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The Rural Aberdeenshire LEADER programme 2008-2014 is now closed
Please visit for details of the new programme.

Download and/or view the Rural Aberdeenshire LEADER Local Action Group Annual Report 2008/2009 by clicking the link below:

RAL Local Action Group Annual Report

A match funding fact sheet has been prepared for use by potential project applicants.  This should be used as a guide only- contact details for each fund can be found on the websites noted.

Match Funding Fact Sheet

Below is a link to the Scottish LEADER Programme 2007-2013 promotional brochure.  The publication, supported by Scottish Government, is the result of a collaborative initiative between the 20 Local Action Groups (LAGs) in Scotland.  It aims to celebrate and promote LEADER, a rural development programme funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the Scottish Government.

Scottish LEADER Guide

Download and/or view the LAG Partnership Details by clicking the link below.
Please note: You require Adobe Reader to view the file

LAG Partnership Details document

You can download and/or view the following documents here

Rural Aberdeenshire Development Strategy Document

Rural Aberdeenshire Business Plan

Scottish Statutory Instrument LEADER Regulations Document

The Technical Guidance for Local Action Group Co-ordinators and administrative staff has been updated - version April 2012.

Technical Guidance Document

This guidance is not aimed at potential applicants, but for use by LAG administration.
For advice on prospective Aberdeenshire projects, please click here to contact the LEADER team as each LAG area has it's own specific processes.