GLASGOW’S OWN SPACESHIPS
Don’t worry these aren’t invaders from an alien world, or remains from H.G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds, these large buildings are water towers. The Cranhill water tower seems to be particularly famous, possibly because it is easy to visit.
The water tower in Cranhill has become famous over the years as a landmark, and so much so that it has been illuminated with lights since around 1999.
Built in 1951 by FA Macdonald and Partners to supply water to the new housing estate of Cranhill. The water comes from Loch Katrine and is released, by gravity, to the homes. The water tower at Cranhill is special as it is square, and most water towers are circular. If you are an engineering or just history/architecture geek, this is a place for you.
junction of Stepps Road and Bellrock Road