Waterfoot, East Renfrewshire

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Waterfoot
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Waterfoot Bridge
Waterfoot is located in East Renfrewshire
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Waterfoot is located in Glasgow council area
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Location within Scotland
Waterfoot is located in Scotland
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Waterfoot (Scotland)
Population1,279 
OS grid referenceNS569546
• Edinburgh44 mi (71 km) ENE
• London340 mi (550 km) SSE
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGlasgow
Postcode districtG76
Dialling code0141
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
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55°45′50″N 4°16′59″W / 55.764°N 4.283°W / 55.764; -4.283Coordinates: 55°45′50″N 4°16′59″W / 55.764°N 4.283°W / 55.764; -4.283

Waterfoot (Scots: Watterfit)[1] 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.

Notable people[edit]

Winifred Drinkwater, the world's first female commercial airline pilot, was born in Waterfoot on 11 April 1913.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Andy Eagle (27 February 2003). "The Online Scots Dictionary". Scots-online.org. Retrieved 26 September 2013.

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