The North Aberdeenshire Local Action Group (NALAG) is responsible for the management and delivery of the rural/LEADER elements of the North Aberdeenshire Local Development Strategy.

Approximately £3.3m has been allocated to the NALAG from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and Scottish Government. These funds have been allocated to support a bottom-up, community-led approach to delivering the North Aberdeenshire Local Development Strategy.

The North Aberdeenshire Local Action Group is a partnership of community, private and public sector organisations, supported by a dedicated Secretariat.

Our vision is to help create a long-term legacy of vibrant, healthy, and inclusive rural and fisheries communities enabled to contribute fully to the social and economic fabric of North Aberdeenshire.

For further information, please download this information leaflet.

If you have any comments, queries or concerns about the North Aberdeenshire LEADER Programme, or would like some more information, please contact the Co-ordinator.  Please do not attempt to contact Local Action Group members directly.


Banffshire Partnership Duncan, Leece (Chair)

Formartine Partnership, John Loder (Vice Chair)

Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action

Buchan Development Partnership

Buchan Community Councils

Formartine Community Councils

Udny Community Trust Company Ltd.



Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

Banffshire Coast Tourism Partnership

Federation of Small Businesses

National Farmers’ Union Scotland

Royal Society for Protection of Birds Scotland

Scottish Land and Estates

Visit Aberdeenshire


Aberdeenshire Council Chris White (Vice Chair)

Forestry Commission

NHS Grampian

Scotland’s Rural College

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Natural Heritage

Visit Scotland

For further information on the LEADER programme please visit the Scottish Government webpages: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/farmingrural/SRDP/LEADER or the Scottish Rural Network: https://www.ruralnetwork.scot/funding/leader