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Leading the way in Fairtrade

Angus Provost Helen Oswald is delighted that Angus has been named as a Fairtrade county.

Angus Provost Helen Oswald is delighted that Angus has been named as a Fairtrade county.

The Fairtrade Foundation has praised the local area after Angus once again showed their commitment to third world producers.

The county has had its Fairtrade status renewed for a further two years with the foundation saying it was clear that Fairtrade in Angus was going from strength to strength.

In addition to Angus being a Fairtrade county, both Arbroath and Carnoustie have been named as Fairtrade towns.

And Angus Provost Helen Oswald paid tribute to the hard work carried out by communities across the county to promote Fairtrade.

She said: “I am proud of the commitment to Fairtrade in Angus, and that this has been recognised once again by the Fairtrade Foundation.

“The success of Fairtrade across Angus is largely thanks to the commitment of those communities who have worked tirelessly towards ensuring that farmers and producers in developing countries receive a fair deal.

“The new signage which has been erected across the county and the Fairtrade Guide, highlights to visitors and residents that we are concerned about others in the developing world, and that Fairtrade products are available across the county.”

The Fairtrade guide, which was produced by Scotmid Co-operative, is available at premises across Angus including libraries, ACCESS Offices and retailers.

It is also available, along with lots of other info about Fairtrade, via the council’s website at: www.angus.gov.uk/sustainability/fairtrade.htm

 

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