THE giant Glasgow Tower at the Science Centre is to re-open to the public less than a week before the curtain rises for the Commonwealth Games.

The world's tallest fully rotating freestanding building has undergone a £1.8million upgrade following a catalogue of incidents which saw bosses shut the tower three years ago.

It's due to re-open on Saturday, July 19, when paying customers will be able see stunning views over the city for 20 miles from the only tower able to fully rotate 360 degrees.

The Evening Times revealed last year that the tower would turn again and how independent experts had been brought in to tackle problems which beset the 127 meters high structure.

As a result the main thrust bearing has been completely refurbished while new lifts have also been installed.

Dr Stephen Breslin, the centre's chief executive, said: "We are excited to return Glasgow Tower back to the city this summer. It is an iconic landmark along the River Clyde and a world-class feat of engineering."