This is a study that is being researched now. If you had Irish ancestors who moved over the sea to Scotland,they may have well turned up in Coatbridge. Once described as "Hell on earth",i was to find a Great Uncle here working as a blast furnesser,the hardest job going.
The study which is ongoing describes life in Coatbridge and the result of so many Irish moving there. You can include your ancestors if they moved to or came from the area.