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. 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.
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