Waterfoot, East Renfrewshire
|OS grid reference|
|• Edinburgh||44 mi (71 km) ENE|
|• London||340 mi (550 km) SSE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Waterfoot (Scots: Watterfit) is a village in East Renfrewshire, Scotland. It is on the B767 road between Clarkston and Eaglesham, which are both 1 mile (1.6 km) to the north and south respectively, while Newton Mearns is about 2 miles (3 km) to the west and East Kilbride about 5 miles (8 km) to the southeast.
During the Second World War, deputy leader of the Nazi party Rudolf Hess, crash landed in Floors Farm in the village.
The Glasgow Southern Orbital road (part of the A726) passes just to the south of Waterfoot. The village lies on the west bank of the White Cart Water, and the original settlement grew up around a farm, mill and smithy. One early record of the village is in Timothy Pont's maps of Scotland (1583 - 1596).
Waterfoot today is, however, purely residential in character, having expanded in the latter half of the 20th century as a commuter dormitory village. Although Waterfoot is relatively affluent, there are no shops or other services, with residents having to travel to nearby Clarkston or Newton Mearns to access amenities. The 2001 census reported that Waterfoot had a population of 1,279.
Hi-fi equipment company and record label, Linn Products is situated in Waterfoot.
Winifred Drinkwater, the world's first female commercial airline pilot, was born in Waterfoot on 11 April 1913.
Weir White Cart Water
- Andy Eagle (27 February 2003). "The Online Scots Dictionary". Scots-online.org. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
- Media related to Waterfoot, East Renfrewshire at Wikimedia Commons
- Waterfoot at Gazetteer for Scotland
- Busby & Waterfoot (architecture and history) at Scotcities
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