Shettleston Road in the east end of Glasgow has been ranked as one of the worst areas for shopping in the whole of the UK.

The finding comes after property advisors Harper Dennis Hobbs (HDH) put together a list of the country’s retail centres which analysed the areas where the idea of opening up a shop is most and least attractive.

The ranking took into consideration 1,000 shopping districts and looked at how well the mix of stores suited local needs.

UK’s bottom 10 retail spots:

  1. Shields Road, Byker, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  2. Harrow Road, Paddington, London
  3. Stretford, Greater Manchester
  4. Tonypandy, Wales
  5. Walton Road, Liverpool
  6. Burnt Oak, north London
  7. Gateshead
  8. Kirkby, Merseyside
  9. Selly Oak, Birmingham
  10. Shettleston Road, Glasgow

Glasgow Times:
A section of Shettleston Road

UK’s top 10 retail spots:

  1. Cambridge
  2. Westfield, London
  3. Knightsbridge
  4. Chelsea
  5. Bluewater
  6. Wimbledon Village
  7. Richmond
  8. Canary Wharf
  9. Marlborough
  10. Bath

The finding is the latest in a series of blows for the district in recent years.

The Evening Times has previously reported on how, for decades, the area had been recognised as having the lowest life expectancy in the UK and, at one point, in western Europe.

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In 2004, the average man could expect to live until 63, comparable with Iraq and some countries in the Third World.

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Alcohol, tobacco, poor diet, and lack of exercise were blamed for the early deaths.