Our facilities

We aim to provide the highest standard of facilities in an ever-changing commercial, academic and regulatory environment. We have freshwater sites in Central Scotland, tropical and temperate freshwater recirculation systems in Stirling and marine facilities in the West of Scotland.

Our research facilities are licensed and inspected by the UK Home Office. We undertake regulatory studies in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP). Our production sites comply with the Code of Good Practice for Scottish Finfish Aquaculture (CoGP), and our freshwater salmonid sites participate in the RSPCA Freedom Food, Label Rouge and GLOBALGAP certification schemes. All sites are licensed and inspected by regulatory authorities including the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) and the Marine Scotland Fish Health Inspectorate.  

We offer a long-established and successful contract research service that supports the development and testing of a wide range of products for use in aquaculture and fisheries, including parasiticides, antibiotics, vaccines, feeds and feed additives.

The Institute provides analytical laboratories in all the key priority research areas, including:

  • Genomic, molecular and bioinformatics
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Imaging facilities
  • Nutritional analytical services
  • Water quality services

These laboratories provide facilities to conduct pioneering fundamental research and commercially relevant research in partnership with leading aquaculture companies.

If you would like to know more about, or would be interested in, utilising our facilities, please contact our Director of Facilities.

Get in touch James Dick Faculty of Natural Sciences