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

Read the Press Release on our News page about 3rd Report from SCNP & APRS on National Parks - Tourism and Future National Parks in Scotland

A Galloway National Park...? - read the report from Dumfries and Galloway Council/Southern Upland Partnership

Have You Got the Bottle Campaign? - read the latest press release and John Mayhew's recent trip to Norway to see their deposit return system of bottle and can recycling in action - see the Projects page 

Application for ship-to-ship oil transfers in the Cromarty Firth - see the What We Said page to read our objections        

AGM of the Scottish Campaign for National Parks - Friday 22nd April 2016 at 10.30am in the Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Dumbarton Road, Stirling. Will include talks on the socio-economic benefits of protected landscapes by speakers from North Pennines AONB and Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Parks. To attend, please contact Kate

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