City village in Fairtrade status talks

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RESIDENTS in Corstorphine have announced a bid to win Fairtrade village status.

The bid means Fairtrade products must be available to buy in shops, supermarkets and newsagents, as well as cafes, restaurants and pubs.

The new status would require employers, places of worship and schools to stock Fairtrade goods where possible.

Corstorphine residents also said discussions were ongoing over whether to advertise Fairtrade status by putting the movement’s logo on 
Corstorphine entrance signs.

A motion supporting the bid was recently passed by 
community councillors in the area.

Chair David Salton said: “Fairtrade is about ensuring better working conditions, local sustainability and better terms of trade for farmers and workers throughout the developed world.

“It’s good for Corstorphine residents – when they are purchasing items, they will realise their money is going to a good cause.”