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LEADER Local Action Groups are recruiting

February 27, 2015

LEADER is a ‘bottom-up' way to support rural development. It is approximately 5% of the total Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) allocation and is awarded by 21 Local Action Groups (LAGS) across Scotland.

LEADER logoThe two main LEADER programmes operate in the Park, Argyll & the Islands to the west and Forth Valley & Lomond to the east, and the Local Action Groups (LAGs) that oversee the Programmes are looking for new members.

Both are seeking people with experience of economic and community development in rural areas. A wide range of experience and skills are required, which could be provided by active community reps, small businesses, social enterprises, land managers, farmers and local agencies. No-one is expected to bring all the knowledge to the table – so the partnerships urge you not to be shy in taking an interest.

Membership is voluntary, the commitment is expected to be 4 days every 3 months and travel expenses are paid.  Training in LAG role, processes and procedures will be provided. 

If you would like to express an interest in joining either LAG please see below.

Argyll & the Islands

Forth Valley & Lomond

The deadline for expressions of interest is 3rd March 2015. 

For more information on LEADER please see: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/farmingrural/SRDP/LEADER

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