Film to celebrate Scotland as a Fair Trade Nation


Forth Valley College and the Scottish Fair Trade Forum produced a film to celebrate Scotland becoming a Fair Trade Nation.

In February 2013, it was announced that Scotland had achieved the criteria to be declared a Fair Trade Nation. To mark the success, Forth Valley College produced the official film recording and celebrating Scotland’s Fair Trade commitment. The film featured campaigners, schools, colleges, the Scottish Government Minister for External Affairs and International Development, councillors, and Fair Trade producers.

Incorporating an interview with Humza Yousaf MSP, Scotland’s Minister for External Affairs and International Development, examples of how Fair Trade works and is promoted across Scotland and a show stopping Fair Trade rap from former pupils of St Andrew’s Primary School in Falkirk, the film featured on the Forth Valley College and Scottish Fair Trade Forum website and was shown at events around the country.

As the first college in Scotland to attain Fairtrade status (March 2011) and due to its track-record of producing films to raise awareness of the concept of Fair Trade in their campus areas, the Scottish Fair Trade Forum commissioned the college to deliver a film for a national audience, which was released to the public.