APRS News

Glass bottle, showing the words No Return

News

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”.

Newsletter/Bulletin

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.

Newsletter/Bulletin

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

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.

News

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.

News

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.

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 to raise money for APRS.

Walker walking up hill in loch lomand

What We Said

Action to Protect Rural Scotland (APRS) and the Scottish Campaign for National Parks (SCNP) has published a letter in response to a number of misconceptions about National Parks

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