THE landmark Clydebank Titan Crane has won a top engineering award.
It is only the second Scottish winner of the prestigious Engineering Heritage Award from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.Previous winners include the Waverley paddle steamer.
The Titan cost £24,600 and was built in 1907 by Sir William Arrol. It was used to lift heavy equipment at John Brown shipyard on the River Clyde and helped with the construction of warships and other vessels, including the QE2.
The historic structure also survived the Clydebank blitz unscathed.
In 2007, the Grade A-listed structure was refurbished by Clydebank Re-built, an urban regeneration firm, as a tourist attraction and shipbuilding museum.
The £3million restoration saw a lift installed to bring visitors up to the Titan's 150-ft high platform.
The award was presented to members of the Titan Clydebank Trust board.
John Wood MBE, chairman of the IME' heritage committee said: "This is a magnificent example of mechanical engineering and forms an integral part of the local landscape.
"The award celebrates its position as the oldest crane of its type in existence."
He said the award honoured the team who built it and the restoration work of Clydebank Re-built."
Claire McGinley, of Clydebank Re-built said: "We are very honoured to receive this prestigious award."