Oct 11, 2011
The site of Robert Wishart, the Bishop of Glasgow’s, castle is on the current Columbie Farm (north-north-east of Carstairs Village). In the Roman era, a military encampment was located close by at Castledykes (near Ravenstruther), with a marching camp in the grounds of Monteith House, Carstairs.
Walter the Steward was granted lands here. Anglo-Norman skilled workers were brought to work on the estate,...