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 Scottish bastle houses, and fieldwork, although now scaled down, continues also. This paper presents several sites which have seen less intensive research but are nevertheless important as part of the grouping of bastles and probable bastles in Upper Clydesdale, now part of South Lanarkshire.
The sites that are in this paper have not merited individual reports compared to those places which have been more thoroughly investigated, mainly by excavation and which are given on the BAG website. This work completes the reporting of sites which are confidently interpreted as bastle houses in Clydesdale, although other possible sites are known, and numerous localities where only historical references are now available, are also suspected as being of the bastle tradition of building and occupation in the 17th century (see Zeune 1992).