NORTH Berwick has successfully renewed its Fairtrade Town status for three years until 2026, following its ongoing commitment to promoting Fairtrade principles.

The award certificate is on display outside St Andrew Blackadder Church on High Street.

North Berwick was first awarded Fairtrade Town status in 2009 in recognition of the strong support for Fairtrade within the town, and the achievement of qualifying goals, such as a wide availability of Fairtrade products in local shops and catering outlets, as well as high levels of support from local people, businesses, the council, faith groups and schools.

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Pat Hanson, retiring chair of the town’s Fairtrade Partnership committee, was delighted that Fairtrade Town status had been awarded once more, and looked forward to renewed efforts to advance and highlight the support for Fairtrade from many local retailers and hospitality providers.

Fairtrade helps small-scale producers ensure they earn stable incomes and have long-term contracts with companies.

In addition, they earn the Fairtrade Premium, which they invest as the producer-owned co-operative democratically chooses, in projects that will benefit their business or community.