Award for Bute coffee company

Pictured left to right: Minister of Children and Young People, Aileen Campbell, John Hancox from Fruitful Scotland, and Lauren Holly Miller (representing North Bute Primary School) with MD of Coffee Conscience Ltd, Billy Miller.
Pictured left to right: Minister of Children and Young People, Aileen Campbell, John Hancox from Fruitful Scotland, and Lauren Holly Miller (representing North Bute Primary School) with MD of Coffee Conscience Ltd, Billy Miller.

An island company has been given an award in recognition of its work funding apple trees for community orchards.

Coffee Conscience was presented with the award during a recent visit to Holyrood on Thursday, September 17, for Holyrood Apple Day which is organised by the Children’s Orchard and is co-sponsored by MSPs.

To date, Coffee Conscience has funded a total of 1,650 apple trees for community orchards throughout Scotland. The company also met with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who gave a supporting message to “keep up with the good work”.

Managing director of Coffee Conscience, Billy Miller, was accompanied on the trip to Holyrood with daughter Lauren (who was also representing North Bute Primary School).

Billy said: “The award is dedicated to our valued customers, many on the island, serving our Fairtrade coffees and teas which we supply. It was an extra special occasion to have Lauren present the funding donation to Fruitful Scotland and to meet many MSPs who were appreciative of the company’s efforts to make a difference in every cup.”