Welcome to the Scottish Nelson Mandela Memorial Campaign

Nelson Mandela Scottish Memotial FoundationThe Nelson Mandela Scottish Memorial Foundation has launched a campaign to raise funds to create a statue of Nelson Mandela.

In 2020 the campaign is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison (11 February 1990) and commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre (21 March 1960).

In 2019 the campaign clebrated the 25th anniversary of the first democratic election in South Africa and Nelson Mandela’s inauguration as President.

In 2018 the campaign celebrated the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, which was also the 25th anniversary of his visit to Glasgow to receive the Freedoms of nine UK cities at a special ceremony on 9 October 1993.

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Isobel Tait

What you can do

Isobel Tait outlines some ideas for how you can help raise funds for the memorial. The NMSMF’s website is a ...
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South African youth choir that sang in Glasgow celebrates Springboks

At the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014, the choir sang Shosholoza to celebrate being in the first city in ...
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“To honour all those killed or imprisoned for their stand against apartheid”

On this day in 1997, Edinburgh joined Glasgow, Aberdeen, Midlothian and Dundee as Scottish councils giving Mandela their Freedoms to ...
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Freeman of Glasgow, Prisoner of Apartheid – order your cards of the iconic banner

You can now support our campaign by ordering notelets and greetings cards of the  iconic banner 'Freeman of Glasgow, Prisoner ...
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Scotland celebrating UN Nelson Mandela International Day

Scotland celebrating UN Nelson Mandela International Day

Glasgow again did Scotland proud tonight with a civic reception to celebrate UN Nelson Mandela International Day and to boost ...
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On UN Nelson Mandela Day, call for a Scottish people’s statue

The Nelson Mandela Scottish Memorial Foundation (NMSMF) is marking United Nations Nelson Mandela International Day on 18 July by calling ...
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Comedy Night fundraiser at The Stand, Glasgow – Wed 9 October

Fairpley and The Stand Comedy Club have organised a fundraising comedy night at The Stand in Glasgow on Wednesday 9 ...
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Scottish memorial push on 25th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s inauguration as president

On the 25th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's inauguration as president of South Africa on 10 May 2019, the campaign to ...
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The Great May Day Cabaret – a Night for the Nelson Mandela Scottish Memorial Foundation

This year’s Great May Day Cabaret on Monday 6 May at Oran Mor is a fund-raiser for the Nelson Mandela ...
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