THE first Fairtrade Day for West Lothian was March 1 and was marked with the launch of a new Fairtrade Directory and leaflet at Linlithgow Burgh Halls.
There was a Fairtrade stall, and winning Fairtrade posters from local primary schools were on display.
The three prize winners from each school were: Springfield Primary - Angus Nelson (P6), Kiera Rae (P3/4), Jamie Park (P6/7); Linlithgow Bridge Primary - Daisy Mackie (P6), Megan Blumski (P6), Eilidh Hall (P6); Linlithgow Primary - Eilidh Jamieson (P3a), Charlotte Casey (P2a), Niamh Devery (P7a); Winchburgh Primary - Jacey (P7/6), Laura (P7/6), Aaron (P7), and Bridgend Primary - Elanna Monroe (P2/1), Christopher Meikle (P6/7), and Keiran Andrew West (P4/5).
There was also a schools’ debate on the day between Linlithgow Academy and Deans Community High School at West Lothian Civic Centre.
The subject was ‘Fairtrade - a way to do business in a global market’ and Academy pupils Lucy Cameron and Cailin Roy took the honours in the close contest.
Event organiser Douglas Grierson said: “This was a closely challenged debate and the result was a very close call. “Linlithgow Academy and Deans Community High School teams did an excellent job, but the judges decided that the Linlithgow Academy pupil’s argument was more developed and structured.”