Scotland's Rural College

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Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is a further education and research institute located 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.

SRUC has six teaching campuses in Edinburgh, Ayr, Aberdeen, Broxburn, Cupar and Dumfries, as well as 27 advisory offices, eight veterinary centres and eight research farms. 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 it shares with the University of the West of Scotland.

Its web site is


Distance learning

The college offers a number of courses at a distance:

Online learning for on-campus students

The college's library gives access to online resources to students:

Open Educational Resources (OER)

No evidence found of OERs.


Moodle is the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) at Scotland's Rural College.

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