Jo Swinson MP for East Dunbartonshire is encouraging local residents to take part in Bishopbriggs' Thomas Muir Festival from 22-29 September.
The festival is a full week of events for everyone featuring art, music, theatre, comedy, walking and fun for kids.
The second edition of the festival organised by Friends of Thomas Muir will celebrate the life of one of the district's most famous sons.
Commenting Jo said:
"The Father of Scottish Democracy Thomas Muir is a cherished local hero for those who are familiar with him.
"However not enough people in the local area know his story and so I welcome this festival remembering his legacy.
"With poetry, storytelling, walks and more, there really is something for the whole family. For more information visit http://www.thomasmuir.co.uk/"