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Kennishead is located in Glasgow council area
Kennishead shown within Glasgow
OS grid reference NS545602
Council area
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
Scottish Parliament
List of places
55°48′47″N 4°19′25″W / 55.813079°N 4.323476°W / 55.813079; -4.323476Coordinates: 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 Three 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