Rural Policy Centre
Established in 2007, the Rural Policy Centre is unique in the UK.
The Centre operates as a focus for research and knowledge exchange work in rural policy, informing and contributing to policy debates through:
- Conducting research projects
- Issuing regular briefings based on recent research and policy developments
- Organising high profile events
Through our work, we aim to improve understandings of rural Scotland and to raise its profile nationally and internationally.
Learn more about our work through the links below.
Our Rural Policy Centre is a knowledge hub for rural Scotland. Spanning SRUC, we engage with our consultants, educators and researchers to harness the latest rural knowledge.
Research & analysis
Our research and analysis results in a broad range of projects for the Rural Policy Centre.
The Centre's publications are organised into five themes, which covers the main policy areas the Rural Policy centre is involved in.
Find out more about our services
Our work addresses health and productivity in animals, animal welfare and crops, promotes low carbon farming and increases farm output through efficiency and innovation.
Vet & laboratory services
Our leading experts provide support to clients in areas animal disease, diagnosis and surveillance.