Thomas Muir

100 - 102 Crowhill Road Bishopbriggs Gllasgow G64 1RP


“I have devoted myself to the cause of the people.

It is a good cause… It shall ultimately prevail…

It shall finally triumph”

Thomas Muir (Aug 1793)

of Huntershill (1765 – 1799)

Father of Scottish Democracy

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Plans to celebrate the

‘Father of Scottish Democracy’

250th Anniversary in 2015


Thomas Muir was born on the 24th August 1765


“I have devoted myself to the cause of the people”



National Committee formed


A National Committee has been formed to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Muir – known as ‘The Father of Scottish Democracy’.


The committee brings together academics, advocates, local history representatives and politicians from various political parties, to celebrate Scottish democracy in 2015. They are:



A full programme of events has been planned for this year by the Friends of Thomas Muir of Huntershill.


Some dates and times are still to be confirmed… more info

Thomas Muir 250

Thomas Muir of Huntershill

As the leading voice of reform in Scotland, Muir suffered persecution and ultimately transportation for sedition for advocating democratic principles in Scotland.

As a national figure associated with the ideals of democracy, Muir was essentially a democrat who believed in the people when the majority were not allowed to vote.

The first political prisoners transported to Australia were convicted in Edinburgh and were known as the "Scottish Political Martyrs."