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Fair Trade Communities

We use the phrase Fair Trade Community when we are referring to a town, city, zone or any other geographical area with Fairtrade status.

To be awarded Fairtrade status, towns, cities, villages and islands make an application to the Fairtrade Foundation, giving evidence of how they have met the following five criteria:

1. Local council passes a resolution supporting Fairtrade and agrees to serve Fairtrade products (for example, in meetings, offices and canteens)

2. At least four Fairtrade product ranges are readily available in the area's retail outlets (shops, supermarkets, newsagents and petrol stations) and two products served in local catering outlets (cafes, restaurants, pubs)

3. Local workplaces and community organisations (places of worship, schools, universities, colleges and other community organisations) support Fairtrade and use Fairtrade products whenever possible. A flagship employer is required for populations over 100,000

4. Media coverage and events raise awareness and understanding of Fairtrade across the community

5. A local Fairtrade steering group is convened to ensure Fairtrade campaign continues to develop and gain new support

Below is a list of all the Fair Trade communities that we are aware of. We have included links to websites and social media pages for the communities which have them. If you would like to get in touch with one of the communities below through another means other than their social media page or if they do not have a social media page / website then please contact us at communities@sftf.org.uk and we may be able to put you in touch.

Fairtrade Zones refer specifically to Local Authority areas with Fairtrade status. Out of the 32 Local Authority Areas in Scotland. 27 are Fairtrade Zones (listed below in italics). For more information on Fairtrade Zones visit this page of our website.

Aberdeen

Aberdeen - Facebook, Twitter, Website

Aberdeenshire

Aberdeenshire - Facebook, Website

Alford - Facebook

Formartine - Twitter

Elgin - Facebook

Peterhead and Buchan - Facebook

Banchory

Stonehaven

Ellon

Huntly

Inverurie

Angus

Montrose – WebsiteTwitter

Arbroath

Brechin

Carnoustie

Forfar

Kirriemuir - Facebook

Argyll and Bute

Kintyre - Facebook

Oban – Facebook

Campbletown (included in Kintyre’s status)

Dunoon

Iona

Clackmannanshire

Dumfries and Galloway

Dumfries - Website, Facebook, Twitter

Dunscore - FacebookTwitter

Kirkcudbright - Facebook

Castle Douglas – Facebook

Wigtown

Dundee

Dundee - Twitter, Website, admin@dundeefairtradeforum.com

East Ayrshire

East Ayrshire - Facebookmail@eacfairtrade.org.uk

East Dunbartonshire

Bearsden and Milngavie – Facebook

East Dunbartonshire - Facebook

Lenzie - Facebook

East Lothian

North Berwick - Twitter, Facebook, Website

Dunbar – Website 

Longniddry

Musselburgh

East Renfrewshire

Edinburgh

Edinburgh - Facebook, Twitter

Balerno - Facebook

Costorphine - Facebook

Portobello

Prestonpans

Queensferry - Facebook

Eilean Siar (Western Isles)

Falkirk

Falkirk – Facebook

Bo’ness

Fife

Cupar – Facebook

Burntisland

St. Andrews – Facebook

Dalgety Bay and Hillend

Lochgelly

Glasgow

Glasgow

Highland

Skye - Facebook

Broadford (Skye)

Inverness - Twitter, Facebook

Ullapool - Twitter, Facebook

Strathpeffer – Facebook

Dornoch

Dunvegan (Skye)

Inverclyde

Kilmacolm and Quarriers

Midlothian

Bonnyrigg, Lasswade and Pontonhall

Moray

Aberlour - Facebook, Website

North Ayrshire

Fairlie - Website, Facebookfairliefairtradeinitiative@outlook.com

Arran

Kilwinning

Largs

North Lanarkshire

Airdrie - Facebook

Motherwell

Wishaw - Facebook

Orkney Islands

Orkney – Twitter, Facebook

Papa Westray

Westray

Perth and Kinross

Perth and Kinross - Twitter

Kinross – Facebook

Aberfeldy

Kinross-shire

Perth

Renfrewshire -fairtrade@renfrewshire.gov.uk 

Kilbarchan – Facebook

Bishopton

Lochwinnoch

Paisley

Renfrew

Scottish Borders

Melrose - Facebook

Selkirk - Facebook, Website

Peebles and Tweedale

Shetland Islands

Fair Isle

Lerwick

South Ayrshire

Ayr

Troon

Prestwick

South Lanarkshire

East Kilbride -  ekfairtrade@googlemail.com

Cambuslang (Rutherglen)

Biggar - Facebook

Strathaven – Websitestrathaven.fairtrade@gmail.com

Rutherglen

Hamilton

Uddingston

Stirling

Stirling - Facebook, Website

Bridge of Allan – Facebook

Balfron

Strathblane and Blanefield

West Dunbartonshire

West Dunbartonshire

Balloch

West Lothian

Livingston

Bathgate - Facebook

Linlithgow – FacebookLinlithgowfairtrade@hotmail.com

Fauldhouse and the Breich Valley

Uphall

Whitburn