Birds' Eye Views of Glasgow
- Downriver towards Govan and Renfrew
This view from the Glasgow Tower is looking west, down the river Clyde towards what used to be one of the biggest stretches of shipbuilding in the world. There are still a few yards left in Govan on the south bank and at the former Yarrow's yard on the north bank. The cranes visible on this picture are all that are left of what used to be a forest of such structures.
The large reddish building on the north bank of the river is the Meadowside Granary. Ships would unload grain here and it would be stored in this huge building until it was distributed across central Scotland. The whole area is scheduled for a major redevelopment and this building will be demolished.
On a clear day, such as when this photo was taken, it is possible to see Ben Lomond on the horizon - over 25 miles away.
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