Titan Crane, Clydebank

Titan Crane, Clydebank, Glasgow

This morning, I visited the Titan Crane in Glasgow’s Clydebank.

This magnificent structure dates from 1907 and was once part of the famous John Brown shipbuilding works on the River Clyde. Ater 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 categorised as Catgeory ‘A’ listed structure (highest possible) and has been transformed into a tourist attraction in context of an initiate 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 Bride to the west. Visibility today was about average.

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

View from Titan Crane, Clydebank

View from Titan Crane, Clydebank, Glasgow

 

River Clyde and Erskine Bridge viewed from Titan Crane

River Clyde and Erskine Bridge viewed from Titan Crane, Clydebank

 

Titan Crane, Clydebank

Titan Crane, Clydebank, Scotland

 

Can certainly recommend a trip to the crane to connect with Glasgow’s long shipbuilding tradition. Will endeavour to include a visit to the crane in my Glasgow tours in future.

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