|Scottish Gaelic: Baile Mhullaich|
Balmullo shown within Fife
|Population||1,098  (2001 census)
est. 1,480 (2006)
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||St Andrews|
|UK Parliament||North East Fife|
|Scottish Parliament||North East Fife|
Balmullo (Gaelic: Baile Mhullaich) is a village in Fife, Scotland. It is 7 miles (11 km) from the town of St Andrews and near to the villages of Lucklawhill, Guardbridge, Dairsie and Leuchars. Royal Air Force base RAF Leuchars is also nearby.
The name Balmullo derives from Celtic bāile "village" with mullaich "top". The village name was recorded as Beilmullhoh in 1282.
Now largely a dormitory settlement, it was once a weaving village. Balmullo was the home of the picture postcard cartoonist Martin Anderson ('Cynicus') whose red sandstone Cynicus Castle was demolished in 1939, seven years after his death.
Balmullo benefits from a Spar grocery store which also doubles as a Post Office. Balmullo also has a pub; The Balmullo Inn public house. Each year, on the second Saturday of every June, Balmullo holds a Gala at which most of the residents congregate. It sports such attractions as a beer tent, football tournament, and various races for children.
The quarry at Balmullo extracts orange-pink felsite (red pathway chippings), and lies to the west of the village. Minerals found here include azurite, baryte, malachite, metatorbernite, and pseudomalachite.
Balmullo Farm, owned by HW Melville and Sons, is located on the edge of the village.
Nearby travel links are:
- Leuchars rail station, 1.6 miles (2.6 km) 1.6 miles
- Cupar rail station, 5.8 miles (9.3 km) 5.8 miles
- Dundee airport, 10 miles (16 km) 9.5 miles
- "Comparative Population Profile: Balmullo Locality". Scotland's Census Results Online. 2001-04-29. Retrieved 2008-08-31.
- "Martin Anderson". Madras College. Archived from the original on 2006-10-17. Retrieved 2007-01-03.
- "Balmullo Primary School". Fife Council. Retrieved 2007-01-03.
- "The Balmullo Newsletter". Balmullo Community Council. Retrieved 2010-12-28.
- "Scottish Big Cats : Panther sighting in Balmullo, 9th March 2002". Scottish Big Cats. Archived from the original on 4 January 2006. Retrieved 2006-01-03.
- Balmullo Community Council's Own Site
- Balmullo Community Council
- Balmullo Community Council's Newsletter
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