Countdown to the Fair Trade Festival - Programme Announced images

Countdown to the Fair Trade Festival - Programme Announced

The Fair Trade Festival in Perth is shaping up to include an exciting line up of activities and perfomrances.  The event will open its door from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, 7 September at the Station Hotel in Perth.   


Programme and information - subject to change


Fair Trade Marketplace

10am-4pm –  

Stalls Market

The main marketplace will be full of over forty different stalls all day, selling a range of Fair Trade goods, delicious food, and handmade crafts, and providing information on different organisations and campaigns

Linking Hands photo project

Have your photo taken and be part of a project linking Fair Trade supporters across the country together

Festival Sculpture project

Join in with an exciting inflatable sculpture project to celebrate Fair Trade in Scotland

Face painting

Prize draw

Every hour on the hour from 11am-3pm there will be a prize draw! Hold on to your raffle tickets for a chance to win some Fair Trade goodies


Performance Room

10.00am –           Introduction to the Fair Trade Festival

With Lady Miss Emma from Heartland FM

10.15am –           Welcome to the Festival from Deputy Provost and Forum Chair

A welcome from the Deputy Provost of Perth and Kinross, and Martin Meteyard, Chair of the Board of the Scottish Fair Trade Forum

10.30am –           Programme information

Hear all about what’s going on at the Festival

10.45am –           Stonelaw High School

A presentation from Stonelaw High on their achievements over a decade of Fair Trading

11.00am –           Castle Douglas High School Film

A film made by some Fair Trade supporting pupils from Castle Douglas High School

11.10am –           Traidcraft

Jayde Bradley, Traidcraft’s Senior Campaigns Officer speaks on supply chain scandals, and how we can make retailers put people before profit

11.25am –           Programme information

Hear a bit more about what’s going on at the Festival

11.30am –           Carlogie Primary School

Carlogie Primary tell us about their Fair Trade social enterprise ‘Fairlogie’

11.45am –           Producers

Two Forum guests, Yunita Anggraini and Ukrumah Suda, from Indonesia will be talking about their work and the impact of Fair Trade

12.00pm –           British Association for Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers

Kathryn Sygrove, Marketing and Membership Co-ordinator speaks on who BAFTS are, what they do, and what their aims are for the future

12.15pm –           Video Message of Support from First Minister of Wales

12.16pm –           Fair Trade Wales

Elen Jones, National Co-ordinator, from the world’s first Fair Trade Nation speaks about their experiences

12.30pm –           Betsy Reed

The former Director of the Scottish Fair Trade Forum speaks on Scotland’s Fair Trade journey

12.45pm –           Film premiere- Scotland: A Fair Trade Nation

The premiere of a short film marking the achievement of Fair Trade Nation status produced by Forth Valley College

1.00pm –             Nursery activity

A fun sing-along activity for nursery aged children facilitated by the East Dunbartonshire Fair Trade Nurseries Project, featuring a Fair Trade story and Fair Trade rice shakers!

1.15pm –             St Elizabeth’s Primary School

Students from St. Elizabeth’s Primary School, Hamilton, perform their very own Fair Trade rap!

1.30pm –             Tom Morton’s “Fairly Good Show”

Music and conversation from Tom Morton, reflecting on his “Fairly Long Cycle Ride” last year

2.30pm –             Bake-off prize giving

The winner of the Fair Trade Bake-off is announced

2.45pm –             Fairtrade Foundation

Hear from Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Barbara Crowther

3.00pm –             Producers

Another chance to hear from our Fair Trade guests from Indonesia

3.15pm –             Humza Yousaf MSP

The Scottish Government Minister for External Affairs and International Development speaks on the importance of supporting Fair Trade, and how we develop Fair Trade policy in Scotland

3.30pm –             Scotland’s Fair Trade Awards

Awards will be presented to the winning nominees in each category from various organisations and areas of the Fair Trade Movement

3.45pm –             Film screening

Another chance to see the short film about Scotland’s Fair Trade Nation success produced by Forth Valley College


The Garden Bar


12.30pm-1pm; – Wine tasting sessions

1.30pm-2pm;     Sample and learn about the Co-operative’s wonderful Fairtrade wines,

2.30pm-3pm;     with Andy Donaldson, a wine expert from the Co-operative Group




10am-4pm –      Bouncy Castle

Bounce around on our very own Jungle Bounce & Slide!

11am –                Kickabout

Try to ‘beat the goalie’ with some Fairtrade footballs

1pm –                  Treasure hunt

See what you can find on a Fair Trade treasure hunt with FairPley Ltd


Traidcraft Room


10am-4pm –      Traidcraft Exhibition

Traidcraft will be exhibiting their exciting new range of products for the upcoming year all day


Workshop room


10.45am –           Scottish Fair Trade Forum AGM

The Forum will be holding their Annual General Meeting for all members

11.45am –           Traidcraft

Jayde Bradley explains more about supply chain scandals, and how we can make retailers put people before profit

12.50pm –           Panel Discussion

Martin Meteyard (Chair), Elen Jones (Fair Trade Wales), Kathryn Sygrove (BAFTS), Barbara Crowther (Fairtrade Foundation), and our Indonesian Producers discuss ‘A Fair Trade Nation: What next?’

1.55pm –             Fair Trade Around the World

Speakers from the Oromo Coffee Company and Mary & Martha Mongolia tell of their enterprises in Ethiopia and Mongolia

2.30pm –             Cotton Unfolded

Angela Oakley unfolds the threads of truth about cotton's past, present and future.



So remember to join the Scottish Fair Trade Forum at the Station Hotel, Perth, on Saturday, 7 September from 10am to 4pm. With free entrance all day long, it promises to be a fun filled day for all the family!