The Scottish Fair Trade Awards recognise the individuals, groups and organisations working locally to support and promote Fair Trade, and thereby make a tangible difference to the lives of the people in the Global South who grow our food and make the products that we eat and use everyday.

A big thank you to Scotmid Co-operative and the Energy Agency for sponsoring this year’s awards.

The winners of the 2019 Scottish Fair Trade Awards are: 

The Innovation and Sustainability Award goes to City of Glasgow College Jewellery Department for taking such a proactive and energised approach to embedding Fair Trade as part of sustainability into their curriculum, and working with a range of external partners to do so.

Volunteer of the Year is Karena Jarvie of the Perth and Kinross Fair Trade group for her outstanding commitment to Fair Trade, as an advocate, campaigner, educator and Traidcrafter – for over 30 years.

The Community Award goes to Farlogie Café, run by pupils of Carlogie Primary School. This thriving Fair Trade community café in Carnoustie has become a hub for Fair Trade products and information in the town.

The Campaign of the Year award goes to this group of teachers who have embraced Fairtrade cotton uniforms and are playing their part in leading the “Fairtrade school uniform” revolution in Scotland.

· Louise White (Corpus Christi Primary School, Glasgow)

· Dawn Maloney (Leith Primary School, Edinburgh)

· Fiona Eaton (Turriff Primary, Aberdeenshire)

· Monica Malet (St Joseph’s RC Primary, Aberdeen)

· Natalie Young (St Columba’s Primary School, Cupar, Fife)

· Morag Oldham (Grange Primary School, Carnoustie)

· Eleanor Duncan (Castlehill Primary School, Cupar, Fife)

The Outstanding Achievement award goes to Carol Clarke of the Hamilton Fairtrade Town Group for her consistent outstanding commitment to Fair Trade in both a personal and professional capacity.

The Special Recognition Award goes to JTS for their significant achievements in so many aspects of Fair Trade campaigning, retailing and support for producers, and in special recognition of these achievements in their 10th year.

Thank you to all the winners, nominees and the sponsors of the 7th annual Scottish Fair Trade Awards!