West Lothian is backing Fairtrade Fortnight

310111 linlithgow fairtrade group gain new certification
310111 linlithgow fairtrade group gain new certification

West Lothian Fairtrade steering group is backing Fairtrade Fortnight 2011 from February 28-March 13.

Fairtrade Fortnight is the Fairtrade Foundation’s annual awareness raising campaign.

It is also when supporters and stakeholders come together to organise events to get people buying and understanding Fairtrade.

Events and activities are being organised across West Lothian.

And Linlithgow Fairtrade partnership is celebrating the news that its status as a Fairtrade town has just been renewed for another two years.

Sheana Roberts from Linlithgow Fairtrade Town Group, said: “We hope that the whole of West Lothian will use Fairtrade Week to try a Fairtrade Product, whether it is buying clothes, foods or other goods and learn more about the people that are producing them for us.”

CHARTER MARKED: Linlithgow Fairtrade supporters Eileen MacGregor, Kathryn Young, Sheana Roberts, Judith Toleman and Jean Overton celebrate the presentation of the town’s latest Fairtrade certificate. Ref L110503