Moredun Research Institute

The Moredun Research Institute has established a global reputation for the high quality of its scientific research to improve farm animal health and welfare, through the prevention and control of infectious diseases of livestock.

Moredun centenary 1920 and 2020 research institutes

In 2020, The Moredun Group celebrated the centenary of the Moredun Foundation, a significant milestone in all that has been achieved by the team over the past 100 years.


Enlightened Scottish farmers established Moredun in 1920, and 100 years on it is still governed by farmers, with its research focussed on addressing the needs of the farming industry.

Research at Moredun spans all levels of biological organisation, from molecular through cellular, tissue, organ, whole animal and population studies. Research has led to the development of many vaccines, diagnostic tests and improved treatment strategies for farm animals across the globe.

Moredun disseminates it's knowledge, skills and expertise as widely as possible to bring benefits to animals, livestock producers, the economy and to society at large.

The mission is to improve animal health and welfare remains strong as its scientists continue to help find solutions to prevent and control diseases. Today, the Group now employs over 200 scientists, vets and support staff.

Moredun Research Institute is an active member of the EU-funded VetBioNet programme, which provides transnational access to Moredun’s animal facilities for research projects.


Around 600 scientists from The Roslin Institute, the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and the Moredun Research Institute work together to streamline research which has a large focus on animal and human health and this includes identifying new and emerging diseases that can pass from livestock and wild animals to humans and understanding the ways in which these diseases work.



The Moredun Group

  • Pentlands Science Park
  • Bush Loan, Penicuik
  • Midlothian, EH26 0PZ

Park Manager: Linda Yuill

T: +44 (0)131 445 5111

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Pentlands Science Park

  • Bush Loan
  • Penicuik
  • Midlothian, EH26 0PZ

Park Manager: Linda Yuill

T: +44 (0)131 445 5111

Email us

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