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The 1820 Radical War – Q&A

Day: Sunday
Time: 2pm
Booking Necessary: Yes

This Q&A event is an opportunity for you to ask questions of the 1820 society, which have arisen from watching the video below. Please make sure to watch the video before the session as it will not be shown during.

The Scottish Uprising of the early 19th century involved thousands across Central Scotland and is still shrouded in secrecy. The aims were political as well as economic.
The authorities panicked and deployed soldiers throughout Glasgow and other towns. Men women and children died, in the streets or on the gallows. Many were transported to Australia.
Erected in 1847 under conditions of secrecy imposed by the authorities, the Martys’ Monument in Sighthill Cemetery is still little known even to those who live nearby. It is an impressive reminder of the men who sacrificed their lives in the cause of democracy. In this 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bonnymuir, hear the story and hear a song composed by one of the transportees.

Other Information


Parking: Yes


Physical Access to Building: Fully Accessible (access to all areas without trouble, including for someone using a wheelchair or mobility scooter)

Sunday @ 2pm

Duration: 1 hour