Almost all of Scotland's local authorities contain areas where over one in five children live in poverty, according to new figures.
The data, produced by the Campaign to End Child Poverty, shows that in 27 out of 32 local authorities, there are council wards where more than 20% of youngsters are classed as poor.
The statistics have been produced by using tax credit and unemployment benefits data to give the percentage of children living in families with low incomes or with jobless parents.
The campaign, which is a coalition of anti-poverty and children's charities, said the figures painted a picture of "unacceptably high levels of child poverty" at council, parliamentary constituency and council ward levels across the country.
The Scottish Government estimates that at least 65,000 more children will be living in poverty in Scotland by 2020.
John Dickie, of the Campaign to End Child Poverty, said changes to the benefits system threatened to place tens of thousands of children into deprivation in the coming years.
Mr Dickie said: "The huge disparities that exist across the country have become more entrenched and now risk becoming an enduring reality. In the face of this challenge it is vital that Scottish Government and local authorities focus resources on delivering the Scottish Child Poverty strategy.
"They must build on the welcome investment they have made in the Scottish Welfare Fund and replacement of council tax benefit, and ensure low-income families are prioritised for support in every budget decision they make. We urge collaborative working to ensure that children in Scotland don't have their childhoods blighted by growing up poor."
Labour MSP Drew Smith said: "I believe that the Scottish Parliament can and should make a difference. We need to build new homes, get more people into college and into work, target help at those who need it most and support the living wage to lift people out of poverty.
"Tackling poverty could be the absolute priority for Scottish governments. But with the SNP, everything takes second place to the constitution. All we hear is SNP ministers talking about a different world after 2014, telling us what they can't do now, not showing us what they will."