Camlachie

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Camlachie
Roundabout at Forge Retail Park - geograph.org.uk - 662477.jpg
The Forge Retail Park now occupies much of historic Camlachie
Camlachie is located in Glasgow council area
Camlachie
Camlachie
Camlachie shown within Glasgow
OS grid referenceNS616646
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Glasgow
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGLASGOW
Postcode districtG40
Dialling code0141
PoliceScottish
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
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55°51′13″N 4°12′32″W / 55.8537°N 4.209°W / 55.8537; -4.209Coordinates: 55°51′13″N 4°12′32″W / 55.8537°N 4.209°W / 55.8537; -4.209

Camlachie (Scottish Gaelic: Camadh Làthaich) is an area of the city of Glasgow in Scotland, located in the East End of the city, between Dennistoun to the north, and Bridgeton to the south. Formerly a weaving village on the Camlachie Burn, it then developed as an important industrial suburb from the late 19th century, only to almost entirely disappear from the landscape when those industries declined a century later.

It gave its name to the former constituency of the United Kingdom Parliament, Glasgow Camlachie which existed between 1885 and 1955.

In the 21st century, much of the historic Camlachie territory is occupied by the Forge Retail Park (part of The Forge Shopping Centre complex which stretches west from its main site at Parkhead and was built on the site of the William Beardmore and Company steel forge, the area's major employer until its closure in 1983). Other streets which were traditionally part of Camlachie have become more associated with the Barrowfield and Gallowgate neighbourhoods following several redevelopments which caused the loss of most of the older buildings in the area and consequently its integrity as a defined district of the city.

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