Finnieston Quay, River Clyde, Glasgow. Finnieston Crane with perfect reflections on Christmas Eve just before the snow begun to fall

Glasgow, Scotland

The Finnieston Crane, also known as Stobcross Crane located in the former Queen’s Dock by the banks of Finnieston Quay by River Clyde.

Finnieston Crane stand as a fantastic symbol of Glasgow’s shipbuilding and engineering heritage; and was used to load cargo onto ships and is one of only a few giant cantilever cranes remaining worldwide.

Finnieston Quay is located on the North side of River Clyde in Glasgow; before the deindustrialisation the area was filled of docks and warehouses; today it’s an area for housing and businesses.

Queen’s Dock was opened in 1877 to be used for exporting goods from Glasgow city around the world. Sadly, the docks were closed in 1969.

Today, you shall find the following businesses on the banks of Finnieston Quay e.g. Clyde Auditorium, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow City Heliport, Crowne Plaza Hotel etc.

River Clyde is the second longest river in Scotland with its around 40 miles (65 km) long; meandering though the various landscape and suburban areas, including the heart of city of Glasgow. The river stretches from the Firth of Clyde near Port Glasgow, Inverclyde to Glenochar, South Lanarkshire.

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