Thomas Muir

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"William Wallace and Robert the Bruce were champions of Freedom...

Thomas Muir was the champion of Democracy!"

Don Martin (Local historian and author)


of Huntershill (1765 – 1799)

Father of Scottish Democracy










13 - 16 of November


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BISHOPBRIGGS   13 - 16 Nov 2013
Festival Sept 2012


Extract from the Thomas Muir Trial 30th August 1793

(Muir’s trial arguably marks the end of the Scottish Enlightenment and the acceptance of the ‘Republic of Letters’)


Extract from the speech Thomas Muir made at his trial on

“What has been my crime? for having dared to be a strenuous and active advocate for an equal representation of the people, in the House of the people.”


Lord Braxfield (th’ hangin’ judge) explained why he was sentencing Thomas Muir and the other leaders of the Convention in Edinburgh to be transported to Australia for fourteen years.

“The British constitution is the best that ever was since the creation of the world, and it is not possible to make it better. Yet Mr. Muir has gone among the ignorant country people and told them Parliamentary Reform was absolutely necessary for preserving their liberty.”


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