Scotland's Rural College

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Type University college
Principal Bob Webb
Location Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Ayr, Broxburn, Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom
SRUC's former Elmwood Campus in Cupar, Fife

SRUC, described as Scotland's Rural College, is a further education and research institute in Scotland. It focuses on agriculture.

It was founded in October 2012 through a merger of Barony College, Elmwood College, Oatridge College and the Scottish Agricultural College (SAC). The institution will work towards gaining the status of a university college with degree awarding powers.[1] Until such time, the initialism SRUC is given as the organisation's name to avoid a reference to university college status.[2]

SRUC is a registered charity under Scottish law.[3]


SRUC has five teaching campuses in Edinburgh, Ayr, Aberdeen, Broxburn and Dumfries, as well as a number of advisory offices, veterinary centres and research farms.[4] SRUC's Aberdeen campus is on the Craibstone Estate, about 5 miles (8.0 km) from the city centre. In Edinburgh, SRUC is located within the King's Buildings, a University of Edinburgh campus on the south side of the city. In Ayr, SRUC is located at the Riverside Campus near the town centre, which building it shares with the University of the West of Scotland.

SRUC previously had a campus in Cupar, being the former campus of Elmwood College. This campus formally became part of Fife College in November 2013.

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  1. ^ "SRUC Launch Strengthens Support for Agriculture and Rural Sector". SRUC. 2 October 2012. 
  2. ^ SRUC Boards and Committees Remits and Structures document, 2012
  3. ^ SRUC, Registered Charity no. SC003712 at the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator
  4. ^ "Campuses and Offices". SRUC. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 

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