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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Thomas Muir 250

The 250th Anniversary

Thomas Muir 250 - Events

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7th March

On going


John Kay Print Exhibition (character prints those involved from the period) at the Thomas Muir Coffee Shop – Part of Local History week

FOTM


30th March

2nd April


 Scottish Parliament - Exhibition stand

FOTM


June

Sept


National Portrait Gallery - Portrait sketch of Thomas Muir by David Martin  exhibited



12th june



Scottish Local History Forum event at St Andrews House

SLHF


Monday24th Aug


1pm

MURRAY ARMSTRONG discusses the legacy of Thomas Muir (D.O.B. 24.08.1765) on the 250th anniversary of his birth

Edinburgh Book Fringe 2015

43-45 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DB

Word Power Books


Monday 24th Aug


7.00pm for 7.30pm

ALEX SALMOND  MP delivers the Thomas Muir Memorial Lecture in Edinburgh on the 250th anniversary of Thomas Muir's birth (24.08.1765)


Venue:

St Mary's Cathedral

Palmerston Place

Edinburgh

EH12 5AW

Admission is free but a donation of £5.00 or more would be welcome to cover costs

Word Power Books

Tickets available from 1st July 2015 from Word Power Books


All Welcome

Monday

24th Aug


Tbc

New Thomas Muir Portrait


Lillie Art Gallery launch


 On public display following private following unveiling



26th Aug


12.45pm to 1.30pm

National Portrait Gallery -  Talks and tour - Professor Gerard Carruthers and Professor Nigel Leask

NPG

Free but ticketed

August (TBC)



Cadder Church - Memorial Thomas Muir engraved window commissioned

Cadder Church


23rd Sept


6pm to 8pm

2-hour Reception at the Scottish Parliament

with contributions from leading academics, local historians and pupils from Douglas Academy and Bishopbriggs Academy (including a musical arrangement and short play)

Open to the public, but must book via email  by 21st Sept for Scottish Parliament protocol

To book Email

admin@thomasmuir.co.cuk

FOTM & EDC Schools

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admin@thomasmuir.co.cuk

3rd Oct


9.45am to 11.15am

Democracy 250 walk

Caltonhill to Scottish Parliament

Milngavie Pipe band leading procession

FOTM


25th Oct


2pm to 3pm

Burns Birth Place Museum - Thomas Muir…  Robert Burns contemporary

BBPM


Fri 30th Oct


1pm to 5pm

Thomas Muir Academic Symposium', accompanied by launch of a Thomas Muir Exhibition at the University of Glasgow.

UofG / CofRBS / Prof Gerard Carruthers


14th Nov

28th Nov

10am to 4pm

East Dunbartonshire Schools Art Competition: Theme Thomas Muir portrait - Finalists to be exhibited at the Thomas Muir Coffee Shop, Huntershill – overall winning portrait to be gifted to the Scottish Parliament

FOTM


20th Nov 7.30pm


7.30pm to 10.30pm

University of Glasgow Chapel – Concert – Dick Gaughan, Kirkintilloch Male Voice Choir (TBC) and Rallion

Stevie Lawrence / FOTM


24th Nov

Day time



National Portrait Gallery’ -  Youth Debate ’16 & 17 year olds'

Douglas Academy, SYP & NPG

Book tickets

here

TBC



The Muir Society events – reference Brian FitzPatrick

TMS


TBC



EDC events to be confirmed

EDC