About the Leader Programme

The West Lothian LEADER Programme 2014-2020.

LEADER is a European grant scheme that delivers support for communities and businesses in rural areas.

The aim of LEADER is to increase capacity in the local, rural community and businesses, to build knowledge and skills and to encourage innovation and cooperation in order to tackle local development objectives.

The scheme is administered via West Lothian Council and a decision making body called the West Lothian Local Action Group (LAG). 


"West Lothian LAG is being part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community LEADER 2014-2020 programme"