A residential and industrial district of Glasgow, Kelvinhaugh lies between Yorkhill and Finnieston, 1½ miles (2.5 km) west of the city centre, but rather merges into both of these districts. Early industries here included a cotton mill and Kelvinhaugh Shipyard (1830). The Queen's Dock developed to the east of this shipyard in 1872-80 but closed in the late 1960s and was infilled to provide the site of the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre. The heavy industries have gone and much redevelopment has taken place, including the building of a student village along Kelvinhaugh Street, principally for the use of the University of Glasgow (2005-17). The Kelvinhaugh Bridge carried the Clydeside Expressway over the River Kelvin to the west of Yorkhill. The Clydeside Distillery occupies a distinctive former pump-house on the riverside to the south.

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