James Hutton Institute

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The James Hutton Institute
Predecessor(s)
Founded 1st April 2011
Headquarters Dundee, Scotland
Number of locations 2 - Aberdeen and Dundee
Key people Professor Iain Gordon (Chief Executive)
Subsidiaries
  • Macaulay Scientific Consulting Ltd. (MSCL)
  • Mylnefield Research Services (MRS)
Website www.hutton.ac.uk

The James Hutton Institute is a new interdisciplinary scientific research institute in Scotland. The institute brings together the Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI) and the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute. The new institute, named after Scottish geologist James Hutton, one of the leading figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, will combine existing Scottish expertise in agricultural research, soils and land use, and will make contributions to issues including food and energy security, biodiversity, and climate change. With more than 600 employees, the new institute will be among the largest research centres in the UK.[1]

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