Today, Monday 9 December, Provost Jim Todd opened a book of condolence for Nelson Mandela at the Dick Institute, Kilmarnock.
Provost Todd said: “Around the world people are mourning the death of a true global hero, Nelson Mandela.
“Nelson Mandela dedicated his life to fighting against apartheid and ending oppression in his homeland. He faced fear with courage and made great personal sacrifices to lead his nation to freedom.
“A book of condolence has been opened and is situated in the entrance hall of the Dick Institute and will be available for members of the community to sign.
“It was an honour to open the book of condolence this morning to mark the incredible achievements of this great man.”
The book of condolence will be available until Tuesday 24 December.