APRS – Scotland’s countryside charity

Scotland’s countryside charity

We are Action to Protect Rural Scotland, more often known as APRS. 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

Love Your Countryside

We want to help people enjoy, protect and love Scotland’s wonderful countryside. Become a become a countryside protector.

Latest news

What We Said

The Scottish Parliament will debate the Circular Economy Bill on 21 March. We have written a briefing for MSPs which makes the case to strengthen the Bill in order to transform our economy towards circularity. We need drastic action to reduce reliance on raw materials and to stop waste and litter at source. The key mechanism for this is via producer responsibility.


We teamed up with Planning Democracy to run a series of webinars on different aspects of the new National Planning Framework 4 and the planning system. Watch the sessions now.

Glass bottle, showing the words No Return


This blog records the campaign against the deposit return scheme and tried to explain a bit of what happened over the last six months. Firstly for the supporters of the ‘Have you Got the Bottle?’ campaign and for APRS’s members, but also, importantly, as a heads-up for those campaigning for deposit return in England and Wales. We expect some of the same tactics to be used against the planned deposit return schemes in England and Wales and, as they say, “forewarned is forearmed”.

Every donation is greatly appreciated by APRS, so thank you for choosing our charity and helping us to continue our work.

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