With these words, over 330 years ago, the Court of Session in Edinburgh rejected slavery... But slavery still survives around the world, even in Scotland.
Welcome to the website of the Tumbling Lassie Committee - we exist to raise awareness and funds for charities fighting against modern slavery and people trafficking and to help survivors in Scotland and beyond.
If you agree with usthat slavery should belong only in the history books, please help us to support charities that are working to make that a reality.
The 2019 season for the Tumbling Lassie appeal produced net funds raised for our charities amounting to £24,000. Many thanks to all who contributed in any way to this outcome. Overall, since 2015, over £85,000 (net of expenses) has been raised for the charities we support.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, there are no Tumbling Lassie events being planned until we are free to meet up again in person. We look forward to that time and hope you will rejoin us then.
STOP PRESS - BOOK LAUNCH
Out on Thursday, 3rd September 2020 - Louise Hulland's new book, Stolen Lives. You could not find a better primer on the facts on modern slavery and people trafficking in the UK. The book combines detailed research on the realities of these crimes with interviews with many key players in the struggle against them, and has its raw backbone the true life story of one brave survivor as she fought to break free of her traffickers and then make a new life for herself and her young child. The book comes highly recommended and will help us rejoin the struggle against modern slavery and people trafficking, as lockdown gradually lifts, with renewed understanding, empathy and vigour.
Available from on-line suppliers and all good bookshops.
ALSO AVAILABLE, WITH A SHARE OF THE ROYALTIES GOING TO THE TUMBLING LASSIE APPEAL:
THE CROWN AGENT
by Stephen O'Rourke QC
An exciting new historical thriller in the style ofJohn Buchan and Robert Louis Stevenson, featuring international skullduggery in nineteenth century Scotland and beyond - warmly recommened for lockdown reading!