Support for Teachers

Development Education Centres

There are six Development Education Centres (DECs) in Scotland. The DECs have a resource library with a wide range of information on global issues, including Fair Trade, for use in schools and the community.  They also do CPD training events which are advertised at the end of this page.

1. Highland One World
Inverness High School, Montague Road, Inverness, IV3 5DZ

2. Montgomery Development Education Centre
Currently at: 79 Queen Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1AN.  Moving on 16 October 2017 to: 45 Victoria Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1UX
01224 620 111

3. One World Centre
189 Princes Street, Dundee, DD4 6DQ
01382 454 603

4. Scotdec
3 Alva Street, Edinburgh
0131 226 1499

5. Conforti Institute
Calder Avenue, Coatbridge, ML5 4JS
01236 607120

6. WOSDEC - West of Scotland Development Education Centre
759B Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8DS
0141 243 2800

Other Networks

IDEAS The International Development Education Association of Scotland (IDEAS) is a network of over 40 organisations and individuals involved in Development Education and Education for Global Citizenship across Scotland.  Around 30 IDEAS members work in the schools sector to support education for global citizenship. Members offer a range of services: CPD workshops (for teachers and school staff), loan and sale of classroom resources, school speakers, projects and research. These support services cover a range of themes and approaches, including Fair Trade and trade justice. Visit their schools webpage or contact them on 0131 656 0453 or

Useful Information

Fairtrade and the Curriculum for Excellence details how Fair Trade studies and activities can be used to achieve certain outcomes and experiences of the Curriculum for Excellence. See Linking with the Curriculum section for more information.

Enterprise Education and Fair Trade  This leaflet gives examples of successful enterprise projects in schools and includes useful links to teaching resources on business education and Fair Trade.

Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning is a project that supports schools across the globe to collaborate on and learn about the big issues that shape our world.  It offers fully funded professional learning, free support, free classroom resources, generous funding and recognition leading to accreditation through the British Council International School Award.  You can download the information leaflet here.

News about Fairtrade confectionery in schools gives information on selling confectionery in schools and what exceptions have been made regarding Fair Trade.

CPD Training & Conferences

Please go to our events  page for current events.