|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. The village shares a community council with the neighbouring community of Eaglesham, the Eaglesham and Waterfoot Community Council meets in Eaglesham on a monthly basis.
During the Second World War, deputy leader of the Nazi party Rudolf Hess, crash landed in Floors Farm, west of the village. He was arrested and held in custody until after the war, when he was tried at the Nuremberg trials.
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 purely residential in character, having expanded as a commuter dormitory village, primarily in the latter half of the 20th century. The 2011 census reported that Waterfoot had a population of 1,280. There was some controversy in 2012 when East Renfrewshire Council wanted to sell Waterfoot Park to the housebuilder CALA Homes so that they could build 29 homes. A new park, Inky Pink Park, was created using funds provided by CALA to mitigate for the loss of Waterfoot Park when it was built on.
Weir White Cart Water
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