Campaign Day 2012 – What next for Scotland?

The Scottish Fair Trade Forum holds this year's Campaign Day on Saturday 1 September 2012 at Paisley Town Hall. Entitled "What next for Scotland?", this will be a joint event organised in collaboration with Traidcraft, which will be running its Autumn Roadshow, and Rainbow Turtle, which celebrates its tenth anniversary of promoting Fair Trade in Renfrewshire.

The Campaign Day will be preceded by the Scottish Fair Trade Forum’s Annual General Meeting. 


Advance registration for both events is strongly recommended. If you want to take part, contact Please note that the AGM is open to Scottish Fairtrade Forum Members only.


The provisional programme is as follows.


10.15 – 10.30   Registration
10.30 – 11.30    Annual General Meeting

Campaign Day

11.00 – 11.30   Registration
11.30 – 11.40   Welcome
11.40 – 12.10   Progress made in Scotland's Going Fair Trade Campaign
12.10  - 12.30   A UK perspective on Fair Trade
12.30 – 12.45   Hustings for elections to the Fairtrade Foundation National Campaigner Committee
12.45 – 1.30   Lunch
1.30 – 1.40   Financing the future of Fair Trade
1.40 - 2.00   Producer perspectives
2.00 – 2.45   Workshops and discussion groups
  • Fair Trade and the environment
  • Fair Trade and public procurement
  • Fair Trade and the major corporates
  • The Fair Trade Nation I want to live in
  • More than just crafts (run by Traidcraft)
2.45 – 2.55   Lessons from Wales
2.55 – 3.10   The future of Fair Trade
    Paul Chandler, Chief Executive, Traidcraft
3.10 – 3.50   Panel Discussion and audience Q&A
3.50 – 4.00   Conclusions

National Campaigner Committee

This year's Campaign Day will see the first election of a Scottish representative to the National Campaigner Committee of the Fairtrade Foundation, a newly constituted body that ensures that Fair Trade supporters are represented in the work of the Fairtrade Foundation and have a say in shaping its future. Nominations for the role of Scottish NCC representative should be received by the Scottish Fair Trade Forum by 30 August 2012 using this form.

How to get there

Paisley Town Hall is in Paisley's town centre, approximately five minutes' walk from Paisley Gilmour Street station. There is no car parking available at the Town Hall though there is a range of parking facilities nearby.