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. As FAIRTRADE COMMUNITY GROUP OF THE YEAR, 2015 we are delighted to have had our town Fairtrade status renewed in April 2016.

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 in 2015.  The Open in 2016 takes place in Troon and it also will build on the Fair Trade success in St Andrews.

We are working with the guest houses and hotels in St Andrews to encourage their use of Fairtrade products and are holding workshops and meetings to show our support for more fair and just global trade through lobbying our representatives in Edinburgh, London and Brussels parliaments.

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.  Thanks to the University Fellowship students for distributing these again in March 2016.  

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