The Nelson Mandela Scottish Memorial Foundation has been formally registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) with the purpose of increasing awareness of the life, work and legacy of Nelson Mandela, of the connections between him and Scotland, and of other links between Scotland and South Africa over the years.   A major early objective will be to fund and erect a statue of Mandela in Glasgow, probably in Nelson Mandela Place, in recognition of Glasgow as the first city in the world to grant him the Freedom of the City, an initiative that was very significant at the time.  The Foundation is an independent charity but ACTSA Scotland has agreed to work closely with it in achieving these objectives.  More information will be given as it becomes available.

    The ACTSA Scotland Book Appeal is now suspended until some time in 2017 due to the closure for a major refurbishment of Hillhead Library in Glasgow, our base for sorting, packing and storing the books.
    All other ACTSA Scotland activities continue as normal.