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.
With the help of University students we have just updated the Directory and the University has kindly printed this up as a FairTrade Finder for distribution around the town particularly during the Open. Our campaign to work with the R&A to encourage them to use FairTrade products during the Open Championship has been very successful. We are delighted that the R&A are fully supporting FairTrade at the Open Championship 16th - 19th July in St Andrews. All the tea, coffee, hot chocolate, sugar and banana for spectators, officials, players and corporate hospitality will be FairTrade. 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 2015.
Read our most current news below and about Fairtrade Fortnight and the rest of our news in our news archive.