Bearsden Bathhouse

East Dunbartonshire


Before being abandoned, the fortress here was occupied for a short time, about 12 years.
There are seven rooms (dressing room, cold room, cold bath, two warm steam rooms, hot steam room, hot bath, and hot drying room), and in the upper right corner of the image, there is a toilet nearby. The sewer drains from the bathroom under the city wall and enters the adjacent ditch. An analysis of the "sediment" indicated some Roman diet in Bearsden: ground wheat kernel fragments, ground barley kernel fragments, figs, seeds, Poppy seeds, celery, hazelnuts, blackberries, raspberries, and bilberries. It seems that there is very little meat in the local diet.