Ewing visit is boost for Moray LEADER

Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing with Moray LEADER Team - Davina Maclennan, Norman MacAskill and Michelle Gillibrand
News from Moray LEADER

The Moray LEADER Team were pleased to welcome Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing earlier this month for a roundtable discussion and briefing with LAG members, successful applicants and representatives of tsiMORAY, the local Accountable Body.

The Cabinet Secretary spent almost two hours with the group and was briefed on current issues around LEADER in Scotland, the wide range of projects funded by the programme and the unique nature of Moray LEADER.

Mr Ewing said:

"I was pleased to visit Moray LEADER and hear about the high level of interest in the programme, and the excellent support provided to applicants by the team. Moray LEADER is the only LEADER programme in Scotland to be run by a local third sector organisation, tsiMORAY, and have so far committed more than half a million pounds towards innovative local projects that invest in Moray’s economic and community development.”

Norman MacAskill, Moray LEADER Programme Manager said:

"We are delighted that the Cabinet Secretary has recognized the uniqueness of Moray LEADER by visiting us for an update today. His interest and support is very much appreciated by the team and the LAG. We have been able to tell him the good news about Moray LEADER’s success so far, and brief him on the large number of applications for funding that we are expecting over the next few months. Our review of our Local Development Strategy is well under way, and we look forward to targeting LEADER funding as effectively as possible in 2018.”

Visit the Moray LEADER website to find out more about the programme.

More about LEADER across Scotland

You can find out about LEADER across Scotland in the LEADER section of our website, where you can also submit an Expression of Interest form if you have an idea for a project.

And watch our short film below to find out more about six inspiring projects that received funding in the LEADER 2007-2013 programme.

Scottish LEADER programme from ScottishRuralNetwork on Vimeo.