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
Why not book for events we've planned for this year - see Dates for your Diary

A Borders National Park?
- read about it here 

Have You Got The Bottle?
- we are pleased to announce that Ramblers Scotland, RSPB Scotland, Changeworks Recycling and FIDRA are new supporters of the campaign.
Read about the
project launch

New item on What We Said - our response to the Scottish Government on their Review of the Planning System

John's Big Bike Ride - you can still read his day by day account of the journey and his presentation given at the Members Day which includes photos and reflections on the trip. 

All the latest from our President - Colin Prior 
Snow Scene

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