YOU will no doubt publish many well deserved tributes to Nelson Mandela, above all to his courage, fortitude and moral clarity.
Remarkably, Nelson Mandela managed to convince both the apartheid authorities and his own party leadership that there was a route through the barriers of hate and history towards freedom.
NELSON Mandela was a name I'd heard on the news and being discussed by my parents and their friends in the late 1980s and into 1990 - the year when he was freed.
HE was the prince who lived to become a king of humankind.
Nelson Mandela visited Glasgow in October 1993, before his election as President of South Africa, to receive the Freedom of nine UK places at a special ceremony in the City Chambers.