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

We aim to:

  • protect and enhance Scotland's rural landscapes for future generations
  • promote effective planning and landscape protection systems in Scotland
  • encourage genuinely sustainable development in rural Scotland 
  • 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, quarterly newsletter Rural Scotland and regular email bulletins 

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AGM & Illustrated Talk by Colin Prior

Sign our Petition for more National Parks

Jointly with our partners at the Scottish Campaign for National Parks, we have submitted a Petition to the Scottish Parliament, calling on it to urge the Scottish Government to prepare and implement a strategy to designate more National Parks in Scotland, including at least one Coastal and Marine National Park.

Please sign the Petition and also encourage your friends, family, professional and social networks to sign as well – thank you


      Strath Carron








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