On the 40th anniversary of the Deir Yassin massacre, the Lord Provost of Glasgow, Robert Grey, planted a tree in memory of the massacred Palestinians of Deir Yassin.
Glasgow was the first city to grant Nelson Mandela the Freedom of the City, in 1981 while he was still in prison and before he became the revered figure he is now.
Glasgow City Council is still the only official body to have made a memorial to the victims of Deir Yassin.
The tree, which is marked by a plaque, is in the grounds of Kelvingrove Gallery in the splendid 19th century municipal park beside the River Kelvin and the University of Glasgow. It is in the company of monuments to many groups. One may take the virtual heritage trail to see the setting of the Deir Yassin memorial - though the memorial is not mentioned.
Annual commemorations have been held for some years at the memorial by Scottish Friends of Palestine (see commemorations page) who commemorated there on April 14th in 2013, its 25th anniversary. To read about this go to our Deir Yassin Day 2013 page.