In hot water at the power station

THE giant cooling tower of Pinkston Power Station - for a while the largest in Europe - was a landmark on the Glasgow skyline from the 1950s to the 1980s.

Loading Comments
Share
Print

The station, built in 1900 at Port Dundas, generated the electricity which powered the city's tram network. Glasgow Corporation had decided to electrify the network by 1901 for the opening of the International Exhibition at Kelvingrove Park.

One of the strange side effects of the power station was that the cooling system returned hot water to the Forth and Clyde Canal, which is why you can see steam coming off the water in this picture.

With much of the old basin now converted into Scotland's first paddlesports centre, we expect today's canoeists would be glad of warmer waters.

Arts and Entertainment

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

166548

Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email news@eveningtimes.co.uk
Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You Couldn't Make This Up

Sun, sea and sangria beats an active break.

NHS

Entertainment

Lifestyle

ET SHOP1
Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Columnist Michelle McManus is Sussed in the City, and loves to chat about anything and everything.

A weekly round up of social highlights

A weekly round up of social highlights

Cat's Eyes on Glasgow

The Look Awards, a bra fitting and going veggie at Usha’s.

Gail’s Gab

Gail’s Gab

Gail Sheridan is a mother-of-one and wife to Tommy and she likes to get political with the hot topic of the week in her column Gail’s Gab.