LEADER has a strong history in Argyll and the Islands and has contributed significantly in the past to enabling rural communities to find their own solutions to development issues.

Innovation has been a central component of this success, with LEADER providing the opportunity for piloting new approaches to rural development. New skills and capacity building were gained as part of project development, local development strategies were created and new services tried out, all contributing to an increased sense of prosperity and independence, with a firm eye on the future.

This LEADER Programme seeks, through close and positive partnership working, to support rural communities throughout the area to respond to some of the many development challenges that are still facing them.