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Sunday 14th February 2010
The Scotsman
questions the credibility of
Professor Boulton as a member of
Sir Muir's Climategate UEA Inquiry

James Irvine
Editor: www.land-care.org.uk

Sunday 14th February 2010
Sir Muir Russell's inquiry team into UEA's
Climate Change Unit has a resignation
before it begins.

James irvine
Editor: www.land-care.org.uk


Monday 26th February 2007


The Albon Report triggers major questions over SNH's deer culling policy: a serious lack of trust in SNH comes to the fore
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire


Wednesday 21st February 2007


Scotland's new Chief Scientific Adviser delivers an open lecture at the Royal Society of Edinburgh. How does she shape up?
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire


Tuesday 13th February 2007


How dare an H5N1 avian flu virus disobey an EC directive, while the UK government won't
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire


Monday 12th February 2007


DEFRA statements on the role of vaccination in the control of virulent livestock viruses could make better informed people weep.
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire


Wednesday 13th December 2006

Is academic research as independent as it should be?
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Edinburgh


Friday 24th February 2006


New research on avian flu vaccine.
James Irvine: Teviot Scientific, Edinburgh & Perthshire


Monday 11th July 2005


Linklater's Scotland: power from waves
Magnus Linklater: Columnist, Scotland on Sunday


Monday 30th May 2005


Barley research at SCRI receives massive boost


Saturday 28th May 2005


"Sustainable agriculture - local and international perspectives". Lecture by Peter Gregory, SCRI


Thursday 28th April 2005


This is life and death, not a spinning matter. Who would you choose to decide how to dispose of nuclear waste - a focus group or leading scientists?
Magnus Linklater, Columnist, The Times


11th November 2004


Professor Peter Gregory: new director of SCRI


27th October 2004


Aberdeen Angus cattle breeding: Perth bull sales October 2004
James Irvine, Teviot Scientific, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire

23rd October 2004


Swede breeding in Scotland
Dr John E. Bradshaw, Scottish Crop Research Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee

19th October 2004


Gowrie swede: a new variety

August 2004

27th August 2004

  Science and agrriculture in modern Scotland: Press Release SCRI
Professor John Hillman, Director, Scottish Crop Research Institute, Invergowrie


12 May 2004


Profile of a Cultybraggan Limousin Cow
James Irvine, Cultybraggan Farm, Comrie, Perthshire


27 October 2003

  SAC awarded£1.4m grant to improve confirmation of Scottish Blackies and other hill lambs
Comment on SAC Press Release


September 2003

19 September 2003

  SEERAD Research Strategy: Comments
James Irvine


July 2003

29 July 2003

  Suckler cow herds and CAP review:
unwise words from the MLC


June 2003

6 June 2003

  Future Pedigree Breeding of Cattle
QMS meeting Monday 26th May 2003

James Irvine


May 2003

5 May 2003

  Have Signet and MLC muscled in on Breedplan?


April 2003

28 April 2003


The next scientific revolution
Magnus Linklater

23 April 2003

  Reader's Enquiry about Breedplan

22 April 2003

  "Britain is a non-starter in the race to cure Sars"

16 April 2003

  SARS virus: Just look at the speed of progress

14 April 2003

  World Famous Scottish Biotechnology sold off to the States due to lack of funding and management resources
James Irvine

9 April 2003

  Letter from America by Expatriate Scot AA Breeder
Robert Groom


March 2003

21 March 2003


Where has UK Biotechnology gone?
James Irvine


January 2003

29 January 2003


SAC grappling with crisis in funding - Dundee Courier

Response from SAC Board to Phase1 Deloitte & Touche Report on SAC’s Objectives, Markets and Services

Phase 1 Deloitte & Touche Report to the Board of Directors of SAC

22 January 2003

  The Moredun Foundation - Press Briefing
Medicines, Scrapie, BSE, Orf, Worm Control, Cryptosporidiosis


2002 Articles

Research in Europe - Lecture by European Commissioner Philippe Busquin at the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, 28 October 2002 (31/10/02)

EDITORIAL COMMENT on the European Commissioner’s Lecture (31/10/02)

Premium Cattle Health Scheme

Cost of the right genetics

UK not included in EU funding for control of animal disease

Scottish Agricultural College - what is going on? (Editorial)

Cattle Breeding at Cultybraggan Farm

Breedplan - Australian Based International Beef Cattle Genetic Evolution Programme