Initiative at the Edge

Welcome to the Initiative at the Edge website

Initiative at the Edge (IatE) is a partnership programme involving communities in specific areas. These community groups work, with the assistance of a designated local development officer, alongside a number of different agencies and local authorities. The operating principle of IatE gives the community groups the power to identify their needs, required actions and develop projects accordingly. The partners in IatE are able to support the communities in the realisation of their projects.

The areas that are currently under the focus of Initiative at the Edge are:

  • Colonsay,
  • Ardnamurchan
  • Eriskay
  • Lochboisdale
  • Bays of Harris
  • Uig and Bernera
  • North Sutherland
  • Westray and Papa Westray.

The partners involved are: Scottish Executive, Highlands and Islands Enterprise network, Communities Scotland, Crofters Commission, Scottish Natural Heritage, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Argyll and Bute Council, Highland Council, and Orkney Islands Council.