Six Castles and a Bastle in Upper Clydesdale

This report features a localised grouping of castle sites and a bastle house that are given as a guide to defensive sites dating from the 12th to the 17th centuries in Upper Clydesdale, South Lanarkshire. Map showing locations of sites...
Old photo of Carnwath Mill showing upper entrance and fore stair

A Miscellany of Bastle Houses – updated report

Since 1981 after the discovery that Windgate House near Coulter was a bastle house, search, survey and in some instances excavation, has revealed a series of hitherto unknown such houses in Upper Clydesdale. Research continues on the subject of...

Bastle Houses and Sheep Buchts

Bastle Houses and Sheep Buchts Coming from zero in terms of knowledge of these sites, we have now recorded bastles or possible bastles, countless sheep milking buchts and numerous shieling sites. The emerging scenario depicts tenant farmers, rearing sheep and...
Selection of microliths

Mesolithic Biggar

It is almost certain that rivers and their tributaries did play the fundamental role of routes through the landscape of southern Scotland; many sites appear to testify to that assumption. Camp sites however may be another matter, factors which...
Daer reservoir showing peat where water is down

Reservoir Archaeology

In the area of the upper reaches of the Rivers Tweed and Clyde, there are five major reservoirs which have been inspected by BAG during periods of low water levels; these are Camps and Daer in Crawford parish in...
Selection of Microliths from Daer Valley excavation

Daer Valley and Clydesdale Mesolithic Report

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View from Tinto Hill – Cairn

Latest Reports – Crossing the Clyde, On Tintock Tap, two reports on mesolithic Daer...

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Bastle Houses and Sheep Buchts

Selection of microliths

Mesolithic Biggar

Daer reservoir showing peat where water is down

Reservoir Archaeology