Enjoy Fairtrade Fortnight in Scotland with Caledonian Sleeper

Eduardo Martino

Taking place from 26 February until 11 March, Fairtrade Fortnight supports the farmers and workers who grow our food and encourages shoppers to buy items marked with the Fairtrade logo.

With more than 50 per cent of towns in Scotland either owning a Fairtrade status or having active groups working towards achieving the recognition, the country is the perfect place to celebrate the two week event. From coffee houses and gift shops to festivals and pop-up fairs,  Caledonian Sleeper has compiled a list of its fair trade alternative events and venues which can be enjoyed by all ages.

Edinburgh Fair Trade Festival, Edinburgh

Held on 10 March from 10:30am until 3:30pm, Edinburgh Fair Trade Festival boasts a range of Fairtrade stalls, food and drink samples, music and activities for children.

Free to attend, the event also provides the opportunity to learn more about Fairtrade products and how to become more involved in the initiative. 

Books and Beans, Aberdeen

For somewhere quiet to cosy up with a good book, look no further than Books and Beans in Aberdeen.

Located on Belmont Street in the heart of the city, this café was the first independent Fairtrade shop in Aberdeen and is today home to ethically sourced teas and coffees as well as freshly made sandwiches and cakes.

Upstairs, visitors can browse through a selection of books covering a range of fiction and non-fiction subjects.

Indigo House, Dundee

Indigo House in Dundee is a one stop shop for an eclectic collection of home interiors and contemporary products.

Established in 2001, the store boasts a wide range of bohemian style Fairtrade products with an emphasis on quality and individual style. From unique jewellery to handmade crafts and cards, visitors will find a great selection of colourful items to take home. 

Highland Wholefoods, Inverness

To stock up on all Fairtrade household items visit Highland Wholefoods in Inverness.

Based on Harbour Road, the company is a workers co-operative which was founded in 1989 that offers buyers a range of organic, ethical, environmentally friendly and Fairtrade items including tea and coffee, baked goods, health and beauty products, sweet and savoury snacks, flours and cereals. 

To find more about Fairtrade Fortnight, visit www.fairtrade.org.uk

To find out more about the Caledonian Sleeper or to make a reservation, visit 

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