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

APRS CAMPAIGNS

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.

APRS LEARNING

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.

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Latest News

Our new Advice Note on the Planning System in Scotland

APRS and SCNP welcome Scottish Government commitment and propose what needs to happen next –  New National Parks for Scotland – Next Steps

Our response to Scottish Parliament consultation – Draft National Planning Framework 4

Draft National Planning Framework 4. – APRS guidance on documents and how to respond.

See our Events page for some new dates to put in your diaries.

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  john@aprs.scot
  • Membership and Administration:  Nina Sobecka, Administrator  info@aprs.scot
  • Education:  Joanna McFarlane, Education Manager  education@aprs.scot
  • APRS Green Belts Alliance:  Nikki Sinclair, Green Belts Alliance Manager  nikki@aprs.scot

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

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National Litter Consultation and how to respond workshop!

There is a currently a National Litter Consultation and the draft strategy is now open and will close 31 March 2022. If you would like to comment - please visit consult.gov.scot/environment-forestry/national-litter-and-flytipping-strategy

Not sure how to respond? No problem! Our friends at The Marine Conservation Society have a workshop to help you as below:

How to Respond to a Consultation – Policy and Advocacy Training

Weds 16th February 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Have you heard about consultations but not quite sure what they are or if you can help? Join Catherine Gemmill from the Marine Conservation Society and Kirsty Crawford as we chat through what a consultation is and how anyone can respond to them to help gather evidence and support for new sea saving laws and policy changes.

You can email kirsty.crawford@mcsuk.org to register a place.
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National Litter Consultation and how to respond workshop!  There is a currently a National Litter Consultation and the draft strategy is now open and will close 31 March 2022. If you would like to comment - please visit https://consult.gov.scot/environment-forestry/national-litter-and-flytipping-strategy  Not sure how to respond? No problem! Our friends at The Marine Conservation Society have a workshop to help you as below:  How to Respond to a Consultation – Policy and Advocacy Training  Weds 16th February 6.30pm – 7.30pm  Have you heard about consultations but not quite sure what they are or if you can help? Join Catherine Gemmill from the Marine Conservation Society and Kirsty Crawford as we chat through what a consultation is and how anyone can respond to them to help gather evidence and support for new sea saving laws and policy changes.  You can email kirsty.crawford@mcsuk.org to register a place.
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