Support for Fairtrade

The Fairtrade Workplace group who met on Saturday at Arbroath harbour with the support of Mike Weir MP and businesses from the local shops.
The Fairtrade Workplace group who met on Saturday at Arbroath harbour with the support of Mike Weir MP and businesses from the local shops.

SEVERAL workplaces at the Fit o’ the Toon in Arbroath signed up to Fairtrade on Saturday.

Campaign co-ordinator Mary Reid explained that additional workplaces were needed before the town’s application could be submitted.

Carol Smith, manager of Cancer Research UK (Arbroath), Lynn Cameron, director of Mackay Boatbuilders (Arbroath) Ltd., and Stuart Scott, of Stuart’s Fresh Fish, met Mike Weir MP for a chat.

Mrs Reid also signed a catering outlet after discovering that Orlando Marcantonio of Azzurro Ristorante Pizzeria is already using Fairtrade products. He was asked to give his support.

Also signed up to support the campaign were Kay Tocher, of KT’s Hairdressing, Mary Law, of 4th Beaver Scouts, and the harbour staff.

Mrs Reid has promised to do a talk for the Beavers on Fairtrade Products and how purchasing them is changing lives at the beginning of the new session.

And William Inglis of the new Harbourside Grill has asked her to come and discuss Fairtrade products.

Bags were given out containing Traidcraft tea, coffee and sugar. Asda donated a bag for one of the workplaces.

Mrs Reid extended thanks to all involved and said: “We have taken another step towards becoming a Fairtrade town.”