Titan Crane, Glasgow

 Tonight, I am reporting on the Titan Crane which is located in Glasgow’s Clydebank district.

 Titan Crane

 This magnificent structure dates from 1907 and was once part of the famous John Brown shipbuilding works on the River Clyde. After a long and illustrious history dating back to the mid 19th century, shipbuilding went into prolonged decline and the yards were finally demolished in 2002. However, the Titan Crane was allocated a Category ‘A’ heritage rating (highest possible) and has been transformed into a tourist attraction in context of an initiative to regenerate the Clydebank area. A lift takes visitors to the top of the crane where there is information and a film on the proud shipbuilding tradition of the Clyde, not to mention the stunning views of Glasgow to the east and Erskine Bridge to the west.Visibility at time of visit was about average.

Famous ships built at the John Brown yard include: Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, Royal Yacht Britannia, QE2, Lusitania and HMS Hood.

Here is a video clip

View east from atop the crane looking towards Glasgow.  
River Clyde and Glasgow


More information

For more information on Glasgow, other Scottish cities and Scotland from a visitor perspective please refer Visitors’ Guide to Scotland, ISBN 978-1-9161332-0-4. This publication is also available via Kindle.


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