These booklets are part of a series produced by the Local Rural Partnerships with communities in Aberdeenshire as an initiative supported by Aberdeenshire Council Community Planning Partnership. The aim is to provide Community Action Plans in an attractive, easy to read, professionally printed format. The development of a Community Action Plan (CAP) is through a process of engagement which is used to establish the needs and aspirations of local people to improve services and facilities in their own community. They have the potential to empower communities to take ownership of issues and take them forward. A Community Action Plan also enables communities to complement and inform the planning that statutory agencies undertake.