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Tower blocks on Kennishead Avenue
Location within Glasgow
OS grid referenceNS545602
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Glasgow
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGLASGOW
Postcode districtG46
Dialling code0141
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
55°48′47″N 4°19′25″W / 55.813079°N 4.323476°W / 55.813079; -4.323476Coordinates: 55°48′47″N 4°19′25″W / 55.813079°N 4.323476°W / 55.813079; -4.323476

Kennishead (Scots: Kennisheid, Scottish Gaelic: Ceann Ceanais)[1] is a neighbourhood in the Scottish city of Glasgow. Its territory, south of the River Clyde, is fairly isolated, bordering a park to the south and a golf course to the north, as well as the residential area of Carnwadric. The majority of the housing consists of three (originally five, two since demolished)[2] high rise tower blocks of 23 storeys, which dominate the area visually.[3]

The area is also home to the disused farm from which it takes its name,[4] formerly owned by Sir John Maxwell.

Kennishead was originally called "Kenneth's Head".[5]

Kennishead railway station is on the Glasgow South Western Line to Barrhead.

See also


  1. ^ List of railway station names in English, Scots and Gaelic – NewsNetScotland Archived 22 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Five high-rise caretakers sacked after being accused of 'allowing drug deals' in the tower blocks". Daily Record. 6 August 2015. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Tower Block: Kennishead". University of Edinburgh. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  4. ^ Kennishead (Pollok House, 1830), The Glasgow Story
  5. ^ Map of the County of Renfrew, National Library of Scotland