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.

12,500 Fairtrade bananas, over 110,000 cups of Fairtrade coffee plus all the tea, sugar and hot chocolate were Fairtrade at the 144th Open in St Andrews this summer.  With the help of University students we have just updated the Directory and the University has kindly printed this up as a FairTrade Finder which you can find in the town library, various shops and accommodation in the town.  Our campaign to work with the R&A to encourage them to use FairTrade products during The Open has been very successful. We are delighted that the R&A fully supported FairTrade at The 144th Open Championship 16th - 19th July 2015 in St Andrews. 

Our next campaign will be to work with the Links Trust to encourage the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship to use Fairtrade products at their event in September 2016.

Read our most current news below and the rest of our news in our news archive.