The Local Action Group (LAG) is responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of the LEADER programme in Rural Perth and Kinross, including making decisions on applications for funding. The LAG represents a wide range of interests and is made up of representatives from the public, private and voluntary sector. The Rural Perth and Kinross LEADER Local Development Strategy sets out how the 2014-2020 LEADER programme will be implemented within the area. The strategy was produced in consultation with communities and businesses and explored the key needs and opportunities available to communities within Perth and Kinross, which could help to support the local economy and communities to become stronger and more resilient.
Delivery of the strategy will be achieved through the development of projects which can demonstrate strong linkages with the 2 main objectives and 4 priority areas that were identified as priorities for funding.
Registration Form to become a LAG member - Registration Form [138kb]
Jackie Brierton - LAG Chair & GrowBiz
Jackie is the Chair of the PK LEADER LAG. She has more than 30 years’ experience in business, social enterprise, policy development and EU Funded projects. She is the Enterprise Manager for GrowBiz, Vice-Chair of Women's Enterprise Scotland CIC and Chair of Community Enterprise Ltd.
Sub Groups: Young People
Jill Davies - LAG Vice Chair
Ailsa Campbell - Crieff & Upper Strathearn Partnership
Ailsa is Chair of the Crieff Community Trust and sits on the Board of the Crieff Succeeds Business Improvement District. She and her husband own a long standing bakery business in Crieff and Comrie. She has a lot of experience in business and the 3rd sector.
Katrina MacPherson - Third Sector and Volunteering Hub
Katrina, Social Enterprise Development Officer, gives guidance to individuals, charities, community groups and existing social enterprises. She also works to develop the sector as a whole, attending Community Planning Partnership meetings and leads the Perth & Kinross Social Enterprise Network.
Alisdair Stewart - The Kinross-shire Partnership Ltd
Alisdair is Chair of the Kinross-shire Partnership. He has 40 years experience in financial sectors and is chairman of Aero Space Scientific Educational Trust, a new social enterprise (and director of its trading subsidiary - Aero Space Kinross Ltd) which aims to create an aviation and space related knowledge hub, visitor attraction and event venue.
Jim Clarkson - VisitScotland
Jim is Visit Scotland’s Regional Partnerships Director (East) and has over 30 years of private and public sector experience. Good understanding of what a business and local groups need to do to promote their product and delivering high quality experiences to visitors.
Corrado Mella - Federation of Small Businesses
Corrado is Vice Chair for the of the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) Perth and Kinross Branch and represents over 1000 members of the FSB P&K Branch at the LEADER LAG. He is also the Managing Director of a medium sized Internet and Telephone Service Provider.
|Bruce||Patterson||Highland Perthshire Communities Partnership|
|Ian||Kelly||Scottish Land & Estates|
|John||Gregory||Rural Services Scotland|
|Graham||Huggins||Highland Perthshire Communities Partnership|
|Heather||McDonald||Perth College UHI|
|Andrew||Burnett||Elevator / Business Gateway Services|
|Fraser||McGowan||Perth & Kinross Council|
|Iain||Matheson||Luncarty, Redgorton & Moneydie Community Council|
|Clare||Cooper||Alyth Community Development Trust|
|Serge||Merone||Perth and Kinross Council|
|Vicki||Unite||Perthshire Chamber of Commerce|
|Kate||Maitland||National Farmers' Union Scotland|
|David||Smythe||Perthshire Tourism Partnership|
|Kirsty||Walker||Aberfeldy Young Farmers|