Waterfoot, East Renfrewshire
|Waterfoot shown within 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 hamlet in East Renfrewshire, Scotland. It is on the B767 road between Clarkston and Eaglesham, which are one mile north and south respectively, while Newton Mearns is about two miles to the west and East Kilbride about three miles to the east.
The Glasgow Southern Orbital road (part of the A726) passes just to the south of Waterfoot. The hamlet 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 hamlet 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 hamlet. Although Waterfoot is relatively affluent, there are no shops or other services, with residents having to travel to other areas 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 (2003-02-27). "The Online Scots Dictionary". Scots-online.org. Retrieved 2013-09-26.
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