Hand Up Media would like to invite you to take part in….   



Hand Up Media are excited to announce they are organising The Fair Trade Carnival and World Music Concert in Princes Street Gardens which will take place on May 10th 2014 to celebrate World Fair Trade Day, and hope that you can join them!

Their aim is to create a vibrant carnival full of colour, music and passion to promote Fair Trade and celebrate the proud fact that Scotland is now the second country in the world to become a Fair Trade nation.

Therefore they are inviting schools, universities, colleges, organisations, businesses, religious faiths and individuals from all across the country to come to Edinburgh and be a part of the Carnival, dress up in Fair Trade clothes, play Fair Trade instruments and have a lot of fun. We are keen to involve as many countries as possible which will be represented through flags, colours, music and costume.  This will be a fantastic opportunity to really get creative and express your support to Fair Trade.

The Carnival will start at City Chambers at 1pm and make its way in style to Ross Band Stand in Princes Street Gardens.

For more information about the carnival or even how to apply then please click on this link: THE EDINBURGH FAIR TRADE CARNIVAL application pack

Please have a look at the information Jacqueline…

Please have a look at the information Jacqueline Leslie has provided

Dear Colleague

You will shortly receive a free Fairtrade Toolkit which supports schools to attain Fairtrade Status. I would encourage to give the contents serious consideration when thinking about school development work next session, it could be taken on as a whole school priority or taken forward by an individual member of staff who is looking for a opportunity to demonstrate/develop leadership skills. The pack contains advice and support on a range of activities which will support pupil entitlements associated with CFE.

There is a second initiative- the SFTF schools mailing list. They send out news and information and share ideas with anyone who signs up for the schools mailing list. If any school wishes to be added they should contact

There is also a lot of information on the schools section of the sftf website:

Could those school who working towards Fairtrade status identify themselves to me, I know that 2 have already achieved it?

If you require further support , Jacqueline Leslie’s contact details are below
Jacqueline Leslie
Projects Officer
Economic Development
East Lothian Council
John Muir House
EH41 3HA
 01620 827829

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