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.
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
All other ACTSA Scotland activities continue as normal.