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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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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”

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Pope Francis Blesses Anti-Trafficking Initiative

His Holiness Pope Francis has sent a personal message of support and blessing to the Slavery: A Faith Based Response, Inter-Faith Seminar hosted by SOHTIS on Monday 29 April 2019 by charity.  With increasing numbers of victims of trafficking being identified in Scotland, the Seminar which was held at Dundas Castle, South Queensferry, Scotland, created… Continue reading Pope Francis Blesses Anti-Trafficking Initiative

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SOHTIS Team – Brigadier Paul Harkness

The Co-founder of SOHTIS Brigadier Paul Harkness, gives an insight into what inspired him to become involved in anti-human trafficking work.