Thomas Muir’s Place in History (25th) | Entertainment (28th) | Heritage Trail Walk & Cycle (29th)



  


     






  

 







A landmark discussion and debate; drawing on speakers from Scotland’s academic community and members of local history societies


Speakers will include Professor Nigel Leask (Glasgow University), Dr Gerard Carruthers (Glasgow University), Dr Gordon Pentland (Edinburgh University) and Don Martin (Local Historian)


Short papers by additional invited contributors,  

Including Hector McMillan (Muir Biographer),Dr Jean Barclay, Dr Eric Graham, Alec McMillan,  David McVey and the Rev Dr Iain Whyte.


(free event) (This event is now fully booked)

The First guided walk & cycle of the trail taking in the sights, sounds and history of Thomas Muir’s life in East Dunbarton.   

In association with  Kenmure Ramblers , ED’s Cycle Co-op and Wild by Nature

Special dedication service for Thomas Muir to be held at Cadder Church at 5pm. All welcome.

Cycle Event info and booking form...

Walking Event info and booking form...

10am to 10.45am

(£ 3)


45 mins / 5+

Peach, Oscar and the Dragon’s Tears...

This story-telling play tells the lively tale of what happened when Oscar the cat and his little girl Peach faced the indestructible Dragon of Darkness.

Written and performed by Robert Howat

More info...


Booking info  (Tickets available from Library and at the door)

11.30am to 12.15pm


(£3 / £2 conc)


Muir mini stories

Scenes written & performed by S1 & S2 pupils

from Bishopbriggs Academy


Tickets can be purchased at* Huntershill Gift Shop and Bishopbriggs Library (Tickets available)


*Students at Bishopbriggs Academy can purchase tickets at the school library

1.15pm to 1.45pm


(free)

Hector MacMillan


Links to buy book:

POSTSCRIPT

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Argyle publishing


Over 40 years of research went into Hector MacMillan book ‘A Handful of Rogues’. A very rare opportunity to hear the author discuss the life of radical lawyer Thomas Muir and the discoveries he made in writing this book.


Hector MacMillan became a playwright and dramatist in the 1960’s. He is founder-member of the Scottish Society of Playwrights and he has written and produced numerous plays for Scottish Television, BBC, Scotland TV and Radio and for the Theatre.


* followed by a Q&A session and an opportunity to have books signed.

(Tickets available)

Complimentary tickets can be booked by email  

Or collected in person at Huntershill Gift Shop and Bishopbriggs Library

2pm to 2.45pm


(free)

Don Martin




Don Martin will talk on the political landscape of this time and how this relates significantly to local history.

(Tickets available)

Complimnetary tickets can be booked by email

Or collected in person at Huntershill Gift Shop and Bishopbriggs Library

3.15pm to 4.15pm


(free)

Muir

by

Peter Arnott

(Play Reading)

Peter Arnott will direct members of the Antonine players for the play reading. Peter is one of Scotland’s leading playwrights, his plays have been produced by nationally and internationally. Muir was one of the first play that he wrote and premiered at the Tron Theatre (Originally directed by Michael Boyd in 1986).

(Tickets available)

Complimentary tickets can be book by email

Or collected in person at Huntershill Gift Shop and Bishopbriggs Library

4.30pm to 5pm


(free)

Tam Craven

(Poet)


Local poet Tam Craven reciting his amusing poetry and sharing a tale or two.

(Tickets available)

Comlimentary tickets can be book by email

Or collected in person at Huntershill Gift Shop and Bishopbriggs Library

7.15pm


 (£14)

Remembering Thomas Muir...

Dick Gaughan

Dick Gaughan is headlining this special evening celebrating the life of Thomas Muir

Hosted by the actor and comic Lewis Macleod (BBC)

Evening will also include Iain Ingram, Calum low, John Watson & Davie Waterson

More info...  

Booking info... (Sold out)

Thomas Muir Heritage Trail                                               Sun 29th May

Entertainment & Inside Events at the Fort Theatre      Sat 28th May

Thomas Muir’s Place in History                                        Wed 25th May

Iain Ingram


  


Bishopbriggs Gala Event’s  at the Thomas Muir Festival


(In association with the Bishopbriggs Community Council and Ed’s Cycle Co-op)





Entertainment & Outside Events at the Fort Theatre      Sat 28th May

12.30pm to 1pm


Free


Gala Event

Songs of praise

12.45pm to 1pm

Free

Gala Event

Rainbow Ride, a mass cycle procession of the pupils, parents and staff of the Bishopbriggs Cycle Freindly Schools, supported by ED's Cycle Co-op and Strathclyde Police.

Leaving from Bishopbriggs Library at 12.45 and cycling to the Fort Theatre

1pm to 1.15pm

Free

Gala Event

St Mathews Primary School Jazz Band

Out door free event at the Fort

1.15pm to 1.30pm

Free

Gala Event

Gala Crowning

Out door free event at the Fort

1pm to 2pm

Free

Gala Event

Bishopbriggs Youth BMX Club demonstration riding on KSI ramps.

Lewis Jennings, Mick and Katman to perform as well as the whole group

(Club members only will be allowed to perform on the KSI ramps)

Dr. Bike clinic will be in operation at Fort Theatre.


  

 







Events at Bishopbriggs Library                                          Sat 28th May

10am to 5pm


FREE

Thomas Muir Exhibition

Thomas Muir Exhibition including the Alexander Stoddart sculpture of Thomas Muir

10am to 4pm

FREE

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