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Igniting Hope

Igniting Hope Kirsty Allan is the newest addition to the SOHTIS Team we are delighted to welcome her.  We asked Kirsty about her involvement in anti-trafficking work and her vision for this new Scottish role. We asked Kirsty Share a little bit of your experience being involved in anti-trafficking work? I have had the most… Continue reading Igniting Hope

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‘1687’

In tribute to the Tumbling Lassie, Prestonfield House has specially crafted '1687' a unique and beautiful cocktail.  The Tumbling Lassie was a victim of slavery in Edinburgh in 1687, her story lives on, as sadly does slavery, which is considered by many to be the greatest human rights issue of our time.  Her story is… Continue reading ‘1687’

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Selling Out to Slavery

How many slaves work for you? 400 years ago, global trade depended on transatlantic slavery. Modern Slavery is an ethical epidemic in the 21st-century world too, and it is part of our everyday lives. In Scotland, the greatest number of victims of human trafficking are in forced labour. Our shopping habits and the lack of… Continue reading Selling Out to Slavery

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Announcing the Largest Anti-Slavery Event in Scotland

The Tumbling Lassie is a heart-warming story of the rescue of a young girl from slavery in Edinburgh in 1687.  Despite the Judge in this particular case being recorded as saying, ‘we have no slaves in Scotland’, slavery is still very much present in Edinburgh and across Scotland in 2019.  In fact slavery is now… Continue reading Announcing the Largest Anti-Slavery Event in Scotland

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“Wee Short Legs that are Quite Old”

“Wee Short Legs that are Quite Old”! Continuing our blog series we introduce key members of the SOHTIS team and are inspired by their contribution to anti-human trafficking work. Hazel is a retired professor of Nursing, has been involved in anti-trafficking work on a voluntary basis for many years.  She sits on our SOHTIS Advisory… Continue reading “Wee Short Legs that are Quite Old”