Provanmill

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Provanmill
Provanmill is located in Glasgow council area
Provanmill
Provanmill
 Provanmill shown within Glasgow
OS grid reference NS623668
Council area Glasgow City Council
Lieutenancy area Glasgow
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G21
Dialling code 0141
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Glasgow North East
Scottish Parliament Glasgow Provan
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Coordinates: 55°52′29″N 4°12′09″W / 55.874623°N 4.202459°W / 55.874623; -4.202459

Provanmill is a district in the Scottish city of Glasgow. It lies to the North East of the city centre, bordering with the nearby suburbs of Carntyne, Garngad and Springburn. Since the 1950s however, the area has become a major area of deprivation, with chronic housing and drug-related crime problems, although towards the end of this decade the image of Provanmill and its surrounding areas is improving, albeit slowly. Blackhill, one of the most notorious housing estates in the area was demolished in 1990 to make way for the M80 Stepps bypass.

Provanmill and Blackhill were known for being majority Irish Catholic and still to this day the demographics show that Provanmill, Garngad and Blackhill remain predominantly Catholic

The area was also the home of infamous Glasgow gangster Arthur Thompson (aka "The Glasgow Godfather).

Provanmill's most famous landmark is the iconic twin gasometers of the now largely disused Provan Gas Works, which have become a portal into the city for motorists arriving on the adjacent M8 and M80 motorways.