Glass bottle, showing the words No Return


This blog records the campaign against the deposit return scheme and tried to explain a bit of what happened over the last six months. Firstly for the supporters of the ‘Have you Got the Bottle?’ campaign and for APRS’s members, but also, importantly, as a heads-up for those campaigning for deposit return in England and Wales. We expect some of the same tactics to be used against the planned deposit return schemes in England and Wales and, as they say, “forewarned is forearmed”.

Green Belt walk blogs

On this section of our Director Kat’s Green belt walk, she reaches Gleniffer Braes country park on the edge of Paisley, finds many memorials to loved ones on the way and discovers the Weaver Poet

Green Belt walk blogs

On this section of our Director Kat’s Green belt walk, she encounters the first sustained downpour of her outings so far, but a Golf Course closed for access means it’s cut mercifully short.

4g mast

What We Said

The Chair of APRS and SCNP, John Thompson, responded to the Shared Rural Network’s 4G coverage targets. You can also read the three joint letters that APRS has signed with a coalition of community, conservation and outdoor recreation groups.

Green Belt walk blogs

In this 15th section of her green belts walk, Kat tries to navigate via Core Paths and learns that, 20 years since the Land reform Act brought about a commitment to a Core Path Network, we are still very far from that ideal.


APRS gave evidence to the Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee on the Scottish Circular Economy Bill along with Friends of the Earth Scotland, Scottish Environment Link, and Circular Communities Scotland.

Press Release

A significant group of environmental organisations from across the UK have today written to the Prime Minister, setting out a series of problems for environmental policy-making caused by the Internal Market Act

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