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From its origins as a weaver's village in the 1720s, Anderston merged with the city of Glasgow as that city began to develop in the 18th Century east and west along the banks of the River Clyde. Its name being derived from the principal landowners of the area, the Anderson family of Stobcross. The village became an industrial centre with the growth of Glasgow's cotton industry and by 1824 it had become a Burgh of Barony, although by 1846 it had been incorporated into the city.

Between Anderston and Finnieston is the Finnieston Crane, a prominent landmark on the Glasgow skyline, built in 1932 and standing 53.5m (175 feet) in height. Its purpose was to install boilers and engines in ships.

Today, Anderston lies on the western fringes of the city centre and as such is home to a new international class of hotels and major riverside development.

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