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

Approximately £2.8m has been allocated to the SALAG 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 South Aberdeenshire Local Development Strategy.

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

Our vision is for a strong, thriving South Aberdeenshire where people in rural communities are motivated to make change happen.

The LAG are supported by a dedicated Co-ordinator and Claims Officer, contact details for whom can be found in the ‘contact’ section.

For further information, please download this information leaflet.


Marr Rural Partnership 

Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action

Garioch Community Councils

The Garioch Partnership

Kincardineshire Development Partnership



Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

Federation of Small Businesses

National Farmers’ Union Scotland


Scottish Land and Estates

Visit Aberdeenshire


Aberdeenshire Council, Belinda Miller (Vice Chair)

Forestry Commission

NHS Grampian


Scotland’s Rural College

Scottish Enterprise, Gina Ford (Chair)

Scottish Natural Heritage

Visit Scotland