PARTS of Glasgow’s East End are among Scotland’s most deprived areas, new figures have revealed.

The latest Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) data shows Carntyne West and Haghill is the second most deprived area in the country, second only to Greenock town centre.

North Barlanark and Easterhouse South also joined the top of the list - ranked tenth.

Glasgow City Council as a local authority came second overall in terms of having the largest local share of deprived areas on 44%.

East Kilbride Connect: The SIMD figures show the most deprived areas of ScotlandThe SIMD figures show the most deprived areas of Scotland

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However this marks the largest fall in areas of deprivation since the SIMD figures were last published in 2016 - when almost half (48%) of the city’s data zones were classed as being in the bottom fifth.

The SIMD research splits Scotland into almost 7,000 geographic areas, with researchers looking at multiple indicators such as crime, unemployment, pupil attainment rates and how long people have to travel to get to a GP in each of these.

An interactive map, which can be viewed HERE, highlights the stark differences not only between Glasgow and Edinburgh, but also within areas the city itself.

In the West End, Partickhill and Hyndland were ranked 6951 out of 6976 zones in Scotland, while Newlands in the South Side was ranked 6819.

East Kilbride Connect: The map of Glasgow shows the most deprived areas (red) in comparison to the least deprived (blue)The map of Glasgow shows the most deprived areas (red) in comparison to the least deprived (blue)

You can view the interactive map HERE. 

Carntyne West and Haghill in the East has seen a significant increase in the rankings in recent years. In 2012, it was ranked 273 in Scotland.

It rose to 33 in 2016 before second in the most recent figures.

Referencing the slight improvement in Glasgow's figures, a spokeswoman for the city council said: "It's encouraging to see that the long-term work and commitment by the council and partners is continuing to generate improvements in the city and reflected in the new figures.

"This down to our continued focus on delivering on our priorities of targeted support for the vulnerable, education and early years, and jobs and the economy.

“We will continue to generate solutions for our well-known social challenges - we don’t use this as an excuse – it’s a fact and we work in collaboration with our partners and stakeholders across the city and further afield to build better lives and better outcomes for all our citizens.”