MONTROSE Fairtrade Forum met last Thursday in the Academy and heard from secretary Peter Stevens that the number of Fairtrade retailers had remained the same at eight, but there had been a net loss of one in the category of caterers.
This had been caused by the closure of Rocket Fuel and B-Lo but the opening of Madisons Café.
Mr Stevens also reported that he had received a cheque from Montrose Churches Together for the sum of £25 as they have generously agreed to pay for the website every year.
Arrangements are continuing for the AGM on March 1. It will include a visit from Masauko Khembo a Fairtrade sugar farmer from Malawi.