Scottish Fair Trade Forum

The Scottish Fair Trade Forum is a Scottish charitable body that describes its mission as ' gain Fair Trade Nation status for Scotland.'[1] The Forum continues to promote the inclusion and use of Fair Trade products through involvement in helping individual towns, schools,[2] councils [3] and public bodies [4] throughout the country achieve Fairtrade Status.

Scottish Fair Trade Forum The official logo of the Scottish Fair Trade Forum
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After the Labour and Liberal Democrat coalition government of the Scottish Parliament engaged in talks with the Welsh Assembly over each country's commitment to the Fair Trade Movement, the Scottish administration publicly committed to the Forum's creation on 27 January 2007.[5][6] The Forum was officially launched by the Scottish Parliament on 27 October 2007.[7] As Wales reached Fair Trade Nation status in 2008,[8] the Fair Trade Forum aimed to make Scotland the second Fair Trade Nation in the world. This goal was achieved on 25 February 2013 [9] and was celebrated at an event in Perth on 7 September 2013 [10]

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  1. ^ "Scottish Fair Trade Forum - Why Fair Trade". Scottish Fair Trade Forum. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  2. ^ "City School is Awarded Fairtrade Status". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 11 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Fair Trade". Midlothian Council. Retrieved 11 March 2010.
  4. ^ "SQA Fair Trade". Scottish Qualifications Authority. Retrieved 11 March 2010.
  5. ^ "Scotland: A Fair Trade Nation". The Scottish Government. Retrieved 11 March 2010.
  6. ^ "Fair Trade Country Campaign". Fair Trade Wales. Retrieved 11 August 2010.
  7. ^ "Scottish Parliament to Host Fair Trade Forum". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 11 March 2010.
  8. ^ "Fair Trade Wales". Fair Trade Wales. Retrieved 12 July 2010.
  9. ^ "Scottish Fair Trade Forum - Who We Are". Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  10. ^ "History of Fair Trade in Scotland". Retrieved 13 April 2021.

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