The Macaulay Institute which is formally known as Macaulay Land Use Research Institute is a research institute situated at Aberdeen in Scotland. The successor of Macaulay Institute is James Hutton Institute. It was founded in 1930. The aspects covered by Macaulay Institute include landscape, soil, water conservation and climate change. It is an international centre for research and consultancy on the environment and social consequences of rural land uses. The Macaulay Institute’s research aims to protect the natural resources, usage of integrated land systems and the development of sustainable rural communities. It contribute to the understanding of global key issues like food, energy and environment security and look towards the development and promotion of effective technological and management solutions.