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Edinburgh’s Lord Provost, Donald Wilson, has launched the Fair Trade Awards 2015.

Now in their ninth year, the awards recognise the difference that residents, businesses and schools make in promoting fair trade in Edinburgh.

The Lord Provost will invite nominations (or in the case of schools, applications) in four categories –

Achievement Award;

Newcomer Award;

Faith Community Award;

Fair Trade Schools Award

The closing date is 13 February 2015.

The awards will be presented during Edinburgh’s Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs from 23 February to 8 March 2015. Our photo shows the 2014 winners in all categories at last year’s presentation ceremony.

Lord Provost, Donald Wilson, said: “I am very proud of Edinburgh’s long-standing commitment to fair trade and these awards provide us with an excellent opportunity to praise the generous contribution individuals and businesses are making to fair trade throughout the city.

“I would encourage people to have a think about where they shop or where they eat and whether that business or organisation promotes fair trade – and, if so, get nominating!”

In 2014, the capital ‘s fair trade status was renewed for the tenth year in a row. The Edinburgh Lord Provost awards were launched in 2006 to promote and publicise Fair Trade across the city.
Visit the council webpage for further information and to make an online nomination.