James Hutton Institute

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

The James Hutton Institute is an interdisciplinary scientific research institute in Scotland established in 2011. The institute brings together the Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI) and the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute. The 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]