The Scottish Agricultural College was a higher education and research institution concentrating in agriculture. It was made in 1990 as a merger in the middle of three regional agricultural colleges. It was be part of Scotland’s Rural University College. The work of the college is continued by SRUC training and education, consultancy services and research and development. The agricultural department of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College amalgamated with the Scottish Dairy Institute and designed the West of Scotland Agricultural College in 1899. In 1900 WSAC was established in Blythswood Square, Glasgow. In March and May 2012, a proposal to merge SAC with Barony College, Elmwood College and Oatridge College was put to public consultation. Education Secretary Mike Russell voiced maintenance for the merger in June 2012 and SRUC officially came into existence on 1 October 2012. The college offered undergraduate and postgraduate programs from its three campuses in Ayr, Aberdeen and Edinburgh, as well as training and on-line study, on topics including the agriculture, business, environment, leisure, horticulture and science. The college offered HNC and HND courses, as well as degrees, granted by the University of Glasgow or the University of Edinburgh.