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Gorbals

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The Gorbals was a predominantly working-class area on the south bank of the river Clyde in the city of Glasgow, Scotland.

The area was traditionally home to large numbers of Catholic immigrants from Ireland, as well as at one stage housing the vast majority of Scotland's Jewish population. The Jewish population has more or less left the area completely, and although the Irish-Catholic population has diminished to an extent, a high number have remained after the area's redevelopment.

The area today is now a mixture between working-class and middle-class people, with a rather metropolitan atmosphere. The name Gorbals comes from the Scottish Gaelic appellation, Gort a' Bhaile ("field of the town").

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