infobox UK place
country = Scotland
official_name = Giffnock
population = 9,353 [Total from 2001 Census for [http://www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/txt/09_giffnock_north.pdf Giffnock North] and [http://www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/txt/13_giffnock_south.pdf Giffnock South] .]
os_grid_reference = NS565585
latitude = 55.798415
longitude = -4.290690
map_type = Scotland
lieutenancy_scotland = Renfrewshire
constituency_westminster = East Renfrewshire
constituency_scottish_parliament = Eastwood
post_town = Giffnock
postcode_district = G46
postcode_area = G
dial_code = 0141|
Giffnock is an area within
East Renfrewshire, Scotland. Giffnock's location within Greater Glasgoweffectively makes it a suburb of the city, though it remains administratively separate. It has a population of about 9,300 people. It is located very close to where the A77 roadfrom Glasgow to Kilmarnockcrosses the A727 from Paisley to East Kilbride(at 55n48 x 04w19) and is served by Giffnock railway stationon the Glasgow South Western Linebranch to East Kilbride. It lies outside the City of Glasgowlocal authority area and houses the administrative offices of East Renfrewshirecouncil.
Giffnock is a relatively wealthy area, with most houses made of sandstone, and is also home to Scotland's largest Jewish community.Fact|date=February 2008
Giffnock is host to an array of local businesses, including a
Mercedes-Benzcar dealer, a BMWcar dealer, a Morrisonssuperstore and an array of restaurants, tandooris, cafes, snack bars, take-aways, off-licenses, newsagents, butchers, clothing shops, boutiques, banks. There is also a pub in the centre of Giffnock called the "OP" or Orchard Park, part of the Orchard Park Hotel which was previously a maternity hospital in which some sources claim that present UK PM Gordon Brown was born. [cite web | url = http://www.telegraph.co.uk/portal/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=&xml=/portal/2007/04/28/nosplit/ftfamdet128.xml | title = Family detective
accessdate = 2008-02-15 ] Other sources indicate he was actually born in Govan. [cite web | url = http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gordon_Brown&oldid=224840977 | title = Gordon Brown. (2008, July 10). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. | accessdate = 2008-07-12 ] [cite news|title = From education to politics: always top of the class|work =
The Dundee Courier|date = 2007-06-27|accessdate = 2007-07-06|url = http://www.thecourier.co.uk/output/2007/06/27/newsstory9913379t0.asp ] [ [http://www.kirkcaldycivicsociety.co.uk/kdy/famousfolk.htm FAMOUS FOLK] , Kirkcaldy Civic Society]
Giffnock is the home to the
28th Glasgow (Giffnock) Scout Group, and the Scout Hall which has played a part in community. It is also home to St Ninian's High School, which, like East Renfrewshire's other schools, is one of Scotland's top-performing state schools. Also in Giffnock are two primary schools, Giffnock primary school and Braidbar primary school, both providing consistently good results from scholars attending.
Giffnock is also home to
Rouken Glenand Huntly Park. Also, Giffnock boasts various sports facilities including swimming baths, various gyms, a tennis club, various bowling clubs and a rugby club.
Giffnock has various religious houses including the immense
Giffnock Synagogue, Orchard Hill Church and Orchard Park Church.
The Dramatic Arts have their place in Giffnock, primarily rooting from the Eastwood Park Theatre, but also in the local groups such as the Giffnock Players, the Drama Workshop and Park Players.
Current proposals to build 178 houses on Braidbar Quarries next to Huntly park would mean the park would close for 2 years. The development of the quarries would resolve some long standing issues with subsidence that affect a number of houses to the south of the park as well as stabilising unsafe ground which is a potential danger to the community.
Also, in an article by local paper The Extra, Giffnock was hailed as 'The Gateway to East Renfrewshire'.Fact|date=February 2008
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