A Postcard from Holyrood images

A Postcard from Holyrood

Patrick Harvie MSP, John Lamont MSP, Bruce Crawford MSP, Willie Rennie MSP, Sarah Boyack MSP (L-R) hold up the poster campaign.

Five of Scotland’s leading parliamentarians have signalled their personal support for making Scotland a Fair Trade Nation. The Fair Trade campaign, which is gaining strong support across Scotland, recognises that trade, and the choices each of us makes in our personal and working lives in buying goods, can be at the heart of ending poverty in the developing world.

Martin Rhodes, Director of the Scottish Fair Trade Forum, explains: ‘The postcards that the MSPs signed are part of a drive to get everybody thinking about Fair Trade. The fact that we’ve got support from representatives of all five parties shows that Fair Trade isn’t a party political or a fringe interest but something that all of us can, and should, take an interest in.’

The Scottish Parliament tries to promote and support the use of fairly traded materials and products where it can. All tea and coffee supplied to internal meetings is Fair Trade and staff restaurants offer a choice of fairly traded tea and coffee and participate in the p