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Barlanark is located in Glasgow council area
Barlanark shown within Glasgow
OS grid reference NS663646
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Glasgow
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G32
Dialling code 0141
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
55°51′21″N 4°08′15″W / 55.8559°N 4.1375°W / 55.8559; -4.1375Coordinates: 55°51′21″N 4°08′15″W / 55.8559°N 4.1375°W / 55.8559; -4.1375

Barlanark is a district in the Scottish city of Glasgow. It is east of Budhill, Shettleston and Springboig, north west of Baillieston, west of Springhill and Swinton and south of Easterhouse and Wellhouse.[citation needed]


The name Barlanark is an apparently hybrid Gaelic-Brythonic name suggesting the hill at the clearing from the Gaelic bàrr and Brythonic lanerc meaning "clearing".[1]


Barlanark housing scheme was developed in response to the city's grave post-war housing needs: In 1952/53 over 2300 3/4-bedroom apartments were constructed and rented out to 'Corporation' tenants. There were also 5-apartment semi-detached houses, and 3-apartment terraced houses built, next to the Estate of Barlanark House,[2] which was constructed by David Hamilton in 1822, demolished in 1954.

Community Development[edit]

The Calvay Centre opened in 2007, replacing the block of flats and shopping area. The Centre has a 12 place IT Suite as part of the John Wheatley Learning Network, a 24 place nursery operated by Glasgow East Regeneration Agency and a family centre operated by Quarriers. The Centre is used to provide services for the local community and to offer meeting spaces for local groups and organisations.[citation needed]

Notable natives[edit]