On this day in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from 27 years in prison. The world celebrated, not least In Glasgow where a large crowd gathered in Nelson Mandela Place, Glasgow, filling the street.
Four dangerous years of negotiation then led to free elections and Mandela as President.
You can help build a statue to Nelson Mandela in Nelson Mandela Place Glasgow. Why not raise funds in the Virtual Kiltwalk? Register and https://thekiltwalk.co.uk/scotlandsvirtual choose us as your charity. Donations also welcome at bit.ly/KWMSM . Tom Hunter Foundation tops up by 50%.
This year our 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.