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Scottish Gaelic: Baile Mhullaich
Scots: Bawmullo
Balmullo is located in Fife
 Balmullo shown within Fife
Population 1,098 [1] (2001 census)
est. 1,480[2] (2006)
OS grid reference NO427210
Council area Fife
Lieutenancy area Fife
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town St Andrews
Postcode district KY16
Dialling code 01334
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament North East Fife
Scottish Parliament North East Fife
List of places

Coordinates: 56°22′42″N 2°55′43″W / 56.378393°N 2.928686°W / 56.378393; -2.928686

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. Army base Leuchars Station 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.[3]

Balmullo today[edit]

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 hosts the DJ Mag "Top 100" party, where some of the most accomplished DJs from around the world, such as Calvin Harris, Tiesto, and Gary McF perform to the local residents.

The Balmullo Primary School is located in the heart the village.[4] A village newsletter is also published online.[5]

In 2002, the town appeared in news articles after a black panther was allegedly spotted nearby.[6][not in citation given]

In 2015, Balmullo had built a M.U.G.A. (Multi Use Games Area) within the Park's boundary.


Balmullo quarry

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:


  1. ^ "Comparative Population Profile: Balmullo Locality". Scotland's Census Results Online. 2001-04-29. Retrieved 2008-08-31. 
  2. ^ http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/publications-and-data
  3. ^ "Martin Anderson". Madras College. Archived from the original on 2006-10-17. Retrieved 2007-01-03. 
  4. ^ "Balmullo Primary School". Fife Council. Retrieved 2007-01-03. 
  5. ^ "The Balmullo Newsletter". Balmullo Community Council. Retrieved 2010-12-28. 
  6. ^ "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. 

External links[edit]

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168 news items

The Courier

The Courier
Sun, 31 Jan 2016 23:03:07 -0800

Married to Sophia with two young daughters at Balmullo Primary School, Lt Col Coombes is looking forward to his family, and the regiment, laying down firm roots in the area. With the RAF having been at Leuchars for a century, he appreciates that it was ...

The Courier

The Courier
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 01:47:53 -0800

Next month's closure will involve a lengthy diversion via the Dairsie roundabout, Balmullo and St Michaels, with a secondary diversion option via Balmullo, Cupar and Pitscottie in an attempt to avoid long queues at the Guardbridge roundabout.

Fife Today

Fife Today
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 05:52:30 -0800

There were a few further chances as the clock ticked away with Cameron and Provan coming close, but in the end the Balmullo side were more than happy to stick five past a side who had only conceded nine goals in their previous 11 league games.

The Courier

The Courier
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 02:30:25 -0700

Bottled water supplies were being relied upon by hundreds of households and businesses in the Leuchars, Guardbridge and Balmullo areas today as engineers continued to work to resolve “complex” water problems which affected mains supplies for a third ...

Fife Today

Fife Today
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 03:07:30 -0700

Claire Barr (54) and Moira Christie (60), both from Balmullo, hope to raise between £15,000 and £20,000 to pay for the facility at Rymonth House in St Andrews, where Claire is a team leader. The house, which is run by the Edinburgh-based ARK Housing ...

The Courier

The Courier
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:43:45 -0700

For pupils at Balmullo Primary School, the answer is when you get to inflict one on your teacher. In response to the worldwide internet craze that has seen millions dousing themselves in cold water to raise money for charity, the Fife school today ...

Fife Today

Fife Today
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 01:33:45 -0800

Police in Fife are appealing for witnesses following a two-car road collision on the A914 between Dairsie Roundabout and Balmullo on Tuesday, November 24. The incident involved a collision between a grey Mazda 3 and a white Renault Traffic van.

The Courier

The Courier
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:49:33 -0700

The incident happened on Main Street, Balmullo, at 6.10pm on Friday when a blue Yamaha motorcycle was involved in a collision with a black Mitsubishi car. The 38-year-old male motorcyclist sustained serious injuries as a result of the incident and was ...

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