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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
List of places
UK
Scotland

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. Royal Air Force base RAF Leuchars is also nearby.

History[edit]

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 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.[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]

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

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. ^ "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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Herald Scotland
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 19:09:05 -0700

A: 1) Alex Salmond, since at least 2007. 2) Ed Miliband, since last Tuesday. First they tell us we can't govern ourselves, then they steal our policies. Another referendum, please.Peter Lomas,. 27 Dunedin Park,. Balmullo, St Andrews. Contextual ...

Evening Telegraph

Evening Telegraph
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 06:08:44 -0700

“PC Kidd ran into the accused's open flat fearing a further assault. “The accused followed but was overcome by the CS spray and appeared to be incapacitated. “He was placed in leg restraints and was subsequently arrested.” Morrison, 27, of Balmullo ...

The Courier

The Courier
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 01:28:09 -0700

However, he said that he had been persuaded to not send him to jail because of the arguments made regarding his mental health. Morrison, of Balmullo Place, had originally been charged with attempted murder when he first appeared in court last year.
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