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Scottish Government Rural Affairs and the Environment Strategic Research Strategy 2011 - 2016

The strategy behind the Scottish Government's Rural Affairs and the Enviroment Strategic Research 2011-2016


Annex 3: Strategic Research Institutional Timeline

1913

Rowett Research Institute is founded

1913

Edinburgh and East of Scotland College of Agriculture form a joint committee on research in animal breeding with the University of Edinburgh

1920

Moredun Foundation established as a charity by farmers (originally called the Animal Diseases Research Association)

1921

Scottish Plant Breeding Station (SPBS) is founded in Edinburgh

1928

Hannah Research Institute (dairy) created in Ayr

1930

Macaulay Institute for Soil Research (MISR) created with philanthropic gift by TB Macaulay

1951

Scottish Horticultural Research Institute (SHRI) is established at Invergowrie

1981

Scottish Plant Breeding Station based in Edinburgh is amalgamated with SHRI at Invergowrie and renamed the Scottish Crop Research Institute

1987

Macaulay Institute founded through merger of MISR and the Hill Farm Research Organisation

1987

Scottish Agricultural Statistics Service (SASS) created from statistics groups in the Scottish Agricultural Research Institutes (SARIs)

1987

Scottish Agricultural College created by bringing together West of Scotland, North of Scotland and East of Scotland Colleges

1989

SCRI creates its commercial arm - Mylnefield Research Services (MRS) Ltd.

1995

Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland (BioSS) created by merging SASS and the former Agriculture and Farming Research Council's Unit of Statistics based at Edinburgh University

2001

Hannah Research Institute, Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Moredun Research Institute, Rowett Research Institute and Scottish Crop Research Institute declassified as an NDPBs as part of the 'bonfire of the quangos'

2005

Strategic Research for SEERAD: Environment, Biology and Agriculture Strategy 2005-10 document published and with it a move from grant to programme funding takes place

2006

Hannah Research institute closes

2008

Rowett Research Institute amalgamated into the University of Aberdeen as the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health

2011

Creation of the James Hutton Research Institute amalgamating SCRI and MLURI

2011

Competitive element and closer working with HEI sector introduced to the strategic research portfolio commissioning process with the establishment of the Centre of Expertise and Strategic Partnerships

2012

Scottish Agricultural College merges with Barony, Elmwood and Oatridge, Land Based Colleges to form the Scottish Rural College (SRUC)

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