Category Archives: Fair Trade

Fair Trade Breakfast

        As Martin Luther King famously said, ‘before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half the world’.  However ironically the people that we depend on the most to provide us with … Continue reading

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Wonderful visit to Whitmuir Organic Farm

Sarah Boyack MSP and I were welcomed to Whitmuir Organic Farm by Pete Richie and Heather Anderson. We spent a few really informative hours visiting the farm and shop as well as having a delicious lunch in the café. The … Continue reading

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Shop visit to mark Fairtrade Fortnight

Over the past two weeks events have been taking place across the country to mark Fairtrade Fortnight. Now in its twentieth year, Fairtrade Fortnight aims to raise awareness of Fairtrade products and the benefits they bring to producers in the … Continue reading

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Go Rural seek views on Agritourism

Scottish Agritourism initiative, Go Rural, is encouraging businesses to take part in a survey to help grow the sector in Scotland. Go Rural is an initiative that provides marketing support to range of businesses that hope to attract visitors out … Continue reading

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Fairtrade Fortnight

Over the last two weeks, events have been taking place the length and breadth of the country to mark Fairtrade Fortnight. The annual celebrations, coordinated by the Fairtrade Foundation, highlight the range of products available and the benefits that they … Continue reading

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Celebrating Scotland’s relationship with Malawi

In the build up to the bicentenary of the birth of David Livingstone next year, the Parliament this week debated the special relationship between Scotland and Malawi. The link between the two countries dates back to Dr Livingstone’s journey to … Continue reading

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Making Scotland a Fair Trade Nation

The Scottish Fair Trade Forum were in Parliament last week seeking support from MSPs for Scotland’s bid to become a Fair Trade Nation. I added my backing to the campaign and in recent months have attended a variety of events … Continue reading

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Marking World Fair Trade Day 2012

Saturday 12 May marks World Fair Trade Day 2012 –  a day of action to highlight fair trade issues. This year’s event has taken on special significance as Scotland is close to becoming one of the first Fair Trade Nations in … Continue reading

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Supporting Fairtrade Fortnight

Last week I attended two events promoting fairtrade as the annual Fairtrade Fortnight campaign (27 February to 11 March 2012) drew to a close. Firstly, I was in Penicuik for the launch of Fairtrade Penicuik, an organisation dedicated to achieving fairtrade … Continue reading

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Wear Fair – the Fairtrade Cotton Schoolwear Campaign

I was recently made aware of the Scottish Fair Trade Forum’s excellent campaign to get school kids wearing fair trade clothes. The Fairtrade Cotton Schoolwear campaign was set up in response to the need to address human rights and environmental concerns … Continue reading

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