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25 August 2010

BBC Radio 4 - Farming Today. 5.45am

Lesley Prior discusses the merits and market value of her flock of Bowmont Sheep which were originally bred by the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute.

Listen again at BBC Radio 4 - Farming Today until 1st September 2010.

19 June 2010

BBC Radio Scotland - Out of Doors

Presenter: Mark Stephen, Euan McIIwraith

Nitrogen emissions. Rachel Halliwell, Andrea Britton and Julia Fisher, scientists at the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute talk to Helen Needham about nitrogen measurements at their site near Braemore. They comment on the effects of nitrogen on the environment.

18th December 2009 - BBC 2 Landward

Dr Simon Langan talked to Dougie Vipond about the Institute's flood risk management research on BBC 2's Landward programme.

28th November 2009 - BBC Radio Scotland Out of Doors

Andrea Britton and Justin Irvine talked to the BBC's Helen Needham for the Radio Scotland 'Out of Doors' programme following a workshop which explored the potential impacts on biodiversity in the uplands on 24th November.

Andrea discussed the importance of upland areas as a carbon store, how climate change may affect upland areas and the implications for future management of these areas. Justin discussed his deer mapping project for conservation of biodiversity in upland areas.

4th November 2009 - BBC Politics Now

Politics Now on BBC2 Scotland (4/11/09) carried a significant piece on the current debate about the value and future of the national parks in Scotland. The piece starts at about 12 minutes into the programme with a brief scene setting report, then there is a long extract from the related debate in the Scottish Parliament. After this there is further commentary from Rob Edwards the environment correspondent for the Sunday Herald and Prof Bill Slee, Head of the Socio-Economic Research Group (SERG) at the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute. This starts at about 31 mins into the programme.

15th August 2009 - BBC Radio Scotland (6 minute audio clip)

Jason Owen discusses how to get the most from your soil as part of National Allotment Week.

11th September 2008 - BBC 4 "Material World"

Lorna Dawson discusses the use of forensic techniques in crime novels along with crime author Margaret Murphy.

3rd September 2008 - BBC Merseyside "Drive time"

Lorna Dawson discusses her research and the use of forensic fact in crime novels. The link enables you to fast-forward to the last 10 mins of this 2hr programme.

Macaulay Land Use Research Institute pic

30th May 2008 - BBC "Beechgrove Garden" & "Landward"

The Institute's work re-sampling the NSI (National Soils Inventory) and its importance in understanding environmental change, along with interviews with Dr Willie Towers and Dr Colin Campbel,l appeared in the BBC's "Landward" programme.

The "Beechgrove Garden " programme featured the Institute's exhibit at "Gardening Scotland".

 

Stills from Beechgrove Garden filming

16th April 2008 - BBC Scotland "Beechgrove Garden"

Gardening programme features the soil analysis service available at the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute.

An iPlayer link was available for 1 week after airing, and the Macaulay item is between 5:40 to 12:10 minutes. iPlayer is not currently available for items over a week old.

More information: BBC factsheet (16th April) and the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute's soil analysis service.

 

Bill Slee pic

11th April 2008 - UHI (video clip)

The Macaulay Land Use Research Institute's Professor Bill Slee discusses Climate Change at the UHI Millennium Institute (UHI).

 

 

 

Professor Pete Millard

24th March 2008 - New Zealand TV OneNews

Macaulay Land Use Research Institute's Professor Pete Millard discusses the investigation into the release of 'old carbon' into the atmosphere.

There are two types of carbon. New carbon, which has recently entered the soil through trees and old carbon, which has been locked up in the soil for hundreds of years. It is the amount of this old carbon that provides the clues to help predict climate change.

"The implications of knowing that are that we will be able to determine for the first time really what the consequences of climate and land use change might be" says Pete Millard.

Mountain hare pic and link to media clip

28th January 2008 - BBC 1 (5 min video clip)

The Macaulay Land Use Research Institute's hare project was featured on BBC 1 "The One Show".

"Mountain hares are often to be found on heather moorlands, particularly in North East Scotland.

January is the best time of year to spot them because during the winter months their fur turns white, and if there’s no snow, they stand out against the green background.

But could this be effecting hare populations by making them more obvious to predators?"

 

Bill Slee pic and link to media clip

20th November 2007 - Radio 4 (53 min audio clip)

The Macaulay Land Use Research Institute's Professor Bill Slee discusses "Foot-and-mouth disease, bluetongue and the return of avian flu, can British farming survive another crisis? What is the future for British farming?" and responded to listeners calls on farm gate prices and the possible impact of climate change. Bill's views can be heard mainly in the 5-9, 40-41 and 50-52 minute slots of the "You and Yours" programme.

 

 

Dr Singh pic and link to media clip

12th November 2007 - STV

BBC online news and STV news highlighted the Macaulay breakthrough on testing for food poisoning.

The Macaulay Land Use Research Institute's Dr Brajesh Singh, who is leading the project, said: "Our proposed technology offers for the first time, at low cost, the simultaneous detection of multiple contaminants within five to eight hours, and has the potential to revolutionise the food safety industry and save lives through prevention of food poisoning epidemics".

 

Macaulay Land Use Research Institute and podcast link

8th November 2007 - Parliamentary podcast

An "Energy for the future" podcast, with contributions from Macaulay Land Use Research Institute staff.

 

Ian Rankin with Prof Miller and Dr Dawson

30th October 2007 - BBC Scotland (4 min audio clip)

Dr Lorna Dawson outlines the role soil plays in solving crime and the topics addressed by the Soil Forensics International Conference in Edinburgh.

The conference, organised by the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, brought together over 120 experts from across the globe to discuss the benefits of the latest forensic soil-science research.

A 90 second video clip is available from BBC News

STV also ran an item on Rebus creator Ian Rankin meeting real-life CSIs from across the world at the conference, and a video clip with Professor David Miller.

The Press and Journal also ran an article.

Nature programme pic and link

18th June 2007 - Radio 4 "Nature"

Dr Colin Campbell speaks to Radio Four's "Nature" programme about soil biodiversity.

 

 

Working Lunch pic and link

24th April 2007 - BBC 2 "Working Lunch" (Video clip)

The role of the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute is featured on BBC Two's half-hour "Working Lunch" programme

 

Science Snaps logo and link

9th March 2007 - "Science Snaps" podcast (Audio clip)

Dr Lorna Dawson outlines how soil can assist in criminal forensics.

 

Food programme pic and link

18th Feb 2007 - Radio 4 "Food Programme" (Audio clip)

Professor Bob Orskov discusses his work with rice farmers in Vietnam on Radio Four's half-hour "Food Programme".

 

VLT photo

9th August 2006 - Northsound Two (Audio clip)

Radio interview with Professor David Miller about the Landscape Research Weekend at the Lemon Tree.

 

VLT photo

17th May 2006 - Grampian News "North tonight" (.wmv Video clip)

News item on the first GIMI meeting, including interviews with Professor David Miller and Joanne Ashworth.

A QuickTime (.mov) alternative is available here.

 

Soil kit photo

28th Feb 2006 - BBC Scotland "Beechgrove Garden" (.wmv Video clip)

Gardening programme highlights the soil analysis service available at the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute.

A QuickTime (.mov) alternative is available here.

 

Updated: 27 Nov 2019, Content by: CN