SRUC Scotland's Rural College


  • Location: Seaside, Town, City, Rural

About us

Scotland’s national provider of college and university level education in the land-based sector. Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is a specialist institution offering college and university level courses. SRUC strives to help grow a natural economy fuelled by the responsible use of the world’s natural resources: people, land, energy, water, animals and plants.

We focus on solving the global challenges facing the planet, including climate change, biodiversity and access to nutritious food and clean water. By focusing on the sustainability of our natural economy, SRUC will strive to lead the way in delivering economic, social and environmental benefits for all, both locally across Scotland, the UK, and beyond.

Leaders, not Followers

Lead the way

What makes us different

Whether your passion is for business, science, food, engineering, golf, plants, animals, sustainability, the environment, or just the great outdoors, you will find courses at SRUC tailored to meet the needs of a whole range of industries. Issues such as environmental impact and sustainability have an effect on all our lives and are of importance whether you have ambitions to manage a golf course or a farm, run your own business or run the country.

SRUC’s courses consider the innovative science that supports land-based and rural industries, the way they interact with and support the environment around them, and the businesses that rely on them – from agriculture to veterinary, and a huge variety of relevant topics in between.

Course locations


SRUC, Parkgate, Dumfries, DG1 3NE


King's Building, West Main Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JG

Aberdeen Campus

SRUC Aberdeen, Craibstone Estate, Bucksburn, Aberdeen, AB21 9YA

Main Site

SRUC Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JG


Niven Building, Auchincruive, Ayr, KA6 5HW


Craibstone Estate, Bucksburn, Aberdeen, AB21 9YA


SRUC, Ecclesmachan, Ecclesmachan, EH52 6NH


SRUC, Carslogie Road, Cupar, KY15 4JB


Queen's Park Nursery (SRUC), Queen's Park, 520 Langside Road, Glasgow, G42 8QR