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Scottish Gaelic: Ceann Ceanais
Scots: Kennisheid
Kennishead is located in Glasgow council area
 Kennishead shown within Glasgow
OS grid reference NS545602
Council area Glasgow City Council
Lieutenancy area Glasgow
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G46
Dialling code 0141
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Glasgow South
Scottish Parliament Glasgow Cathcart
List of places

Coordinates: 55°48′47″N 4°19′25″W / 55.813079°N 4.323476°W / 55.813079; -4.323476

The high rise apartment blocks on Kennishead Avenue, as seen from Thornliebank

Kennishead (Scots: Kennisheid, Scottish Gaelic: Ceann Ceanais)[1] is a district in the Scottish city of Glasgow. It is south of the River Clyde and borders the district of Carnwadric. The area is dominated by five high rise tower blocks.

The area is also home to the disused farm from which it takes its name from, formerly owned by Sir John Maxwell.

Kennishead railway station is on the Glasgow South Western Line to Barrhead.

Kennishead was originally called "Kenneth's Head"[2]


  1. ^ List of railway station names in English, Scots and Gaelic – NewsNetScotland
  2. ^ Map of the County of Renfrew – National Library of Scotland