Rural Perth & Kinross LEADER Programme

Developing a community-led programme to support rural communities in Perth & Kinross

With a population of around 95,000 people, rural Perth & Kinross covers the vast majority of Perth & Kinross area (with the exception of Perth and Scone and areas of Cairngorms National Park) with outstanding landscapes,  vibrant towns and villages. Our rural communities have weaknesses and face difficult challenges, but they have also strengths and can take up opportunities.

What is the LEADER Local Action Group role and membership?

A  LEADER Local Action Group has been set up to achieve two main outcomes:

  • agreement on key priorities and outcomes for rural Perth & Kinross through the production of the Rural Perth & Kinross LEADER LDS
  • building the capacity of stakeholders as partners in the Rural Perth & Kinross LEADER LAG to sustain engagement and deliver the LDS

The Local Action Group membership includes a majority of private and community organisations and pubic agencies (other organisations could join at later stage):

  • Alyth Community Development Trust
  • Birks Cinema Trust
  • Coupar Angus Regeneration Trust
  • Crieff and Upper Strathearn Partnership
  • Elevator
  • Enterprising Eastern Perthshire (Growbiz)
  • Federation of Small Businesses - Perth & Kinross
  • Forestry Commission Scotland
  • Highland Perthshire Communities Partnership
  • Luncarty Redgorton & Moneydie Community Council
  • Perth & Kinross Council.
  • Perth & Kinross Tourism Partnership
  • Perth College UHI
  • Perthshire Chamber of Commerce
  • Perthshire Chamber of Commerce
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Visit Scotland
  • Voluntary Action Perthshire (Perth & Kinross Association of Voluntary Services)

How can I get involved?

If you would like to be involved, you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook or consult this page which would be regularly updated. We have also produced a newsletter icon Newsletter [444Kb] providing an update on current progress.

You could also approach individuals from organisations represented on the Local Action Group or contact us at

What key documents or resources are available?

icon Rural PK area profile [6Mb]Description of socio, economic and environmental facts and trends in rural Perth & Kinross
LEADER 2014-2020 in ScotlandDescription of the process to develop LEADER 2014-2020 in Scotland
What is LEADER?Description of the LEADER approach
 icon Local Development Strategy [1Mb]Rural Perth & Kinross LEADER DRAFT Local Development Strategy 2014-2020
icon Voice Report [106Kb]Engagement - VOiCE Report
icon Engagement report [1Mb]Engagement - Engagement Report
icon Communication Plan [642Kb]Engagement - Communication Plan
icon Business Plan [1Mb]Rural Perth & Kinross LEADER DRAFT Business Plan 2014-2020
icon Registration Form [139Kb]Registration Form to become a LAG member
icon Review of Rural Tayside LEADER [9Mb]Review of Rural Tayside LEADER Programme 2008-2014
Rural Tayside LEADER in videoExamples of projects supported by Rural Tayside LEADER Programme in video