I haven't seen the original query.
I have the same problem opening the original Scottish Glossary thread.
If the word is "Bandster" it crops up in the song Johnnie Sangster. I think (if memory serves) that the bandster was the member of the shearing team who would bind up the sheaves of corn that had been sheared. The song refers to him buckling on his finger steels.
I'm not sure what the original enquiry was about, so I may be off on another tack entirely...