Dunscore Church has been a Fairtrade church for many years and we were instrumental in setting up the Dunscore Fairtrade Village Group. We have several church members on the group, some who were there as founding members. We were delighted when Dunscore became the first Fairtrade Village in Dumfries and Galloway. We are a Fairtrade Church in a Fairtrade Village!
We believe strongly that what we purchase matters and that we can make a difference by choosing to spend our money in a positive way. Buying ethically matters to us.
We have an ethical purchasing policy for the church to ensure that what we buy has, wherever possible, a positive effect. This may, for example, mean buying Fairtrade products, local products and products that are least damaging to the environment. We use Fairtrade wine for Holy Communion, use Fairtrade tea, coffee and sugar and have Fairtrade and organic polo shirts, T shirts and sweatshirts sporting the Dunscore Church logo.