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

Balmullo
Scottish Gaelic: Baile Mhullaich
Scots: Bawmullo
Balmullo is located in Fife
Balmullo
Balmullo
 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
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Scotland

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.

In 2002, the town appeared in news articles after a black panther was allegedly spotted nearby.[3][not in citation given]

History[edit]

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.[4]

Balmullo derives from Celtic bāile "village" with mullaich "top". The village name was recorded as Beilmullhoh in 1282.

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 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 Balmullo Primary School is located in the heart the village.[5] A village newsletter is also published online.[6]

Industry[edit]

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 is located on the edge of the village. Owned by HW Melville and Sons.

Transport[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "Martin Anderson". Madras College. Archived from the original on 2006-10-17. Retrieved 2007-01-03. 
  5. ^ "Balmullo Primary School". Fife Council. Retrieved 2007-01-03. 
  6. ^ "The Balmullo Newsletter". Balmullo Community Council. Retrieved 2010-12-28. 

External links[edit]



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4 news items

Evening Telegraph

Evening Telegraph
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:22:30 -0700

“Since this incident he has abstained entirely from drinking.” Morrison, of Balmullo Place, admitted a charge of assault to injury at Provost Road on October 7 last year. Sheriff Alastair Brown said: “With some considerable hesitation I will continue ...
 
Herald Scotland
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:03:45 -0700

Morrison, 27, of Balmullo Place, Dundee, who had just told the officers he was "going to kill them", then "deliberately struck" the officer with the blade. He had originally been charged with attempted murder last year but yesterday pleaded guilty ...
 
Herald Scotland
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:03:45 -0700

Hamilton, 27, had denied raping the woman at a flat at Balmullo Square, in Dundee, on December 8 last year, but was found guilty of the offence. He was acquitted of three further charges alleging sex attacks against another woman at a different address ...

The Courier

The Courier
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 02:12:38 -0700

Jacqueline Crush, of McWalters Fields, Balmullo, was told she could leave without a stain on her character after being found not guilty of stealing £1,152.16 while working as managing director of CHC Learning Ltd at the Fairmont Hotel in St Andrews.
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