Tumbling Lassie events have been organised for 2019 as follows: more will follow in due course and details will be published here.
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 - free for members of the Grange Association , non-members £4.
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 - tickets (£10 each, plus a small booking fee) are available via eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-tumbling-lassie-and-fergus-of-galloway-operetta-double-bill-tickets-56968396006
Saturday 27th April 2019 - The Tumbling Lassie Seminar 2019, 9.30am-5.30pm, Mackenzie Building, High Street, Edinburgh. Topics to be covered include bonded labour in Scotland yesterday and today and international intervention in human trafficking; speakers include Kath Harper, Advocate Depute, Alex Prentice QC, Stephen O'Rourke QC, Professor John Cairns, Kirsty Thomson of Just Right Scotland, John Wyllie and Kenneth Murray of Police Scotland. The event qualifies for 5 hours CPD for members of the Faculty of Advocates.
Tickets include refreshments during the day, a light lunch and a drinks reception to close. Tickets (£25 plus a small booking fee) are available on eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tumbling-lassie-seminar-2019-tickets-59053319067
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) - light refreshments at 7pm, talk starts at 7.30pm. Tickets will be available through www.friendsofinnerpeffraylibrary.com or for further information call 01764-652819.
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.