South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth, who is convener of the Scottish Parliament’s cross-party-group on Fair Trade and chair of the Dumfries and Galloway Fair Trade steering group, highlighted Judith’s tireless work to promote the principles of Fair Trade. He said: “I pay tribute to those who made Scotland a Fair Trade nation, the businesses, the Scottish Fair Trade Forum for its leadership and co-ordination and the volunteers across Scotland, working tirelessly in their local fair trade groups on a daily basis. I will pay particular tribute to one such volunteer: the late Judith Mylne.
“Judith was a real champion for Fair Trade, whether it was running the Dumfries Fair Trade stall at the Dunscore Fair Trade big brew, or when she turned up at my advice surgery to bend my ear that not all the chocolate in the Scottish Parliament shop was Fair Trade. She never missed an opportunity and her extraordinary commitment to Fair Trade, from its very beginnings, often going above and beyond to promote its principles, led to her receiving the volunteer of the year award from the Scottish Fair Trade Forum in 2018.”