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This is the first Rural Scotland we have produced since I became Director of APRS… I hope you enjoy, Kat.

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The scheme, originally due to begin in early 2021 has now been delayed three times until the beginning of March 2024.

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The recently published advice to Ministers on National Parks produced by NatureScot is a big step towards a new National Park for Scotland. This is our response to this advice.

Press Release

A group of pro-deposit return international NGOs have today written to Lorna Slater MSP, the Minister responsible for deposit return, to set out how the Scottish commitment made in 2017 helped with their campaigns, and support the rollout up to the August 16th 2023 launch date, whether systems in their countries are underway, being expanded, or scheduled to launch.

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Press Release

NGOS ACROSS UK WARN SECRETARY OF STATE AGAINST “LEGAL QUICKSAND” APRS media release Under embargo for 00.01, 8th March 2023


We are looking for a couple of volunteers who can take a systematic look at the archive and also to collect oral histories from members and associates of APRS over the years.

Press Release

Two billion drinks containers, more than 90% of the annual total volume of eligible products, are now included in the DRS scheme. Climate campaigners say that this must end calls for another delay of the long-planned scheme.


All APRS members and supporters are warmly invited to the above Meeting on Thursday 25th May 2023 at 09.30 for 10.00 am

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