUC Riverside, Ayr
Welcome to SRUC Riverside, Ayr
SRUC Riverside, Ayr is located on a state-of-the-art campus on the riverside, right in Ayr town centre. The campus is shared with the University of the West of Scotland and has excellent road and rail links, with easy access to nearby airports and ferry terminals.
Living in Ayr
The seaside town of Ayr is a busy and historic centre, offering good social and recreational facilities and attracting many visitors throughout the year. The Ayr Campus is centrally located, adjacent to the Ayr River within a park-like setting just a short walk from the town centre and rail and bus connections.
Ayr itself is situated on the west coast of Scotland and the town looks across the Firth of Clyde towards the Isle of Arran and the atmospheric Mull of Kintyre. To the south of Ayr lies the unspoilt countryside of the Galloway Hills, while the buzz of Glasgow, to the north, is easily reached.
The campus is shared with the University of West of Scotland (UWS). There is a large number and diverse mix of students, as well as lots of activities and amenities. Yet, as a student of SRUC you remain part of a smaller, more closely knit group for classes and a variety of social activities.
The campus is the ideal setting for a friendly and relaxed student lifestyle. The carefully planned and recently constructed halls of residence provide the comfort of modern student accommodation and are a focal point for meeting and socialising among students from both UWS and SRUC.
Directions to SRUC Riverside, Ayr
Download our travel guide for help getting to Riverside by car, train, bus and taxi.
Ayr Campus Sports Facilities
Outdoor sports facilities at the Aberdeen campus include an all-weather sports Astroturf sports pitch that is suitable for tennis, basketball, hockey and 5-a-side football. A gym is located in Mackie Hall for weight and cardio training.
There is also a bar that has snooker and pool tables and resident students can also join the Beacon Community Education and Sports Centre in Bucksburn, allowing the use of the swimming pool and other sports facilities provided.For golfers, there is an 18-hole pay and play golf course which is a 5-minute drive from the Campus. There is a bar and restaurant in the clubhouse.
The estate is also linked to the "Four Hills" walk, which many students and staff use for running and keep fit. Kirkhill Forest close by offers an excellent technical mountain bike course and also a great walking/running challenge. Students organise sports competitions with those from other SRUC campuses and other agricultural colleges.
The gym has unlimited access however, it closes at 11.30pm (it is unsupervised)
Find out about the different kinds of available student accommodation.
Rural Business Management
Develop the business skills you need to make a valuable contribution to the rural industries or smaller enterprises.
- Top-up degree
- BA/BA (Hons)
You will develop independent learning skills and team working skills which will provide a strong foundation for future study and/or employment in the industry.
- BSc/BSc (Hons)
- MA at SCQF level 6
- MA at SCQF level 5
Gain a strong foundation in the biology and biochemistry of animals, plants and microorganisms as well as skills in the practical and laboratory techniques.
Find out more about studying at SRUC
Fees & funding
Funding is available to help you complete your studies, including bursaries to pay your tuition fees and loans to help with maintenance and travel costs.
Although our campuses are currently closed, you can still find out about life and learning at SRUC by joining one of our virtual open days. You will be taken to our old website to make your booking.