Angus LEADER launches

Presentation at Angus LEADER launch
Don Morrison

The new LEADER programme for the Angus area was launched at the impressive and packed Eassie and Nevay Hall, Balkeerie on Wednesday 3 February 2016.

Local Action Group chair Gill Lawrie started by introducing the eleven Georgian visitors from the Borjormi area of Georgia who are visiting Angus to better understand rural development and how it can be translated to their own country, and in particular LEADER. She then went on to highlight how £2 million of funding will be used to boost communities in rural Angus.

The agenda then shifted on to individual presentations from three successfully funded projects from the previous programme. Each project demonstrated the diverse and innovative nature of LEADER, details can be found below:  

Amanda Burgauer from the Scottish Rural Parliament delivered a short presentation outlining the concept of the Rural Parliament which was well received and stimulated plenty of discussion throughout the evening.  

Local Action Group coordinator David Tollick talked the audience through the application process followed by a question and answer session. The local LEADER team were then on hand all evening to discuss new project ideas and answer any questions with potential applicants.

For more information on Angus LEADER email

If you have an idea for a LEADER project the first step in the application process is to complete an Expression of Interest form.