A former industrial district of Glasgow, which is now principally residential but dominated by motorways, Kingston lies on the south ban of the river Clyde between Kinning Park and Tradeston, a mile (1.6 km) southwest of the city centre. The modest Kingston Dock opened in 1867. The Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society (SCWS) were based to the south from the 1870s, constructing several fine buildings as their warehouses and administrative offices, with factories behind. The SCWS operated from this site until the 1970s, after which the buildings lay abandoned and then eventually converted to office and domestic use. New blocks of flats were built behind where the factories had once been. All that remains of the Co-op is their funeralcare business.

The Kingston Dock was infilled in the early 1960s, it is now the southern landing of the Kingston Bridge, which carries the M8 Motorway over the Clyde to Anderston. To the south the Kingston Interchange forms Junctions 20 and 21 of the M8 and the start of the M74.

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