Scotland’s Aquaculture website

scotland aquaculture

Ever need to find any of the following?

  • location of active seawater finfish sites in Scotland or the location of Marine Scotland Management Areas
  • numbers of fish escaped from aquaculture sites in Scotland
  • sealice in-feed treatment residues in micrograms/kilogram
  • movement restrictions on farmed fish and disease agent
  • aquaculture strategies and policies

The Scotland’s Aquaculture portal on Scotland’s Environment Web will give you the answers.  Produced in partnership with SEPA, Marine Scotland, The Scottish Government, the Food Standards Agency and the Crown Estate the site has a  map look-up feature and data search.


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Marion Kennedy
Subject Librarian (Life Sciences)


Workshop cancelled: “Literature Searching/Review” Mon 2nd March

Unfortunately, the Power Hour workshop on “Literature Searching/Review” scheduled for today, Mon 2nd March at 12:15-13:15 in the Anderson Room (Edinburgh Campus Library, top floor) has been cancelled due to illness.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Exam stress drop-in sessions

The Student Counselling Service are holding a number of ‘Exam Stress’ drop-in sessions in the Edinburgh Campus Library (Anderson Room) on the following dates and times:

  • Friday 28th Nov  2-3pm
  • Tuesday 2nd Dec  4-5pm
  • Friday 5th December 3-4pm
  • Monday 8th December 4-5pm
  • Thursday 11th December 2-3pm

Whether you stay for an hour or just a few minutes, these sessions are designed to offer a variety of techniques and methods to help manage stress around exams. All are welcome and there is no need to book.

The ideas is to offer space, advice and practical help for students who either know that they struggle with stress around exam time or that have found that they are recently feeling under pressure, overwhelmed or nervous.

There is also a Power Hour workshop on ‘Managing Exam Stress’ on Tuesday 25th November at 12.15-1.15 in the Anderson Room in the Edinburgh Campus Library, again no need to book and all welcome.

Making the Most of Your Tablet at University (Workshop 15th October, Edinburgh Campus)


A session on getting the best use out of your tablet device, as a student at Heriot-Watt University. Topics covered include Reading, Writing, Note-taking, Organisation, Research, Presenting, and Mind Mapping.

Venue: Anderson Room, Edinburgh Campus Library (top floor)
Date/ time: Wed 15 Oct / 14:00-15:30
Presenter: Andy Lees,Technology Adviser, Student Support & Accommodation

Booking required: to book a place email

Trial access to food science & nutrition resources


Trial access to the following resources for food science & nutrtion has been set up to run until 15th August, 2014.

Nutrition Science Collection
Full-text access to three journals  from the American Society for Nutrition:-

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition:  1952 to present
Journal of Nutrition: 1928 to present
Advances in Nutrition: 2010 to present

Food Science & Technology Abstracts (FSTA)
Produced by the International Food Information Service (IFIS), FSTA is the leading database for food science, food technology and nutrition.  It covers the literature in major food commodities, biotechnology, microbiology, food safety, additives, nutrition, packaging and pet foods. The database includes material from over 4,600 serial publications from 1969 – present. Some full-text availability with records linked to the Library’s full-text electronic journal collections.

Please send any feedback you have on these trial resources to


Easier online searching from EndNote X6


You can now automatically set up your EndNote X6 desktop connections to be able to search subscription databases (from EBSCO, ProQuest and Web of Science) as well as selected public access library catalogues with the Heriot-Watt recommended connections.  To set this up, follow the instructions in our user guide.

Please note this automatic setup is available on Heriot-Watt University Information Services (IS) managed desktops only.   You can tell if you’re using an IS managed desktop if you see the following icon on your desktop –

about my pc

For further information or help please contact

Free access to WIREs: Developmental Biology


Free access to Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews (WIREs: Developmental Biology 2012-2013 is now available.

This journal addresses key topics in cell and molecular biology, stem cell biology, plant biology, evolutionary biology, anatomy, physiology, and neuroscienceis. It is published in association with the Society for Developmental Biology to help promote cross-disciplinary discussion in the field.

Marion Kennedy
Subject Librarian

Psychological Inquiry – special issue on open access

psychological enquiry

Interested in open access publishing from a Psychology and Behavioural Sciences perspective?  Psychological Inquiry, a journal specialising in debate around social psychology and personality, has a special issue on the topic.  The issue’s target article and commentaries offer food for thought for researchers in the field.

Target article:-

Scientific Utopia: I. Opening Scientific Communication by Brian A. Nosek & Yoav Bar-Anan

Commentaries  include: –

“Improving Science by Improving Scientific Communication: The View From the APA Publications and Communications Board”
by Jennifer Crocker

“How Should We Manage Peer Review and Why?” by Rebecca Saxe

“Toward OpenBehavioral Science” by Karen E. Adolph et al.

Table of contents access for readers with no access to Heriot-Watt University subscribed material

Marion Kennedy
Subject Librarian, Life Sciences

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