WELCOME to the Rural Aberdeenshire LEADER Website


With a budget of around £4.5 million, the Rural Aberdeenshire LEADER programme ran from 2008-2014 and supported a range of community-led projects which benefitted Aberdeenshire’s rural communities.  The programme, which was funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and Scottish Government through the Scotland Rural Development Programme, supported almost 150 projects.  The Rural Aberdeenshire LEADER programme has now closed, but work is ongoing to bid for additional resources for the Aberdeenshire area from 2015-2020. 

To read the evaluation of the 2008-2014 LEADER Programme please click here.


Potarch Bridge