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
Please sponsor John's Big Bike Ride - our Director John Mayhew will be riding 600 miles from Gretna to raise funds for APRS.  

Keep up to date with the travels of our President - Colin Prior in Pakistan via his blog 

AGM & Illustrated Talk by Colin Prior
 - the AGM went very smoothly and John Mayhew gave a an excellent presentation on current projects and plans for the future. In the afternoon around 150 people enjoyed a talk by Colin Prior accompanied by some of his amazing photographs. More information on this event will appear in the next newsletter.

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


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