Woman standing on a forest path, with both hands on her hips.


Joanna McFarlane is the Public Engagement and Education Manager for APRS and is stepping up to walk 846,647 steps while raising funds for APRS.

Green Belt walk blogs

The sheer scale of the task at hand in circumnavigating the whole Greater Glasgow Greenbelt is starting to sink in, and the sheer lack of time I have at weekends and in days off to do this walk.


Thank you to everybody that stopped by our stand at the Royal Highland Show, it was great to meet so many people and explain more about what we do at APRS.

Green Belt walk blogs

Circumnavigating greater Glasgow and surrounding towns to raise money for APRS. This adventure takes Kat from Castlecary to Kilsyth via woodlands, motorway, canal and castle.


Communities should be at the centre of Local Development Plans and the process should be made simple and straightforward for them to engage with, and that communities should be engaged proactively by the planning authorities.


The regulations for the new Local Development Plan (LDP) review process came into force on 19 May 2023 and shortly afterwards the Scottish Government published Guidance on LDPs so that local authorities can implement the new system.

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