Thomas Muir

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100 - 102 Crowhill Road Bishopbriggs Gllasgow G64 1RP

"William Wallace and Robert the Bruce were champions of Freedom...

Thomas Muir was the champion of Democracy!"

Don Martin (Local historian and author)

of Huntershill (1765 – 1799)

Father of Scottish Democracy

Scottish Charity Number: SCO 41688

The Friends of Thomas Muir charity is dedicated to maintaining the memory of

Thomas Muir the ‘Father of Scottish Democracy’

A working partnership between East Dunbartonshire Council and members of the community.

The charity is currently being headed and chaired by deputy council leader Cllr Billy Hendry.

Friends of Thomas Muir currently include;

Community members

John, Jimmy and Alex Watson (Huntershill Village), Michael Facenna (Proprietor Allied Vehicles), Don Martin (Local historian and author) and Caroline James (partner with Todd Murray Lawyers)

East Dunbartonshire Councillors

Cllr Billy Hendry, Cllr Gordan Low, Cllr Michael O'Donnell, Cllr Amanda Stewart and Cllr Alan Moir.


The association’s objectives are:

To advance the education of the public in Scotland and the wider world about the life of Thomas Muir - “the Father of Scottish Democracy” and to further this interest through the creation and development of activities and initiatives pursuant with the advancement of citizenship and community development, advancement of the arts, heritage culture of science, the provision of recreational facilities or the organisation of recreational facilities with the object of improving the conditions of life of the general public at large.


Any profits or surpluses made by the FOTM Charity will be invested back into it and used to support its charitable purposes