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Trusted Trader

Moray and Scottish Borders Trusted Trader

12th June 2023

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Moray Council and Scottish Borders Council have both started their own Trusted Trader schemes and are inviting applications from local businesses. Both schemes will join the Scottish Trusted Trader platform, as well as be shown on the Scotland wide trader portal, which is owned and run by SCOTSS Trading Standards.

To help establish each respective scheme, both Councils are offering the first 25 members a 50% discount on their first years membership, which is £120 including VAT. This includes all vetting and once accepted, 12 months marketing on Trusted Trader. In the event a business is unable to meet the vetting requirements, then a full refund will be given.

About Scotland Trusted Trader

Scotland Trusted Trader is a collaboration between the Local Council, the Council Trading Standards Team, Kent Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Trusted Directory Services (TDS).

The Council back and oversee the scheme, with the vetting process carried out by Trading Standards’ Officers. Trading Standards also ensure traders adhere to the Code of Practice and will intervene in disputes when required.

Kent ADR allows impartial adjudication when a dispute arises between consumer and business and can be settled outside of court. TDS is responsible for scheme administration, customer service and website support.

Learn more or apply

To learn more about the Moray or Scottish Borders Trusted Trader scheme or enquire about joining, please visit: or

Applications are welcomed from any business located or providing a substantial amount of work either within Moray or the Scottish Borders. The schemes are open to most industries other than food or drink related businesses, but the initial focus is on home improvement trades.