Total of £17,000 raised at Tumbling Lassie events

06 Apr


A final reckoning by organisers of the Tumbling Lassie charity events has shown that £17,000 was raised for the fight against human trafficking at home and abroad.

A seminar and a ball were held and the proceeds will go to two charities, International Justice Mission (IJM) and Trafficking Awareness Raising Alliance (TARA).

“These funds will be used practically to help fight slavery and people trafficking and to help those affected by it, both in Scotland and elsewhere,” said Alan McLean, QC, Chair of the Tumbling Lassie Committee.

“We could not have managed to do this without the help and assistance we have received from many people – we are very grateful.”

Another committee member, Eric Robertson, Advocate, has written a summary of the seminar, which was published by Scottish Legal News, and it can be seen at

A seminar and ball in 2015 raised almost £14,000 which was also shared between IJM and TARA.

The background story of the Tumbling Lassie, the central character in a 17th Century court case, and how her memory has become a weapon against modern slavery can be found at

Tumbling Lassie was a major factor in the Faculty’s success in the Scottish Legal Awards 2017, where it was joint winner of the Community Contribution of the Year category.