From 1994-2006 I contributed to programme planning and management groups for EU structural funds programmes in Scotland, particularly the Highlands and Islands Objective 1 and Transitional Programmes. I participated in Scotland-wide working groups developing best practice on sustainable development as a horizontal theme in the structural funds.
I have also been involved with Interreg programmes and projects (see my Trans-national page). Since 1990 I have been involved with LEADER rural development programmes, providing advice on natural heritage issues, promoting environmental development, and as a member of Programme Management Committees.
Between 1996 and 2000 I led the SNH project development group, which facilitated partnership projects and external funding for natural heritage projects. Most of these were rural. They used EU Structural Funds, LIFE, or national lottery funds in combination with Enterprise Agency, Local Authority, and SNH money.