Working to protect Scotland’s countryside

APRS promotes the care of all of Scotland’s rural landscapes from the Green Belt around towns and cities out to the forest, hills and mountains.

About APRS


Deposit Return

Find out how we led the Have You Got The Bottle? campaign for Deposit Return to come to Scotland. We did it! Coming in 2022.


Have you seen our new educational resources?

Deposit Return, Green Belts and National Parks - educator notes, worksheets, maps, video and game. Book a free visit with our APRS Education Manager.

Support APRS

Become a member of APRS or make a donation to support our campaigning, partnership and local community work to protect Scotland's countryside.

Support APRS


Latest News

Read our latest Bulletin with a round up of all the latest news

Our new Advice Note on the Planning System in Scotland

Working from Home
All staff are working from home due to Covid-19 and can be contacted by email:

  • Policy, Planning and Communications:  John Mayhew, Director
  • Membership and Administration:  Nina Sobecka, Administrator
  • Education:  Joanna McFarlane, Education Manager
  • APRS Green Belts Alliance:  Nikki Sinclair, Green Belts Alliance Manager

All APRS meetings are being held by video conference – please contact Nina for further information.


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