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The original ADRA bus. Two men stand next to it, wearing wellies
A black and white photo from around the 1930s of a scientist wearing a lab coat, sat at a bench looking through a microscope
The ADRA bus behind a tent with a sign saying "Animal Diseases Research Association"
An ADRA stand in a field with men standing around outside it, wearing suits

2020 is the year we celebrate Moredun's centenary.

From our humble beginnings in the 1920s as the Animal Diseases Research Association based in Moredun, Edinburgh, to the major research hub we are today at the foot of the Pentland hills, our ethos has remained the same: to work in direct partnership with the farming community and address their needs with regards to livestock health and welfare.

These pages will collate all of our news, events and exciting projects surrounding our centenary year.



Check back here for the latest news about our Centenary celebrations.

16th January: Professor Julie Fitzpatrick talks to BBC Scotland about Moredun's centenary

Upcoming events

Check back here for updates about our upcoming Centenary events.

Centenary film

Outreach bus and mobile laboratory

** The bus is currently under construction with completion scheduled for March 2020. Follow its progress on our blog: The Moredun Bus: Science in the Field **

When Moredun was first established in the 1920s, some of the work was carried out on board a refurbished bus that housed a mobile laboratory. The bus became something of an iconic image for Moredun over the years, and so we are pleased to announce that it is making a comeback in celebration of our Centenary in 2020... With a few updates!

The new bus will be used for outreach events where mobile technology will be taken out to the field, onto the farm and into schools. Our aim is to educate the wider public about our research and to promote the benefits of raising livestock with a high level of health and welfare.