Scottish Escorts, Scottish Models and Scottish Courtesans
A word of warning, the laws on sex work and purchasing sex from Scotland Escorts are broadly similar to England and Wales. There are though some subtle differences. Buying and selling sex is legal, so long as it is indoor. Soliciting and kerb-crawling are illegal as in England. Sex workers working together is also illegal. There are also differences in the way the law is implemented on escorts in Scotland. The police forces in Scotland used to be regional. The Edinburgh force allowed sex-work to occur in Saunas, while Glasgow and Aberdeen had a zero policy on brothels. There is now one police force in Scotland. It was originally headed up by the Glasgow commander. The result, mayhem, sex workers evicted from the Edinburgh saunas in their underwear on to the streets. There was a public backlash, and life has continued as before.
If you are an escort in Scotland, take heed; do not work with others for safety in Glasgow or Aberdeen. These regions still have a zero-tolerance for brothels, and you will be prosecuted for brothel-keeping. Please refer to ScotPep for advice.
Looking for a peer-led sex worker support project, then contact Umbrella Lane. Umbrella Lane is situated in a small discreet office in Glasgow city centre where you can come and chat through any issues in relation to work & life with a peer volunteer and get free condoms and lubricants.
Most Glasgow models are working independently from flats or providing outcall services. You will find all types of Glasgow callgirls, from Glasgow BBW, escorts, Glasgow model escorts and the Glasgow courtesans, who are the elite and at the top of their game. There are also Glasgow escort agencies who can provide a selection of girls to your hotel or home. Keep an eye on the Glasgow tour dates. Many ladies regularly tour. Look here for Glasgow escorts.
Aberdeen has been a rich city flooded with oil money and men working on the oil rigs. Aberdeen escorts have made rich pickings from the large quantities of disposable income in the city. The low oil prices and jobs loses have impacted on this booming industry. Still, Aberdeen girls abound, and many other ladies tour the city regularly. As I have warned before, if you are a escort in Aberdeen, be very careful and don’t work with other ladies. This, unfortunately, is dangerous. Only recently a woman was murdered in Aberdeen, working on her own. In my mind, the laws and the police implementation of the laws are much to blame for her death.
Clients can locate Aberdeen models through these pages. Aberdeen courtesans come in all shapes, sizes and services they provide. As in Glasgow, there are a substantial number of ladies touring the city.
Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland had a more progressive attitude toward Edinburgh women. The city allowed informal working together and also allowed brothels to run in the city. Edinburgh women worked together in Edinburgh saunas. These Edinburgh brothels were licenced by the city council as Edinburgh Saunas. Unfortunately, their status is very grey at present. There has been pressure from third-wave feminist organisations and Christian groups to close them down. The change of police force occurred, and there were raids. The owners of the brothels were charged, these charges have since been dropped, and the saunas still operate. The council no longer licenses them
As well as these Saunas many independent Edinburgh models are working in the city selling sex to men and women in homes and hotels. There is also a thriving Edinburgh escort touring circuit.
Are you looking for a Dundee Courtesan? Dundee on the East coast has several Dundee models.
Parlours and Saunas Legality in Edinburgh
All these Saunas advertise openly in directories and will have large signs outside their doors. Everyone knows they are selling sexual services. Strictly what they do is breaking the law. Edinburgh though has taken a positive step by licensing these premises and allowing them to operate. The result is there is less dangerous street prostitution in Edinburgh than in Glasgow where these premises are regularly closed down. This though is now a grey area after the council was forced to stop licensing the saunas, and the police raided them. They are still operating, but for how long.
Men visiting these premises are not breaking the law. Visiting a Brothel in Edinburgh is safe, and importantly ethical. Though Edinburgh allows these places to run, the police still hit hard and close down premises that are using trafficked women, as happened a couple of years ago in Leith.
What to expect from an Edinburgh Escort Sauna?
Saunas in Edinburgh are a little different from most of those in the South. Many have a man at the entrance, and not a woman. Don't be put off by this. Generally, he is a nice chap and can give you quite good advice. I also believe he is more likely to provide some extra security to the women. Talking of security, most will be able to view you before letting you into the establishment.
You will have to pay to enter. Normal fees are £20 for 30 minutes, £30 for an hour. This gives you the right to have a shower, and use the Sauna. Yes, some premises do have actual Saunas. Some have very good Saunas, showers and changing facilities with good lockers.
You will normally then wait in a communal lounge, and be offered soft drinks. While you wait, you can chat with the other clients and the women who are waiting to be picked. This can be a pleasurable pass time, and you can spend quite a long evening in the place. Don't be put off by the other blokes, they know what you are after, just as you know. If this is not quite your scene, then no worry, phone up and book your girl ahead of time. Walk-in and straight down to their room. I promise you will be missing out on a very pleasurable experience comparing each girl before coming to the decision of whom you want for some pleasure.
There are shower facilities in the saunas. Some have them shared, and others have showers in each room. Use them, the women will like nice clean men, as you will expect a nice clean woman and not one smelling of the previous man.
You will choose your woman and be led to their room. All with beds, many with showers, TV, porn, music. You will now pay the woman the fee. Somewhere in the £40 region for 30 minutes, extras may be added for Anal sex. Have fun, but respect her. She may be doing this as a job, but she is a human being and should be respected like everyone else. My best friends are sex workers, they have a very enlightened attitude to life which we can all learn from.
Afterwards, have a shower, and leave with a smile on your face.
The choice at an Edinburgh Escort Sauna
I cannot give a comparative guide, having not visited all the places. Some are small establishments with just 2-3 women working, others are larger, with over 10 workings. Depending on the place, each girl may have her room for the shift or may share the room with others. I like the places where the girl has her room, because once you have chosen her, then its straight to her room and all her things are there ready. 14 women were named as victims of this despicable gang. Police believe there were more. Women were sold to Pakistani men in sham marriages.
Scotland in the News
There is a group of women globally who are at least 12 times more likely to be murdered than women of similar age. Three-quarters of those women will have experienced violence, assault, stalking and rape. These are women who sell sex. The 17th of December is widely observed as International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, marked globally through vigils to remember the people who lost their lives at the intersection of societal stigma, unjust laws and gender-related power that increase sex workers’ (of all genders) vulnerability to violence. This day also marks a renewed commitment to advocating for the protection of sex workers rights to live and work in safety and with equal protection of the law.
It is time for Scotland to live up to our reputation as “progressive” and align our legal and policy frameworks with full decriminalisation, as desired by sex workers themselves, and supported by leading health and human rights organisations like UNAIDS, the World Health Organisation and Amnesty International.
Dr Anastacia Ryan is the founder and director of Umbrella Lane, a sex worker-led charity that supports and campaigns for the rights of sex workers in Scotland
Because the Scottish Government is looking to approaches on prostitution, it appears those who are opposed to sex work are stepping up their campaign to implement the discredited Swedish model. They report on dubious statistics from Sweden and ignore the failure of the Nordic model in Northern Ireland, The Republic of Ireland and France. In all these countries the crime on sex workers has increased since the Nordic model has been implemented. Northern Ireland has reported an increase in trafficking. The evidence in Northern Ireland comes from Queens University. The evidence in Northern Ireland comes from well-researched statistics before and after criminalisation. Sweden has no comparable statistics, and anything from Sweden is pure conjecture.
Survivors will urge MSPs to criminalise paying for sex and decriminalise selling sex when they speak at an event at Holyrood next month. The event – entitled Twenty Years On: What can Scotland learn from Sweden's ground-breaking law to tackle demand for prostitution and sex trafficking? – will be held on December 5.
Vojtech Gombar, 61, Anil Wagle, 37, Jana Sandorova, 28, and Ratislav Adam, 31, were found guilty of charges involving selling eight women for prostitution and slavery following a High Court trial.
Vojtech Gombar, 61, Anil Wagle, 37, Jana Sandorova, 28, and Ratislav Adam, 31, denied trafficking women into Scotland from Slovakia. But a jury at the High Court in Glasgow today returned a guilty verdict for crimes carried out between 2011 to 2017.
A new app is being launched in Scotland. It has been funded to 1 million pounds with money from the Tampon Tax. The scheme uses an app and a website to provide help to Scottish escorts. It was set up because Sacro believes the rise in digital technology may be putting women in danger as more sex workers operate from private homes. Click, a partnership led by Sacro, will reach out to women online, provide safety information and support and direct them to specialist one-to-one support services. Will it provide information escorts want, details of bad clients, the phone number to be wary of. Instant alerts of dangers, the type of information provided by the NUM. We shall have to wait and see. The article does suggest that this will be more to allow services to get their hands on these providers. Until the opposite is proved, I would be wary about signing up to this initiative. Check with SWARM first.
Reports for sex crimes in Scotland were at their highest recorded levels, up by 108% since 2009-10. The sexual assault made up the highest proportion of reported crimes in the last year at 38%, with rape at 18% and crimes related to prostitution – the only sex crime for which the number of reports decreased in the recorded year – at 2%.
Three men and one woman are on trial for trafficking Slovakian women into Glasgow for prostitution. They lived in Govanhill and have pleaded not guilty. Evidence will come from witnesses who live in Slovakia. During evidence, one woman related how she had been sold to a Napalese man outside of Primark for £10,000. She had been brought over to Scotland for a 'better life' and then had been sold on. In another testimony, a woman told how she was sold woman to a man in Ireland to be married.
Like Glasgow, Edinburgh council is considering banning lap-dancing clubs with the usual references to the city’s “liberal attitudes to the sex industry” and the old trope that “historically Edinburgh has turned a blind eye to sex work”.
Trish Godman has died. She was a Labour MSP. She will only be recognised by sex workers as one of the misguided people who wished to abolish sex work by implementing a version of the Nordic Model. wherever this has been implemented, the result has bee more harm to sex workers. Fortunately her bid to implement the Swedish Model of escorting failed.
20th June 2019 Why we must act to stop prostitution becoming an ordinary ‘job’ – Jacci Stoyle
Dr Jacci Stoyle says Prostitution is not ‘empowering’ for women, it’s a miserable life of exploitation and violence, writes Dr Jacci Stoyle.
She is correct that it is not empowering for many. How many of us have jobs which are empowering to us? Yes, a few who work with their minds, doing jobs they love. The rest of us work to eat and live. That is what a job is for and about to the vast majority of us. She may also be correct that sex work is a miserable life of exploitation and violence for many. Where she is incorrect is the reasons, and how not to make it less exploitive and violent.
She quotes statistics which demonstrated that 70 per cent of prostituted women and girls suffer from the post-traumatic stress disorder. This is a Farley nonsense statistic where sex workers were interviewed in war-torn countries, street workers from the ghettos of large criminal areas of American cities.
She talks about unionisation, yes there are not many sex work member in the Scottish GMB Union. It is a new branch created this year. She says it is open to managers, as far as I am aware this is not the case. The Scottish GMB Union branch for sex workers is not open to managers.
She now equates escorts to shopping bags. So fine clients for buying a sexual service from an escort, then the escorts would slowly fade away. She brings up Sweden, the selling of sex has not faded away in that country. The people hurt in that country by the criminalisation of sex are the sex workers. They have been made homeless. Norway which kept statistics and found that sex workers had more violence met out to them after the law was implemented there. In Ireland, the rate of attacks against sex workers has increased by 93% since the sex worker law was introduced. Who gets hurt, the sex workers, and they are still being imprisoned in that country. Dr Jacci Stoyle should open her eyes, and as a Dr. should look at the evidence being produced by the many universities in the UK that show sex work should be decriminalised, making it easier for those working in the industry to report crime and work together.
Sex work is not inherently more dangerous than working in the medical profession. In the medical profession, there are many attacks on nurses and Doctors. Nurses can protect themselves by working together, so why can't the stupid laws of our countries be improved to allow a safer way of working. At least the RCN see the truth of this and support decriminalisation. I am afraid Jaci Stoyle does not deserve the title Dr, with her closed mind to the evidence.
Read her article in the Scotsman
6th June 2019 ‘Centre the voices of sex workers’: Holyrood 'Nordic Model' advocacy sparks new call to reject 'sex buyer laws'
Julie Bindel argues that decriminalising sex work meant decriminalising violence against women and children. Scot-Pep have hit back at this, urging Nicola Sturgeon to reject these call for the Nordic model. Such legislation ultimately puts sex workers and women at greater risk. It would demonstrably be a bad step for the Scottish parliament to take. If Holyrood wants to help sex workers, then they must centre the voices of sex workers, and not pander to the well connected and well-funded lobby groups. Following the release, of Irish Figures by UglyMugs in March, on the tremendous increase in violence against them since the sex buyers law was implemented, sex workers are calling on the Scottish Parliament to consult with them.
Read more in the Common Space
5th June 2019 Nicola Sturgeon urged to introduce a law to criminalise those who pay for sex
Julie Bindel travelled to Scotland and urged the First Minister to become truly progressive and make the purchase of sex illegal while decriminalising the women being abused. Ms Bindel was addressing the Scottish Parliaments cross-party group on commercial sexual exploitation. Ms Bindel said that “allowing the bodies of women to be sold as a commercial transaction” was equivalent to “the slave trade which we abolished 200 years ago.”
How this is slavery when those selling sex are doing so of their own volition. Most campaigners, who look at the evidence, see that sex work should be completely decriminalised in Scotland as the best way of ensuring the safety of sex workers. Total decriminalisation means there are no specific criminal laws governing sex work. This means sex workers can work together brothels. Land Lords can knowingly let premises to sex workers. Escort agencies would be legal. Clients could continue to purchase sexual services. The brothels and saunas in Edinburgh would be legal, and other coud open in Glasgow and Aberdeen.
Read more in the Scotsman
30th May 2019 Man who raked in cash by subletting Dundee flats to prostitutes is jailed for a year
As reported earlier a man was in court for knowingly renting flats to Dundee escorts. He took no part in organising prostitution, just rented these properties to sex workers. Selling sex in Scotland is legal, so how come renting a flat to someone who earns money from selling sex is illegal. This could have dire consequences on all women you try and rent a flat in Scotland on their own. Will they have to prove they are not sex workers? Who is going to take the risk of renting a property to a single woman for fear that the property could be used for paid sex, and the landlord becomes imprisoned.
Read more in the Evening Telegraph
2nd May 2019 Man facing jail for making cash out of subletting three Dundee flats to sex workers
This is where the law is an arse. Sex workers can't easily rent flats from letting agents on short leases, so they have to resort to someone else to do this for them. In the end, the intermediary is going to charge a high rental. The high rentals are though are probably justified, there are times when he can't rent it, and there is always the risk of the law.
His not guilty plea to four charges of human trafficking, one of living wholly or in part on the earnings of prostitution and one breach of bail were accepted by the Crown.
If we were more open to sex work, then some third party would not be required to lease flats.
Read more in the evening telegraph
20th April 2019 Splits occurring in the SNP over sex work
Glasgow SNP councillor Rhiannon Spear has upset some senior party colleagues after she invited a dominatrix sex worker to the City Chambers and posted about it on Twitter. In social media posts, Nat's politician also seems to advocate sex work.
Read more in the Scottish Sun
21st April 2019 Calls to reject 'Nordic model' of sex trade laws after increased violence
Campaigners have called on Scotlands parliament to reject a sex work policy which had increased violence against sex workers in Ireland when it was implemented. Charities promoting decriminalisation have said the increase in violence is not surprising and was anticipated. a 2018 study by the French Medecins du Monde found the Nordic model implemented in Sweden had a detrimental effect on escorts health and safety. Glasgow-based sex worker Megara Furie said that her experiences of the Nordic model in Ireland and Northern Ireland had left her “fearful for the first time in a career spanning almost nine years”.
Read more in National
29th March 2019 £1m backing for a project to help Scotland's 1500 online sex workers
The 1500 Scottish sex workers who use the internet to advertise are being given help via an app and online support services. A one million pound scheme aims to help vulnerable women involved in sex work. The initiative is from Sacro and a network of agencies and is funded by the Government Tampon Tax. The project aims to develop an online model that offers one to one chat services online and which can signpost women to local specialist services.
Sacro is a Scottish community justice organisation which provides services related to community justice, including housing the Another Way project, which provides outreach to sex workers. Sex worker-led organisations have since raised concerns that they were not consulted or involved in the development of this project, which risks creating a less meaningful service or duplicating existing services.
Read more from The Herald
Sex worker-led organisations, such as the National Ugly Mugs, Scotpep and Umbrella Lane have raised concerns as they have not been consulted in the design of the project. Dr Raven Bowen, CEO of NUM, said: ‘Sex workers are capable of designing services and eliminating conditions that contribute to exploitation in their industries. We must use our resources as directed by sex workers. Sex workers use the organisations and the services that they trust. They are not service-resistant, they resist their exclusion.’
A sex worker condemned the initiative in the National. She felt the money could be better spent. The organisation receiving the money aims to get sex workers out of prostitution and does not support decriminalisation. She also thought the app could be used as a data-gathering exercise by the home office.
4th March 2019 Sex workers aim to shape the future of Scotland's prostitution laws
A Glasgow based sex worker was looking to negotiate a better deal and better working conditions. In a 'normal' job, she could have approached a Trade Union. This prompted her to set up her branch of the GMB in Scotland. There is now a Scottish GMB adult entertainment branch which will represent sex workers across the count. Of course, the union is at odds with the SNP policy of implementing the Nordic Model in Scotland. The new sex workers union argues the Nordic model will fail as many workers have no desire to leave their trade. The Nordic model will also make clients more reticent about passing on their contact details making it harder for sex workers to check their date.
Read more from the Herald
22nd February 2019 Buying sex like ‘renting a film’ for men, former prostitute tells Lib Dems
I was a bit disturbed the Liberal Democrats in Scotland were even having a vote on the Nordic Model. It has been LibDem policy to support total decriminalisation of sex work for many years. A motion had been brought to the party conference to ask the LibDems to support and ask for the Nordic Model in Scotland.
A former sex worker argued for the Nordic Model. (This is not usual, most sex workers, and sex workers rights organisations such as ScotPep, SWARM, ECP and IUSW support decriminalisation). A former police officer, Wendy Chamberlain, said criminalisation of any part of sex work does not work in practice, and the attention of the police should be on criminal organisations. Liberal Democrat activist Caron Lindsay arguing that “at the very least, we should have the liberty to use our bodies in the way that we wish”. “As Liberals, we have huge respect for individuals and their right to make their own choices – they may not be the ones we would make but frankly that is not our business.”
The motion was thrown out.
Read more by following this twitter thread from ScotPep and the rather one-sided reporting from the Express and Star