Our Supporters

From the outset the Tumbling Lassie Committee has benefited from the generous support of many friends, donors, advertisers and others. We are glad to acknowledge in particular the vital and long-term support of the Faculty of Advocates and the Scottish Criminal Bar Association.

We are also very grateful for the consistent support of Scottish Legal News.

We are delighted to acknowledge the extraordinary generosity of Alexander McCall Smith and Tom Cunningham for creating The Tumbling Lassie operetta and the performance teams who  have volunteered their services to put on operetta to raise funds for the Tumbling Lassie appeal. We mourn Tom's passing in June 2023, while recalling with gratitude his skill, support, good humour and enthusiasm.

We also acknowledge the most generous contributions of the late Stephen O'Rourke QC, a member of the Tumbling Lassie Committee until his tragic early death in December 2021, who dedicated a percentage of the royalties from his exciting debut novel, The Crown Agent, to the Tumbling Lassie appeal.

We are also very grateful to James Thomson and Prestonfield House for the generous terms upon which they allow us to hold the Tumbling Lassie Ball there so as to maximise the money raised for our charities and for the popular auction lots provided.

Other donors and advertisers signed up to support our fundraising and awareness raising efforts in 2019 - many thanks to The Grange Association, Sheriff Gillian Wade QC, Claire Illand, The Friends of Innerpeffray Library, Lifelong Learning Dundee, The Scottish Police and Community Choir, Sir Jack and Lady Stewart-Clark at Dundas Castle, Kildrummy Inn, Aberdeenshire, Karine Polwart, News Scotland, Savills, Coco Ribbon Hair, Thomas Tunnock Limited, Kingsfield Golf and Leisure, Linlithgow, Champany Inn, Linlithgow, Smart House Scotland, Lazy Day Foods, Moi Beauty, Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Jackson Carlaw MSP, The Scottish Rugby Union and the Scotland Rugby Squad, Totty Rocks, Edinburgh, Snapdragon, Edinburgh, Kirstin Lianne Nail Studio, Tony Chocolonely, Scottish Field, Bernard Williams of Christie's, Ampersand Advocates, Anderson Strathern LLP, Kames Capital plc, Arnot Manderson Advocates, Rathbones Investment Management Limited, Pure Gym and Rhubarb Lime Restaurant in Kippen. Many others provided donations in cash and kind that will make a real difference to our charities. 

Thank you also to the Fettes College pipe band members who played to welcome our guests to the Ball on the night and to our helpers from George Heriot's School.

Many thanks also for all the help and insight provided by Charlotte Street Partners.

We acknowledge with gratitude the valuable contributions to the Committee's work of Janys Scott KC, a member of the Committee from its commencement in 2015 until pressure of her many other committments led her to step down in October 2018. We also celebrate the faithful and efficient service over more than 8 years, from 2015 to 2023, of Patricia Comiskey, our founder Treasurer, who has also stepped away from the appeal as she has retired from the bar.

We wish to thank artist Diane Rendle for designing our logo.