100 - 102 Crowhill Road Bishopbriggs Glasgow 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)
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‘Thomas Muir Wemorial Window’
A window to commemorate the Scottish political reformer, Thomas Muir, in his home church in the 250th anniversary of his birth
About the project
The window will be in etched glass by the Scottish glass artist Anita Pate. Here is a sample of her work and an artists sketch of the window to be created for Cadder Church.
The left panel portrays Muir's life in Scotland prior to his trial and deportation. The cross is the symbol of his faith, the scales of justice his passion for justice and his career as an advocate. The crests are of the two universities where he studied, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The chestnut leaves are a reminder of the trees at his home, Huntershill, the hop flowers are a reminder of the family's trade. The design on the scales and the weaving at the bottom of the panel are reminders of the weavers and calico workers whose rights Muir sought to defend.
The right panel follows him into exile to Botany Bay and his escape taking with him only a Bible and compass, both depicted here along with the sea and a sailing ship. The cross again appears and beside it the Martyrs' Memorial from Calton Hill in Edinburgh which commemorates Muir and those who suffered with him.
Cadder Church’s Memorial Window to Thomas Muir
Has been successfully raised with the generous assistance of:
Cadder Churches congregation
Louise Finch Concert
Pledge from an individual
Friends of Thomas Muir
Bishopbriggs Community Council
Iain McSporran and the Glasgow Bar Association
Thank you to everyone who has donated so generously
We’re aiming to have the new window in place mid November. Details of the special dedication service to be announced.