Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland
Scotland's Countryside Champion

APRS is the charity which promotes the care of all of Scotland's rural landscapes

Our aims are to:

  • protect and enhance Scotland's rural landscapes for future generations
  • promote effective planning and landscape protection systems
  • encourage genuinely sustainable development 
  • raise awareness of the importance of Scotland's landscapes to its people and economy
  • promote the activity of land managers who care for Scotland's landscapes

We do this by: 

  • working in partnership with individuals, other charities, local authority, government and public bodies 
  • active involvement in national policy development and advocacy 
  • advising members of the public on how to respond to proposals which affect their local landscapes 
  • publicising our work to our members and beyond through our website, our newsletter Rural Scotland and email bulletins 

Latest News
John's Big Bike Ride - Read his day by day account of the journey and also his presentation given at the recent Members Day which includes photos and reflections on the trip.  
Donations so far have been great and many thanks to everyone who has contributed. Anyone who still wishes to donate can do so until 15 December by clicking here or send a cheque made payable to "APRS" to the office

New item on What We Said -
our response to the Scottish Government on "Making things last: Consultation on creating a more circular economy in Scotland"
Have You Got The Bottle? -
project launch

All the latest news from our President - Colin Prior 

   Autumn colours at Dirleton Autumn colours at       Dirleton, East Lothian

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