Expanding the range of tourist offer in a LAG area by supporting a small farm to diversify into horseback riding and therapeutic riding.
Projects & Practice
A community centre used support from the rural development programme to enhance its services and premises in order not to exclude people with Dementia.
An ambitious entrepreneur used business start-up aid for young farmers in order to modernise his farm and create a series of innovative products.
An example of sustainable cultivation of olive trees and extraction of olive oil using innovative ultrasound techniques.
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.
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.
Development of an online platform and an app that allows beekeepers to more efficiently maintain their intervention records and exchange know-how.
Turning an abandoned park area and its gardens into a community hub to create opportunities for social interaction, training and employment.
A family farm used RDP support to switch from cattle to turkey breeding in response to market demand.
Offering health and support services to elderly people and those in need by converting a former vicarage into a community care facility.