South African flag flying at half-mast alongside the Saltire outside Scottish Government headquarters http://t.co/B3D7S5Ar4G
First Minister Alex Salmond said:
“The death of Nelson Mandela marks the passing of a great statesman and a global icon, so it is only appropriate that we here in Scotland, a land Mr Mandela had great affinity with, mark his passing appropriately.
“That is why I have today instructed that the South African national flag should fly at half-mast alongside the Saltire outside St Andrew's House in Edinburgh.
“The whole world is marking the loss of a great leader – all of Scotland feels that loss, and we join the people of South Africa in particular in marking Mr Mandela’s passing.”
More top news
Carlisle is expected to be a hotly contested seat, and on May 7 the vote could be a benchmark for the rest of the country.
It'll be built at the site of the old Robinson's Brewery in Ulverston.
A new display at Dumfries Museum celebrates the Scots who fought, and sometimes died, for their country.