Aberdeenshire Democratic Independent and Green Group Councillor Paul Johnston has welcomed the news that National Trust For Scotland will be selling Fairtrade tea in its North East Scotland Properties as part of a national agreement to use the ethical label.
” Many properties already served many fair trade items but this news acknowledges the NTS move towards using ethically sourced products. ” said Paul Johnston, who has been a Fairtrade campaigner for many years.
” The trust should be commended always for seeking to buy as much local produce as possible and now they accept that for those items which come from the third world, buying products that are entitled to the fair trade ethical logo, is part of their strong claim to be a moral and ethical business and charity”
” It also has to be said that their choice of Clipper Tea shows they know a good cup are when they taste it. It’s one of the best teas around.” said Paul who has also been a retailer in the past.
Cllr Paul Johnston congratulated the National Trust for the change and said;
“I hope people will choose to stop at the National Trust tea rooms at their wonderful north east Scotland properties and have a fine cuppa. They will know that the grower has been paid a fair price and that they are helping to develop third world businesses and communities to be more financially, socially and environmentally sustainable”
The national Trust have tearooms, some of which are seasonal at:
- Haddo House,
- Pitmedden Garden
- Fyvie Castle
- Drum Castle
- Crathes Castle
- Castle Fraser