Titan Crane, Clydebank

Titan Crane, Clydebank, Scotland

 
This evening, I am focusing on Clydebank which is a part of the Glasgow ( west of Scotland) conurbation  with a long and proud shipbuilding heritage dating back to the early 1800s. The main companies associated with shipbuilding were Thomson Bros and John Brown with the latter responsible for such famous vessels as the Queen Mary, Lusitania and Queen Elizabeth 2 plus many naval vessels. Sadly, the shipbuilding industry has disappeared but there is a physical legacy in form of the giant Titan Crane  at the former John Brown yard which as been transformed into a successful visitor attraction.
 
Going back further in time, Clydebank was (and remains) the western end of the Forth and Clyde Canal (1790), an early communications and transport route linking Glasgow to Edinburgh on the east.
 
Clydebank suffered heavy bomb damage during WW2.
 
An interesting location to visit, particularly for those who wish to connect with Scotland’s industrial history. Another aspect is the photographic opportunities from atop the Titan Crane.
 
Here is a view looking east towards Glasgow. 
Clydebank, Glasgow

Clydebank, Glasgow, Scotland

 
Here is a view looking west towards the Erskine Bridge and Firth of Clyde.
 
Erskine Bridge from Clydebank

Erskine Bridge from Clydebank, Glasgow

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