By the late 19th century, it had become densely populated and adversely affected by local industrialisation.
Many people lived there because their jobs provided worker housing and they could not afford their own.
Mr Paterson spent more than £3,000 of his own money into work carried out on one of his constituent’s homes, funding a triple-glazing unit and loft insulation.
Before the work was carried out, noise levels in the bedroom reached the new 63 decibels qualifying level.
It is claimed that upgrading double glazing to triple glazing further cut the noise to 45d B (as long as no window opened …..
when it had been 63d B, with the noise outside at 84d B.
Mr Paterson said: “I thought this was incredibly important to improve the quality of life in a community that is one of the poorest in Scotland.
“It’s internationally recognised that sleep deprivation has a knock-on effect of additional ill health in communities.
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