A DEPRIVATION map of Scotland has shown Clydebank to be one of the worst places affected by poverty.
Clydebank, and many adjacent areas like Drumchapel and Yoker, appears as a giant sea of red amongst other prosperous areas like nearby Bearsden, and parts of west Glasgow.
The deprivation level is based on income, employment, health, education/skills, housing type, geographic access and crime levels. The more deprived an area is, the redder it appears on the map.
Gil Paterson MSP said: “Like many other former industrial heartlands in Scotland, Clydebank has been left to be ravaged by poverty in recent decades.
“The deprivation map starkly illustrates what happens when people are made jobless on mass – poverty, crime and a draining of confidence runs rampant.
“However, Clydebank is a unique town with an incredible heritage and magnificent achievements – I believe its legacy will still inspire a brighter and prosperous future, carried out by the strongest asset the town has had – its resilient people.”
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