Burnfoot, Scottish Borders

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Burnfoot is located in Scottish Borders
Burnfoot shown within the Scottish Borders
OS grid reference NT514160
• Edinburgh 53 mi (85 km)
• London 349 mi (562 km)
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HAWICK
Postcode district TD9
Dialling code 01450
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
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55°26′10″N 2°46′08″W / 55.436°N 2.769°W / 55.436; -2.769Coordinates: 55°26′10″N 2°46′08″W / 55.436°N 2.769°W / 55.436; -2.769

Burnfoot (Scottish Gaelic: Bun na h-Aibhne, Scots: Burnfit) is a housing estate just east of the A7, in the northern part of Hawick, by the Boonraw Burn, in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland. Wilton Dean and Stirches were also villages surrounding Hawick. Burnfoot was built as a council estate between the 1950s and 1970s and is now mostly owned by the Scottish Borders Housing Association and Waverley Housing, two social landlords in the Borders. It is the poorest part of Hawick, with relatively high rates of social deprivation in several areas, especially around Ruberslaw Road and the Meadows, according to the 2001 census. Like many such areas in Scotland, it also has more than its fair share of antisocial behaviour, with many incidents around the Kenilworth Avenue shops.[2] However, its primary school has won praise for its teaching and attitude to various issues in the past.[3]

Other places nearby include Appletreehall, Burnhead, Burnhead Tower, Kirkton, and Galalaw.

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  1. ^ Stòr-dàta Briathrachais Gàidhlig. [1]
  2. ^ "Shop staff live in fear of Burnfoot yobs", Hawick News, 3 September 2010. [2]
  3. ^ "Burnfoot wins silver for its healthy attitude", Southern Reporter, 19 October 2006. [3]