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Barlanark is located in Glasgow council area
Barlanark shown within Glasgow
OS grid referenceNS663646
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  • Glasgow
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGLASGOW
Postcode districtG32
Dialling code0141
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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 situated east of Budhill, Shettleston and Springboig, north west of Baillieston, west of Springhill and Swinton and south of Easthall, 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] The first element may represent a Gaelicisation of Brythonic *baɣeδ, 'boar' (Welsh baedd).[2]



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,[3][4] which was constructed by David Hamilton in 1822, demolished in 1954 (a playpark now stands on the site).[5]

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]

The social housing stock in the area is managed by two housing associations, Calvay covering the northern neighbourhood and Gardeen covering the south. Both neighbourhoods contain renovated tenements and modern housing.

In 2016, Glasgow City Council outlined masterplans for the development of the Greater Easterhouse area (including Barlanark) over the next 20 years.[6][7]

Notable natives[edit]


  1. ^ Scottish Parliament placenames index Archived 23 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ James, Alan. "A Guide to the Place-Name Evidence" (PDF). SPNS - The Brittonic Language in the Old North. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  3. ^ "The old country houses of the old Glasgow gentry : VIII. Barlanark". Retrieved 2017-08-21.
  4. ^ "Barlanark House". The Glasgow Story. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Ordnance Survey 6 inch, 1892-1914". Explore georeferenced maps. National Library of Scotland. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Easterhouse the latest Glasgow district to be transformed". The Scotsman. 28 September 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Council report outlines exciting vision of the future transformation of Easterhouse". Glasgow City Council. 27 September 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Graham Dorrans: West Brom teammates give me stick for winning eight awards but gong from them means the most". Daily Record. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 27 July 2018.

External links[edit]

  • 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 : Images of Barlanark/Easthall/Wellhouse under construction, 1956 at Canmore