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“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)
Essays for the Twenty First Century
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."
Thomas Muir Festival 2017