Weir welcomes Fair Trade nation news

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Angus MP Mike Weir has warmly welcomed the news that Scotland has become a Fair Trade nation.

Mr Weir, a long time supporter of Fair Trade, helped launch this year’s Fair Trade fortnight at the Co-Op store in Timmergreens Arbroath along with South Angus MSP, Graeme Dey.

Mr Weir said: “The news that Scotland has become a Fair Trade nation is a fantastic start to this year’s Fair Trade Fortnight.

“Campaigning groups throughout Angus have done so much to achieve this.

“The Co-Op have been a leader in promoting Fair Trade produce and it was good to see the number of items they provide.

“Fair Trade ensures that producers get a fair price for their produce and ensures that they can provide for their families and build stronger and more resilient communities.”