FOUNDATION Revives Plan For Nelson Mandela Statue

24 February, 2021 | News, Public Realm, Public Art

Image indicating the scale and location of the proposed statue

THE Nelson Mandela Scottish Memorial Foundation has applied to get Iplanning permission for a statue in central Glasgow renewed.

The foundation previously had consent for a statue of South African campaigner and politician Mandela to be put up in Nelson Mandela Place.

Permission has expired and a new application has now been made and is pending assessment by city planners.

The foundation says it wants to mark Glasgow’s connections to Mandela with a permanent memorial.

It is fundraising for the £150,000 budget and hopes the installation would be completed by early 2022.

An open competition will be held to select the sculptor.

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