1820 Radical War, The


Sighthill Cemetery Martyrs Monument 300 Springburn Road G21 1SE

The Radical Martyrs, John Baird and Andrew Hardie, were tried for treason, found guilty, and sentenced to be hung drawn and quartered. The Sighthill Monument commemorates their lives. Learn more of this eventful period in Scotlands history.

Learn more of this eventful period in Scotlands history

Members of the 1820 Society will give a talk on the events of the Radical War of 1820 and the part John Baird and Andrew Hardie played in it.

The Sighthill Monument also commemorates James Purlie Wilson,their Radical colleague from Strathaven,who was hanged on Glasgow Green for his part in the insurrection,

He had led a group of Radicals carrying a banner with the slogan Scotland Free or a Desert

The names of sixteen other Radicals who were transported to Australia for their involvement in the Radical War are also listed on the Monument.

Restored in recent years by funding from the 1820 Society and Glasgow Council,the Monument is an impressive reminder of the  life and times of these heroic men,and the sacrifices they made in the cause of democracy.

Number in the Brochure: 179

Event Times

Sun 2pm; 1 hour


Full Disabled Access


Refreshments Available

Getting Here

Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): Barnhill

On Street Parking Available Free of Charge
In cemetery main driveway


The 1820 Society

0141 649 8464

[email protected]

The 1820 Radical War

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The 1820 Radical War
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