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Contact Details

For queries relating to LEADER in Scotland, please write to:

Rural Communities Team
Scottish Goverment,
B1 Spur,
Saughton House,
Broomhouse Drive,
EH11 3XD

or email:





LEADER - Links Between Activities Developing the Rural Economy

LEADER is a grassroots method of delivering support for rural development through implementing Local Development Strategies.

Support is awarded by 21 Local Action Groups (LAGs) and is aimed at local projects with a wide community benefit that show an element of originality or experimentation, where possible, and complement other activities within the Local Development Strategy.

LEADER is part of the current Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP). More Information is available on the development of the next LEADER programme (2014-20) at the Scottish Rural Network website.