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Giffnock, East Renfrewshire

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Giffnock, East Renfrewshire

Giffnock is a suburban town in East Renfrewshire set in the Central Lowlands of Scotland. It lies 3.7 miles east of Barrhead, 5.6 miles east-southeast of Paisley and 5.3 miles northwest of East Kilbride, at the southwest of the Greater Glasgow conurbation. Giffnock is mentioned in documents as early as the seventeenth century as a scattered agricultural settlement.
Post townGLASGOW
Administrative CountyEast Renfrewshire
Traditional CountyRenfrewshire
OS GridNS5658
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code0141
Population9,353
 

Giffnock, East Renfrewshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Giffnock, hamlet with ry. sta., Eastwood par., Renfrewshire, 4¼ miles S. of Glasgow; in vicinity are extensive sandstone quarries.

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