From Uganda to Selkirk: Shoppers urged to buy Fairtrade

A Ugandan coffee farmer is this week touring the Borders to explain how the Fairtrade movement has benefited her community.

Justine Watalunga is giving a series of talks and schools and businesses in the region, during Fairtrade Fortnight.

Selkirk and Peebles are currently the only Fairtade towns in the Borders, but a campaign group has been set up to encourage more to get involved.

To qualify, a certain number of shops must stock Fairtrade goods, and members of the local community from schools and churched must promote the movement.

Earlier this week, Scotland was granted status as a Fairtade nation.