Thomas Muir

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)

of Huntershill (1765 – 1799)

Father of Scottish Democracy

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Peoples Palace

Thomas Muir honoured at Glasgow’s Peoples Palace, on a banner from the time of the Spanish Civil War


Thomas Muir - Father of Scottish Democracy

Bishopbriggs Library (East Dunbartonshire, Scotland)


2000 Years of Democracy

Australian Museum of Democracy (Canberra)


Images from the Thomas Muir Heritage Trail

Jimmy Watson (Kirkintilloch Marina, East Dunbartonshire)

Canal Festival, August 2010

Thomas Muir of Huntershill Exhibition

Jimmy Watson (Kirkintilloch Marina, East Dunbartonshire)

Canal Festival, August 2009

Thomas Muir of Huntershill Exhibition

Jimmy Watson  (Kirkintilloch Marina, East Dunbartonshire)

St Andrews Day Celebrations, November 2009

Beyond Use

Roderick Buchanan

Ormeau Baths Gallery (Belfast)

(cur. Robert Peters)



(catalogue available)

Roderick Buchanan

Gallery of Modern Art (Glasgow)

(cur. Sean McGlashan)


Film, Video & 18th Century Politics

(catalogue available)

Roderick Buchanan

Camden Arts Centre (London)

(cur. Bruce Haines & Jenni Lomax)


Thomas Muir Help Desk

Roderick Buchanan

Galerie Praz Delavallade (Paris)


Artists & Exhibitions

Roderick Buchanan

Roderick Buchanan (born 1965) is a Scottish artist working in the fields of installation, film and photography.

After attending Thomas Muir High School, Buchanan studied at the Glasgow School of Art in the 1980s, where he was part of a group later described as "The Irascibles", which included fellow students Douglas Gordon, Ross Sinclair, Jaqueline Donachie, Christine Borland and Martin Boyce.

Wikipedia biog

His exhibitions, articles and works linked to Muir include....

Help find my Neighbour (online project)

Map Magazine

Camden Arts Centre

'Thomas Muir Help Desk' - Galerie Praz Delavallade, Paris - was a group of works including a banner, a chronology of Tom's life, some blackboards with some of Roddy's thoughts in relation to the subject. An ariel photograph of Bishopbriggs was also included. The work is now part of a collection; called the 'City of Paris Collection', which the city of Paris bought in 2003.

Alexander Stoddart

 East Dunbartonshire Council specially commissioned a bust of Thomas Muir by Alexander Stoddart.

The bust is on permanent exhibition in the Thomas Muir Exhibition at Bishopbriggs library

A replica was made and is on permanent exhibition at the Australian Museum of Democracy (Canberra), where Muir's contribution to democracy is honoured in the '2000 years of Democracy' exhibition.

Link to Alexander Stoddart's site