A CHOCOLATE bar which celebrates Aberlour’s commitment to Fairtrade has hit the shelves.
The luxury milk chocolate has proved popular both for locals and as a present to send to former residents around the world.
This year, a photo competition to pick the wrapper image was run for the frst time.
Entrants were told to highlight something “distinctly Aberlour” which would make a lovely gift to send from the Speyside town.
Winning with an image of the Old Station building – now the Speyside Visitor Centre – taken from the Alice Littler Park was
Craigellachie’s Brenda Cooper.
The image, which shows the Parish Church in the background, was selected from a wide range of entries which were submitted over the winter months.
Steering group chair Maureen Anderson said: “Last autumn the Aberlour Fairtrade Town Group decided it was time for a new photo to relaunch our successful Fairtrade chocolate bar.
“So we thought, ‘why not a photography competition to attract local interest?’
“There were 16 entries, from adults and from school pupils, and it was a challenge to pick a winner from the impressive range of images.
“We are delighted with the result. The bars are ideal as small gifts and will help raise awareness of Fairtrade both for locals and visitors to Aberlour.”
All of the works were on show in Aberlour Library, including the runner-up entry of the Linn Falls by James Tornhill.
Aberlour became Moray’s frst Fairtrade town in 2014 and locals remain committed to the cause.
The unique Fairtrade chocolate bars have now arrived and are on sale in the Spey Larder, Aberlour Pharmacy, Cattanachs, and Aberlour Hotel.
Photo competition champ tastes sweet success
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