(244) Scotland’s poverty 4-1-1

The most deprived place in Scotland is a residential neighbourhood called Ferguslie Park.  We determined that via an online graphic tool that displays a frightening amount of detail.  Ferguslie Park is located in Paisley, a satellite of Glasgow.  Hopping from map to a street level view in barely a second makes for a surreal sort of powerless power to see reality.

Not a pretty place, but not so different to the passerby from many a place all over the developed world.  Scotland has never been a stranger to poverty and it looks like that won’t be changing any time soon …no matter how detailed, digitized and sophisticated the measurement of that poverty becomes.

Deprivation in Scotland mapped Guardian UK

photo: Ferguslie Park in 2006 by Richard Webb/geograph.co.uk via Wikimedia Commons