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Relative of Mandela to visit capital

The granddaughter of Nelson Mandela is to speak in the debating chamber of the Scottish Parliament on harnessing arts and culture to foster mutual understanding between nations.

Businesswoman Nandi Mandela is due to speak at the Edinburgh International Culture Summit, alongside Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, and cultural figures and musicians on August 10-12.

Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick, MSP, said: "Here at the Parliament, we promote culture as a way of engaging with people on issues that matter to them. We've seen the positive reaction from visitors to art such as that of Andy Warhol and the Great Tapestry of Scotland, which will be back at Holyrood again this summer.

"It is therefore our great pleasure to host the summit, and we are delighted to offer this rare opportunity to hear from eminent speakers, including Nandi Mandela, as they explore the power of culture on nations."

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