FAIRTRADE Fortnight begins on February 25 and Linlithgow are kickstarting the campaign with a local event next Friday.
Linlithgow Fairtrade Partnership are hosting a ‘Step in to Fairtrade’ evening at Linlithgow Academy from 7-9pm where there will be fantastic food, entertainment and stalls.
Linlithgow has been a Fairtrade town for nine years and activists hope that Scotland will soon have the title of ‘Fairtrade Nation’. In local schools, Fairtrade is now part of primary education, and Linlithgow Bridge, Low Port, Springfield and Bridgend will be leading the entertainment with their self penned songs. LYPP, who performed last year, are also coming back by popular demand with two numbers composed by themselves. Linlithgow Academy pupils who are members of the school’s Fairtrade group will also be helping out at the event serving, compering and holding the raffle.
The Fairtrade evening is targeted at raising awareness of Fairtrade in the lives of farmers and producers in developing countries. To showcase this, there will be stalls of Fairtrade goods, such as chocolate, cards, bamboo socks, and jewellery; a display of Fairtrade sporting and cycling items, and a glass of Fairtrade wine and juice, with Hyndberry Fairtrade snacks, nibbles and dips to tuck into.
Tickets are £5 (free for children), including a glass of wine/juice, and are available from Fair Tradewinds, Far From the Madding Crowd, St John’s and the LYPP office.