St Andrews has been a Fairtrade Town since St Andrews Day 2005
Welcome to the St Andrews Fairtrade Town Campaign. The St Andrews Fairtrade Town Campaign aims to promote awareness of fair trade and to encourage a constant increase in the supply of and demand for Fairtrade products. We are delighted to have our status as a Fairtrade Town renewed in August 2013.
We publish the St Andrews Fairtrade Directory of cafés and restaurants, accommodation and shops in St Andrews where Fairtrade products are available, and of workplaces and community organisations which have pledged to support Fairtrade.
The Campaigns we are currently engaged on concern updating the Directory with information on hotels and guest houses in St Andrews and working with the R&A to make the 2015 Open even more fairly traded than the 2010 event. In 2010 all the tea, coffee, hot chocolate and some snacks sold to spectators on the course were Fairtrade - that was 30,000 hot drinks. This year we hope that in addition to this the bananas for the players, beverages and snacks for officals, players and in the corporate hospitality area will be Fairtrade also. We are also pleased that the Links Trust clubhouses provide Fairtrade items and will work with to encourage the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship to use Fairtrade products at their event in September 2015.
Read our most current news below and about Fairtrade Fortnight and the rest of our news in our news archive.