Formed in 1926, the Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland (APRS) works to protect Scotland’s world renowned landscape and the amenity of the countryside. It is Scotland’s longest established independent environmental organisation.
As an independent charity, we welcome as members all who share what we care about – Scotland’s varied scenery and rural environment which is a priceless asset for the health, prosperity and well-being of present and future generations. We strive to be an authoritative voice which makes good things happen in rural Scotland and combats threats to damage it.
APRS is a voluntary organisation which relies heavily upon a part-time Director, a part-time Administrator and volunteers to do its work. With a small office in Edinburgh it has members throughout Scotland and beyond. It is funded by membership subscriptions, donations and grants from charitable foundations.