Hyslop Highlights Fairtrade Fortnight in Boghall

Fairtrade Event, Boghall
Fiona Hyslop MSP and Councillor Willie Boyle at Boghall Primary


Fiona Hyslop MSP for Lothians has today (Friday 03 March)visited Boghall Primary to highlight their Fairtrade efforts as the school works towards achieving Fairtrade status.

In the past Boghall Academy have organised a Fairtrade tombola stalls at local fayres, poster and art work competitions, Fairtrade raffles and even started up a Fairtrade tuck shop open every Friday.

Commenting after the visit, Ms Hyslop said;

“This visit was a fantastic opportunity to showcase the importance of Fairtrade status within our local community.

“It is vital to support our local Fairtrade organisations and events. Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, ensuring fairer prices and better working conditions.

“I was extremely impressed at the pupils Fairtrade bunting – the longest and fairest piece of bunting in the world, highlighting the staff and pupils commitment to achieving Fairtrade status.”

“I was very keen to help promote the Boghall Primary’s Fairtrade efforts and am pleased to see that so many community groups and workplaces across West Lothian are working to help make Scotland a Fair Trade Nation.”