A pilot programme in Scotland on Public Procurement led to new opportunities and markets for Scottish SMEs.
Projects & Practice
A network that helps improve sustainability through farmer-led innovation. ‘Field labs’ and research grants provide farmers with skills, support and scientific backing to find solutions to the challenges which farmers face.
The model of the Rural Parliament is one which has grown across Europe. Scotland has adopted the model, following the example of others such as Sweden, Finland and Estonia.
Scotland’s RDP has adopted simplified administration systems that include a ‘two-tier’ application process for RDP grants. This was introduced to provide proportionate ‘fast-track’ procedures for projects requiring smaller amounts of RDP funding.
LINC stands for Leader Inspired Network Community, an initiative of Local Action Groups and Network Support Units.
The GrowBiz approach to enterprise support is based on building long-term relationships with businesses and encouraging them to connect, collaborate, share and network with other enterprises in their local community and further afield.
Turning an abandoned park area and its gardens into a community hub to create opportunities for social interaction, training and employment.
A cooperation project was set up between 4 LAGs and 1 FLAG to promote local heritage and stimulate the local economy around a lake area.
A family farm used LEADER support to build a new greenhouse that would provide optimum conditions for growing traditional varieties of Estonian roses.
A small rural business used RDP support to purchase new stone-cutting equipment in order to expand its range of products.