APRS – Scotland’s countryside charity

Scotland’s countryside charity

We campaign to protect, enhance and promote Scotland’s countryside and rural landscapes for everyone’s benefit, and we support others to do the same.

About APRS

APRS Campaigns

APRS Green Belts Campaign Image

Green Belts

Help protect the green places around our towns and cities that provide space for people and nature

Loch Lomond - credit SNH

National Parks

We want more National Parks – the very best of our landscapes, providing livelihoods and opportunities to visit

APRS Deposit Return - empty bottle on ground.

Deposit Return

Our deposit return campaign has been successful and we are excited to see the difference it will make to litter.

Latest news

Campaigners outside Tesco with two recovered trollies full of littered bottles and cans

Press Release

Today APRS and volunteers from Fife Street Champions demonstrated outside Tesco Duloch, calling on the supermarket chain to support Scotland’s upcoming deposit return scheme. The campaigners brought littered trollies filled with littered cans and bottles.

Running out of Time LOGO, showing text over an image over a group of people.


APRS is delighted to welcome the Running Out of Time Relay to Edinburgh. The biggest sporting celebration of climate action and nature is taking place between June 10th and July 11th.

Royal Highland Show logo - featuring a cartoon cow and RBS logo


Come and see APRS at the Royal Highland show for 2023. We’re delighted to be back in the Countryside Area, at the show. Stand 4TH 7(O)

people walking up hill in Loch Lomand National Park


Communities across Scotland are being asked to consider whether their local area could be designated as the country’s newest national park. Individuals, groups or organisations considering making a nomination can now register early interest.

Boy holding up bottle from little pick

Press Release

Help us gather litter data before and after the Deposit Return launch in Scotland to show the impact this circular economy initiative will make!

Image showing front cover and spread of Rural Scotland magazine


This is the first Rural Scotland we have produced since I became Director of APRS… I hope you enjoy, Kat.

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