Work on National Park selection continues: Nikki Sinclair, the National Parks Strategy Project Manager, gives us an update – June 2024


Given APRS and Green Belt Alliance advocacy on NPF4, it seems that the clearer policy protection against most developments on designated Green Belts is being supported by decisions.


Our latest edition of Rural Scotland, the APRS Newsletter, providing an update of the work we have done since winter

Walk Your Green Belt

A level 14km walk on a cycle path and core paths between these villages at the foot of the Campsie Hills

Green Belt walk blogs

APRS Director Kat Jones is spending some of her weekends and evenings exploring Green Belts with the aim to circumnavigate greater Glasgow and surrounding towns. In this section she walks part of the Antonine Wall from Kilpatrick and finds how much of our own infrastructure and landscape today relates to Roman civil engineering.


We are reviewing Scotland’s Landscape Charter on behalf of the Scottish Landscape Alliance. This has involved interviewing people working across charity, private and public sector, focus groups and a social media survey.


Back in January we received a generous legacy from the estate of Judith Mylne, longtime APRS supporter and friend of Nina Sobeka, our administrator. Here Nina pays tribute to her friend and her love of Scotland’s landscapes and mountains.

What We Said

The Scottish Parliament will debate the Circular Economy Bill on 21 March. We have written a briefing for MSPs which makes the case to strengthen the Bill in order to transform our economy towards circularity. We need drastic action to reduce reliance on raw materials and to stop waste and litter at source. The key mechanism for this is via producer responsibility.

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