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

Party Manifesto Extracts 2021 – what the political parties are saying about the Circular Economy, Green Belts and National Parks

Read our May 2021 Newsletter

Read our Parliamentary Briefing for Members’ Debate about The Potential for a Galloway National Park

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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It's great to be part of #bignatureday today! If you couldn't make our live #depositreturn session this morning, you can still watch our recorded version here www.youtube.com/watch?v=iICwvdJNJAI and you can find more of our resources at aprs.scot/learning.

Don't forget we will be back at 4pm in partnership with Wild Planet Explorers FREE session for 3-9yrs - Cassius the Crab - you can still book today here: www.facebook.com/events/149809640575073/
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Most Scottish Political Parties Maintain Support for More National Parks!

We successfully secured continued support for more National Parks from all four opposition parties in their manifestos for the May 2021 elections. You can read what they all said about our main campaigns, including national parks in our Manifesto Extracts document here: aprs.scot/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Party-Manifesto-Extracts-2021.pdf This means that Holyrood is currently tied between the 64 MSPs who represent parties which support more National Parks and 64 who do not.
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Most Scottish Political Parties Maintain Support for More National Parks!

We successfully secured continued support for more National Parks from all four opposition parties in their manifestos for the May 2021 elections.  You can read what they all said about our main campaigns, including national parks in our Manifesto Extracts document here: https://aprs.scot/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Party-Manifesto-Extracts-2021.pdf  This means that Holyrood is currently tied between the 64 MSPs who represent parties which support more National Parks and 64 who do not.

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Hoping that it is not just words in the parliament.....but action...

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