Tumbling Lassie events have been organised for 2019 as follows:
Tuesday 8th January 2019 - illustrated talk on the Tumbling Lassie case of 1687 and its modern resonances by Alan McLean QC, Chair of the Tumbling Lassie Committee, at the Grange Association , 7 for 7.30pm, St Catherine's Argyle Church, 61 Grange Road, Edinburgh EH9 1TY.
Sunday 14th April 2019 - Edinburgh performance of the operetta of The Tumbling Lassie by Alexander McCall Smith and Tom Cunningham (in a double bill with their Fergus of Galloway), at St Andrew's & St George's Church, George Street, Edinburgh, 7.30pm - attended by over 200 people - including donations, around £770 raised for the Tumbling Lassie appeal 2019.
Saturday 27th April 2019 - The Tumbling Lassie Seminar 2019, 9.30am-5.30pm, Mackenzie Building, High Street, Edinburgh, generously sponsored by the Faculty of Advocates. Topics covered included: bonded and forced labour in Scotland yesterday and today, and international intervention in human trafficking; speakers included Kath Harper, Advocate Depute, Alex Prentice QC, Stephen O'Rourke QC, Professor John Cairns, Kirsty Thomson of Just Right Scotland and John Wyllie and Kenneth Murray of Police Scotland. The varied and stimulating presentations led to discussions and networking that could influence the way Scotland deals with human trafficking in the future, and the event also raised well over £1,000 towards the Tumbling Lassie appeal 2019.
Wednesday 8th May 2019 - illustrated talk on the Tumbling Lassie case of 1687 and its modern resonances by Alan McLean QC, Chair of the Tumbling Lassie Committee, at Innerpeffray Library, near Crieff, Perthshire PH7 3RF (the oldest public lending library in Scotland, founded around 1680) - a standing-room only audience generously donated £178 to the 2019 appeal, taking net donations for the 2019 appeal to over £2,000. Many thanks to the Friends of Innerpeffray Library for hosting and organising this event.
Saturday 28th September, The Stables, Abercairny - Perthshire performance of the operetta of The Tumbling Lassie by Alexander McCall Smith and Tom Cunningham (in a double bill with their Fergus of Galloway) - tickets £15 each, in aid of the Tumbling Lassie appeal and Friends of Innerpeffray Library. To register for this performance, visit www.friendsofinnerpeffraylibrary.com or for further information call 01764-652819.
Saturday 5th October 2019 - the fourth Tumbling Lassie Ball, Prestonfield House, Edinburgh - details to follow.
If you would like to contribute in any way to the work of the Tumbling Lassie appeal in 2019, please get in touch using the contact details set out below - we would very much like to hear from you.
You can give to the Tumbling Lassie Charities via our Virgin Money Giving page, with the possibility of gift-aiding donations, via this link: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/TheTumblingLassie