Campaigning for a Fair Trade Future: 10 years as a Fair Trade Nation in communities across Scotland

In marking this 10th anniversary of Scotland as a Fair Trade Nation, we’ve celebrated what has been achieved over the past 10 years, while looking forward to a #FairTradeFuture and our continued commitment.

As part of the recognising the commitment of individuals, groups and communities across Scotland, at the Scottish Fair Trade Forum, we have worked with Fair Trade communities on five short films to highlight the continued work of Fair Trade campaigners.

There’s so much to celebrate in Fair Trade communities across the country, and without a doubt a film could be made in each location. We selected the communities involved in this project to represent all Fair Trade communities, considering urban and rural, geographic spread, age and theme representation.

The communities are Alford, Castle Douglas, Motherwell and Wishaw, Paisley and Perth and we hope they will be screened across the country.

We have chosen to launch the films in Srathaven as they have recently celebrated an important Fairtrade anniversary too – 20 years as a Fairtrade town! We are being hosted by Srathaven Fairtrade, Climate Action Strathaven during the Climate Fringe Festival.

Without further ado, please watch, like and share the films:

Fair Not Fast, Alford


A Fair Day’s Work, Castle Douglas


An Equal Chance, Motherwell and Wishaw


The Virtuous Circle, Paisley


Fair Trade Champions, Perth and Kinross


Arranging a Screening

We hope you enjoyed these films and we hope that your Fair Trade community might organise a film screening either in person or online to celebrate and inspire continued Fair Trade campaigning and connections between Fair Trade groups and others within the community – schools, colleges, universities, Councillors, climate campaigners, MSPs, MPs and other community groups.

We’ve put together a document to make it easier to arrange a screening for your community. Everything you need to know, along with how to access the 5 films separately or all together as one with the 5 films playing back-to-back is in here.


If you have watched the 5 films, we welcome your feedback here.


With special thanks to:

  • Alford Fairtrade Group, Alford Academy and Mid-Formartine Fairtrade Group
  • Castle Douglas High School, Fairtrade Dumfries and Galloway, The Mad Hatter café and Sunrise Wholefoods
  • Motherwell Fairtrade Steering Group, New College Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire Fairtrade Zone Steering Group, and Wishaw Fairtrade Forum
  • COCAGI, The Gatehouse Coffee Roasters, JTS, KASFA and Rainbow Turtle
  • Perth and Kinross Fairtrade Zone Group, and the Councillors

And to The National Lottery Community Fund for funding the project and to media co-op for working with the communities to create the films.