About the Local Action Group (LAG)
The Ayrshire Local Action Group has responsibility for setting the strategic direction of the 2014-2020 Ayrshire LEADER Programme; implementing, delivering, monitoring and reviewing the Programme; selecting which projects will be supported; ensuring that a fair and transparent appraisal system for applications is in place, ensuring project monitoring is undertaken on an ongoing basis and ensuring that there is broad awareness of the existence and objectives of LEADER funding and the Local Development Strategy in the rural Ayrshire area.
The Ayrshire LAG is a strong autonomous partnership, responsible for making its own decisions and reporting directly to the Scottish Government.
Ayrshire LEADER Local Action Group (LAG)
To provide the investment to inspire, build confidence and strengthen local communities and business, generating new opportunities to support resilience and well-being across Ayrshire.
Our core values:
Who is in the LAG?
Membership of the LAG is open to local business groups, public agencies including local authorities, constituted voluntary action groups and constituted community groups and individuals with a rural knowledge and interest.
The Local Action Group will comprise not more than 49% public sector members.
Our current Local Action Group members are:
|Name||Private/Community or Public Sector|
|1. Maggie Broadley||Private/Community|
|2. Jean Brown||Private/Community|
|3. Kevin Brown||Private/Community|
|4. Chris Campbell||Private/Community|
|5. Irene Climie||Private/Community|
|6. Brian Connolly||Public|
|7. Simon Craufurd||Private/Community|
|8. Christine Cuthbertson||Private/Community|
|9. Bruce Davidson||Public|
|10. Kathleen Don||Public|
|11. Clare Graham||Private/Community|
|12. Dot Grieve & Neil McKenna||Public|
|13. Jan Hay||Private/Community|
|14. Jim Johnstone||Public|
|15. Roddy MacDonald||Private/Community|
|17. Peter Mason||Private/Community|
|18. Val Russell||Private/Community|
|19. Chris Savage||Private/Community|
|21. Elaine Stewart||Private/Community|
|22. Jim Watson||Private/Community|
The Local Action Group brings together diverse organisations and opinions but publicly speak with one voice. The LAG works to seek consensus wherever possible but members agree to be bound by the majority position where consensus is not possible.
minutes of meetings
29th January 2015
30th April 2015
3rd September 2015
12th November 2015
18th February 2016
21st April 2016
16th June 2016
7th November 2016
29th November 2016
2nd February 2017
18th May 2017
24th August 2017
16th November 2017
Date of Next Meeting
Thursday 24th May 2018
Thursday 16th August 2018
Thursday 15th November 2018