Between 2007-2013 the Highland LEADER distributed around £16 million to
help revitalise communities in the Highlands. There was a wide range of
projects and initiatives:
The Highland LEADER team now wishes to develop a strategy for the new
LEADER programme which will run from 2014-2020 and we are keen to gather
as many ideas as possible as we start to shape the new strategy. This
will include giving consideration to “Fisheries communities” as part of
the upcoming European Maritime and Fisheries Fund which aims to support
the sustainable development of fisheries areas.
We will be organising and conducting a series of public engagement events
during June and early July across the Highlands. Events being held in
Sutherland are listed below – two at each location to give a choice of
time – the agenda’s will be the same at each session so please come to
whichever event is most convenient. I also attach a list of all Highland
events, so if you are unable to make a local meeting, please feel free to
attend any of the others.
THURSDAY 19 JUNE
3-5 pm – Village Hall, DURNESS
7-9 pm – Village Hall, DURNESS
MONDAY 30 JUNE
3-5 pm – Fountain Road Church Hall, GOLSPIE
7-9 pm – Fountain Road Church Hall, GOLSPIE
This notice is being sent to councillors, community councils and groups
who were actively involved in the last LEADER Programme. The events will
be advertised shortly, but please feel free to forward this e-mail to any
groups or individuals you think would be interested.
In addition to these meetings we will make a web-based questionnaire
available through our own website and those of our partners. In September
there will be a further opportunity to provide your views when we consult
with communities about the draft strategy.
Please call me if you have any queries about these events.
We look forward to seeing you.
The Highland Council LEADER Team