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

Read our August 2022 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  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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We are so grateful to The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland Awards for All and to the amazing #NationalLottery players, for supporting our APRS Green Belts Alliance project. Thank you so much!

This funding will help us to enable more communities to take action to oppose unsustainable changes to their local Green Belts and empower them with the skills, knowledge and support to engage in the planning process, for the benefit of the climate, nature and the wellbeing of their community!Some exciting news! 🎉

345 fantastic community groups are celebrating as they share £10.3 million in #NationalLottery funding, helping communities across Scotland.

Read more to find out which community groups received funding in your area. ⬇️

www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/news/press-releases/2022-08-31/new-national-lottery-funded-project-gi...


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We are so grateful to The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland Awards for All and to the amazing #NationalLottery players, for supporting our APRS Green Belts Alliance project. Thank you so much!
This funding will help us to enable more communities to take action to oppose unsustainable changes to their local Green Belts and empower them with the skills, knowledge and support to engage in the planning process, for the benefit of the climate, nature and the wellbeing of their community!

Have you registered for the Marine Conservation Society's Great British Beach Clean 2022?

In 2021, volunteers across Scotland collected over two tonnes of
litter in 1 hour for the Marine Conservation Society's Great British Beach Clean. 70% of the litter collected was made from plastic and polystyrene.

Please join the #GreatBritishBeachClean this year and help collect valuable data to enable Marine Conservation Society to campaign for positive change to protect our oceans.
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