Events 2019

Tumbling Lassie events for 2019 are as follows:


Coming up:

The biggest anti-trafficking and anti-modern slavery fundraising event in Scotland:

Saturday 5th October 2019 - the fourth Tumbling Lassie Ball, at The Stables, Prestonfield House, Edinburgh

- black tie charity ball sponsored by the Faculty of Advocates, featuring

reception (with Prestonfield's specially-designed "1687" cocktail); 3-course dinner with wine; dancing and entertainment

Time: 6.30pm for 7pm until 1am

Ticket price: £90 a ticket (early bird offer - a table of ten paid for by 31st August costs £850)


For tickets:

1) To pay by credit card, please contact Prestonfield House events team on 0131-662-2305 or e-mail events@prestonfield.com. The Hotel will be glad to take your credit card booking.

2) To pay by internet banking, please email us your requirements at tumblinglassie@gmail.com and we will contact you with relevant details.

3) If you are a member of the Faculty of Advocates and would like to pay by deduction from your FSL account, please e-mail us at tumblinglassie@gmail.com with your name, a note of your FSL number and the number of tickets required and the necessary arrangements will be made through FSL.

4) If you prefer to pay by cheque, please send your name, address, contact details (e-mail/telephone) and number of tickets required with a cheque for the full sum due payable to "The Tumbling Lassie" to: Patricia Comiskey, Advocate, Advocates' Library, Parliament House EH1 1RF.



Also still to come:

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.



Previous events  in 2019:

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.


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