About LEADER 2014-2020
LEADER (Liaison Entre Actions de Développement de l'Economie Rurale - links between actions for the development of the rural economy) is part of the Scotland Rural Development Programme, which funds economic, environmental and social measures for the benefit of rural Scotland.
LEADER is a bottom-up method of delivering support for rural development, aimed at increasing the capacity of the local rural community and business networks by building knowledge and skills, encouraging innovation and co-operation, and attempting to tackle local development objectives.
Funded by the European Union and Scottish Government, the 2014 - 2020 LEADER Programme was delivered in Scotland by 21 Local Action Groups implementing Local Development Strategies for their area.
Find out more about the Orkney Islands LEADER Programme
Find out more about the Orkney Islands LEADER Local Development Strategy.