About SRUC Oatridge Campus
On October 1st 2012, Oatridge College merged with Barony and Elmwood Colleges and the Scottish Agricultural College to become SRUC, Scotland's Rural College.
At SRUC Oatridge Campus you can study activity tourism, agriculture, animal care, countryside management, equine studies, forgework, horticulture, landbased engineering and landscaping. On our campus you have access to excellent practical facilities (including a nine-hole pay-and -play golf course and a commercial, working farm with units for beef cattle, sheep and pigs and 100 hectares under cereal production and Scottish National Equestrian Centre) and specialist staff to support you through your studies.
Oatridge Campus, set in 283 hectares in the West Lothian countryside, has been attracting applicants from across the UK and overseas for over 38 years and is now a founding partner of SRUC.
SRUC exists to deliver comprehensive skills, education and business support for Scotland's land-based industries, founded on world class and sector-leading research, education and consultancy. The integration of these three complementary ‘knowledge exchange' services will be of significant value to our many audiences - be they learners, businesses, communities or policy-makers.
The four college partners have combined more than a century of experience in research, education and rural business consultancy to establish SRUC. We are unique in Scotland and the largest organisation of its kind in Europe. We are excited about SRUC's future and our ambition is to grow. We aim to carry out our work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.
Our aim is to build a culture of excellence through the development of a Rural University College with degree awarding powers. We aim to become the UK's leading agriculturally-focused Higher Education Institution, with increased global links and impact. Through high quality and relevant courses combined with excellence in teaching and support, our students will enjoy enhanced opportunities to progress in their studies from access level right up to PhD.
The campus provides facilities for a wide range of sports and a very active Student Association makes sure of a vibrant social life. The setting may be one of rural tranquillity to the casual visitor, but appearances can be deceptive!
The campus is close to extensive leisure facilities, including swimming pools, ice rinks and ski slopes and minibus transport is laid on to take groups on organised outings. Edinburgh, with a wealth of social and cultural attractions, is only 30 minutes away.