Welcome to the July 2018 edition


All welcome at APRS Members’ Day in Highland Perthshire
This year’s APRS Members’ Day is on Saturday 8 September in Highland Perthshire at the Heart of Scotland Forest Partnership. Some of the partnership team will give an introductory briefing to this innovative woodland restoration project, then lead a short walk to see some of the woodlands involved.
All APRS members, friends and family are most welcome to attend – please let us know you are coming at info@aprs.scot

Please respond to Scottish Government’s consultation on Deposit Return
The Scottish Government has finally released its consultation on Scotland’s forthcoming Deposit Return System, for which APRS led the campaign, and we are currently working on our response. It will greatly help if lots of APRS members and others respond to the consultation, so please go to our Have You Got The Bottle? website, where we will shortly publish a guide to make it easy as possible for you to do so.

Still Unfinished Business Five Years On
All APRS members should have received a copy of this new publication about our National Parks campaign as part of their May mailing, but you can also read it here.


APRS objects to Green Belt development in North Lanarkshire
APRS has submitted an objection to the massive proposed EuroPark housing development near Airdrie, on the grounds that the site is not allocated for development in the Local Plan and that is wholly designated as Green Belt. The 2017 APRS AGM was held in nearby Calderbank and many members visited and were impressed by the Faskine and Woodhall area which is threatened by this development. Here is our objection letter.

New APRS Trustees and Vice-President
At the AGM on 24 May marine scientist Catherine Gemmell and Green Belts Alliance Convener Duncan Campbell were elected as APRS Trustees, retired accountant Craig Clarke was elected as Treasurer and former Treasurer Walter Simpson was elected as a Vice-President; congratulations to them all.

Look out for our next Newsletter in October and Bulletin in January

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