Our Fairtrade Inverness committee, alongside local shops, cafes and businesses has been promoting the benefits of Fairtrade since 2006. Inverness became a Fairtrade City in 2008 and we have maintained our City Status ever since. There are now over 600 Fairtrade villages, towns and cities in the UK and we celebrated Scotland becoming a Fairtrade Nation in 2013.
All who support Fairtrade recognise the importance of challenging global inequality and poverty and champion the rights and dignity of producers and farmers through a commitment to fair and just international trading. We also actively support local entrepreneurs and food producers here in the Highlands.
Inverness Fairtrade organises a range of events to promote Fairtrade such as tea and coffee mornings and tastings, workshops making the case for Fairtrade, Bazaars and numerous other activities which help to raise the profile of Fairtrade in Inverness. Throughout the year our committee meets five or six times to organise promotional activities and we welcome interested people at any time to either join us on the committee or to volunteer at special events.
Fairtrade Inverness is the operating mane for the Fairtrade Inverness Group, our committee works to raise awareness of, and to support Fairtrade in Inverness and The Black Isle.
Our Committee 2019-2020
- Chairperson – Hilary Lawson
- Vice Chair – Dennis Tracey
- Secretary – Janis Keast
- Treasurer – John Watt
- Nessa Findlay
- Jenny Fraser
- Alison Pyott
- Andy Pyott
- Catriona Willis
For more information or to become involved with Inverness Fairtrade, join our mailing list (below), or click on “contact us“.