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 fewer than 10 days until our Director John Mayhew starts his 600 mile journey from Gretna to raise funds for APRS. Read more about it and if you wish to sponsor John please do so asap.

Open day - Saturday 3rd October - talk on the Borders Railway - do come along to this event - open to members & non-members - further information  

New Polling Shows Scots Support for Bottle and Can Deposit System - read the press release we have issued to the media

All the latest news from our President - Colin Prior 

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