In October 2007, the Fairtrade Foundation designated East Dunbartonshire a Fairtrade Zone – one of Scotland’s first. This award has been renewed four times since then and I was delighted to join the group on Friday as it celebrated 10 years of East Dunbartonshire being a Fairtrade Area.
Congratulations to East Dunbartonshire Fair Trade Group on this fantastic achievement and thank you for your continued hard work. With the local authority procuring fairly traded goods, and local traders also getting involved, it really can make a huge difference to people’s lives.
If people would be interested in getting a similar fair trade group up and running in Cumbernauld and/or Kilsyth, please do get in touch. Neighbouring activists would be happy to help, as would the Fairtrade Foundation.