APRS Resources

  • The Potential Socio-economic Impacts of a New National Park for Galloway

    This report, published in 2019 gives the socio-economic case for a new National Park in Galloway. A new National Park could provide a significant stimulus to the local economy, attracting at least an estimated 250,000 to 500,000 new visits per year with £30 - £60 million of additional spending and supporting 700 to 1400 jobs. It would attract small businesses and create a more desirable place for people to live.

  • APRS Privacy Notice

    This document explains the data we hold for APRS members and supporters and how we use the data. APRS is committed to processing data in accordance with its responsibilities under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018. The privacy of our members, supporters and others whose data we hold is important to APRS.

  • Volunteering and National Parks in Scotland

    This report reviews how more National Parks in Scotland could generate an increase in volunteering - thereby benefiting the local economy, the environment and the wellbeing of volunteering.

  • Tourism and the Future of National Parks in Scotland

    A paper reviewing the postive impact that having more National Parks in Scotland could have on the visitor economy of the country. The way that other countries with more national parks than Scotland use this to promote tourism is cited.

  • Future National Parks: Possible Governance Models

    A summary of some different governance models for any new National Parks in Scotland with international case studies from France, England, Wales. The paper reviews the types of governance and staffing that may be applicable for different sizes of national park.

  • The Socio-economic Benefits of New National Park Designations in Scotland

    This paper discusses the positive socio-economic impacts that new National Park designations could have on specific rural areas in Scotland. It refers to research in the rest of the UK, in Norway, Poland, New Zealand and North America, where a variety of studies have taken place regarding the socio-economic impacts of National Parks on their local areas.

  • The Future of Green Belts in Scotland (2005)

    This report was written by the Scottish Green Belts Alliance in 2005. It looks at the purposes of Green Belts and assesses how successful they have been, it assesses the challenges and risks to Green Belts and looks at different models of Green Belts and what the future could hold.

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