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 2021 the campaign is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Nelson Mandela receiving the Freedom of the City of Glasgow, the first city in the world to award the honour; and the 35th anniversary of the naming of Nelson Mandela Place in Glasgow when it was still the location of the apartheid consulate. (Click here for previous years)

Denis Goldberg

Denis Goldberg – our patron, friend and comrade

It is with great sadness that we report the death of our patron Denis Goldberg at the age of 87 ...
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Major education milestone reached in Scottish Mandela memorial campaign

Major education milestone reached in Scottish Mandela memorial campaign

A major milestone in the campaign for a a statue and lasting memorial to Nelson Mandela in Scotland has been ...
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When Mandela Danced in the Square

New Wosdec resource pack for educators and podcast

From Wosdec… "Want a FREE 80 PAGE RESOURCE packed with activities and inspiration??! Plus a podcast to go with it??! 🥳 ...
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Patrons

30th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison: Campaign patrons back £30k drive to achieve people’s statue in Glasgow

On 11 February 2020, the 30th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release after 27 years in prison, notable patrons of the Nelson ...
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David Kenvyn

Day of Nelson Mandela’s release – a personal reminiscence. David Kenvyn on the front line of celebrations in 1990

On 2nd February 1990, President FW De Klerk went to the South African Parliament and announced the unbanning of the ANC ...
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thumbnail of Kiltwalk poster A4 2020 Revised

The Kilt Walk is here again…

…and NMSMF is again looking for volunteers to walk for us at any or all of the dates and locations ...
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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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Edinburgh mother and child

“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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Jim Cathcaret and Brian Filling with the banner

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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