Category Archives: Community

20% off new palm oil cleaning products at the Pop-up shop!

The Selkirk Fairtrade Pop-up shop has a great introductory offer of 20% off on a range of organic palm oil cleaning products this week. This palm oil is produced sustainably by African smallholders, and has no detrimental effect on the … Continue reading

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High School Sculpts for Fairtrade

S1 and S2 students at Selkirk High School created sculptures of Fairtrade products to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight. Their sculptures were displayed at an Assembly, where Justine Watalunga described the benefits of being a Fairtrade coffee producer. They were then on … Continue reading

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Selkirk High School Adopts Fairtrade

Selkirk High School students have adopted Fairtrade as their international charity for 2012/13 and have undertaken the 90kg rice challenge run by Just Trading Scotland. Just Trading Scotland has been working with NASFAM and KASFA since 2008, importing over 100MT … Continue reading

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New Signs for Selkirk

After days of rain, the sun broke through on the members of Selkirk’s Fairtrade Steering Group, as they posed beside one of the new Selkirk Fairtrade Town signs. Congratulations to everybody who has helped to secure Fairtrade Town status for … Continue reading

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Good Fairtrade news for St John’s!

St John’s is Selkirk’s newest Fairtrade Church. For the last five years members of St John’s have been promoting Fairtrade. Activities have included a regular Fairtrade foodstall, the purchase of Christmas cards and Fairtrade gifts, jewellery and clothing and using … Continue reading

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Selkirk Parish is a Fairtrade Church

Proud to be a Fairtrade Church, Selkirk’s Parish Church of Scotland Fairtrade Group, Linda White, Myra Ward and Pauline Davidson with minister Rev. Margaret Steele, pose with the recently awarded  certificate. The certificate is awarded by the Fairtrade Foundation where … Continue reading

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Selkirk Fairtrade Donation to the Fairtrade Foundation

Selkirk Fairtrade has donated £1026.74, the profits from our Fashion Show, to the Innovation Fund of the Fairtrade Foundation. A special and heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped us raise the money and contributed to the donation. It costs around £150 to … Continue reading

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Fabulous Fairtrade Fashion Show!

WearFair, our Fashion Show at Selkirk High School featuring Fairtrade fashion and local fashion was a sell-out and a thoroughly enjoyable evening.  Twenty-three models, ranging in age from 13 to 60+ and including Selkirk High School students, teachers and John Lamont, MSP, … Continue reading

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Knowepark Primary Takes a Step for Fairtrade Fortnight

Knowepark Primary students have taken a step for Fairtrade Fortnight by creating some fabulous Fairtrade posters.  Prints of the 3 winning Fairtrade posters are on display around the town, and all the wonderful and original Fairtrade posters are on display in the … Continue reading

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Mungo Park Court Takes a Step for Fairtrade Fortnight

Are the residents of Mungo Park Court the culprits who have been chalking the streets of Selkirk for Fairtrade Fortnight?  There is some compelling evidence that this might be so! Warm congratulations are due to the residents of Mungo Park … Continue reading

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