Moray Council is committed to the Fair Trade campaign and are involved in this by promoting awareness of Fair Trade issues and opportunities for supporting Fair Trade in Moray and by using Fair Trade goods within the Council and Council outlets where possible.
Fair Trade ensures that farmers and workers in the developing world get fair terms of trade, better prices, decent working conditions and local sustainability. They do this by requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price) Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
Full details of Fair Trade can be found by visiting their website on www.fairtrade.org.uk
European Pipe Band Championships
The European Pipe Band Championships was held in Grant Park, Forres. The first of 3 yearly events took place on 29th June 2013, with a further date in 2014 and one in 2015.
It is estimated that over 20,000 visitors will attend each events.
Full details can be found at www.pipinghotforres.com