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

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

Circular Economy

We are campaigning for a transformation to a Circular Economy which will eliminate waste and litter.

Scotland loves National Parks


I love National Parks because they are an amazing place to experience Scotland's wonderful landscapes and wildlife

Latest news

We want to help people discover their local Green Belt and the countryside close to where they live. Here are a selection of walks, primarily in Scotland’s Green Belts to get you started!


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.

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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