Thomas Reid was a journalist at the Glasgow Herald.
Reid was an original lay member of Glasgow Art Club from 1886, and was elected Vice President in 1892; he resigned on 31 October 1904. He was among those Glasgow painters who in 1891 appended their names to a list requesting that the Corporation of Glasgow buy Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137) (#12326).
Records of Glasgow Art Club.