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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.

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

In 2002, the village appeared in news articles after a big cat was allegedly spotted nearby.[6]

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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158 news items

Roanoke Times

Roanoke Times
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 21:23:40 -0700

Annie's registered name with the Connemara Pony Society is Balmullo's Bella Donna. Both of her parents arrived directly from Ireland. She was purchased on Carly and Adam's first anniversary, so is shown under the name First Anniversary. That's the ...

The Courier

The Courier
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:53:59 -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 ...
The Courier
Wed, 08 May 2013 03:55:26 -0700

NHS Fife has been accused of failing patients, following the latest twist in a village's long-running pharmacy saga. Balmullo looks set to remain without a pharmacy after an appeal against the opening of one in the local GP practice was upheld by the ...

The Courier

The Courier
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:18:32 -0700

A motorcyclist was in a “stable” condition in Ninewells Hospital after being seriously injured in a road smash in Fife. The incident happened on Main Street, Balmullo, at 6.10pm on Friday when a blue Yamaha motorcycle was involved in a collision with a ...

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 ...

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.

Fife Today

Fife Today
Sun, 01 Jul 2012 04:15:00 -0700

A BALMULLO farrier will make history next month when he judges the World Championship Blacksmiths' Competition for the fifth time — breaking his own record in the process. David Wilson won the prestigious contest himself in 1985 and is now regularly ...


Wed, 30 Mar 2016 03:30:00 -0700

The roadworks at Guardbridge, near St Andrews, finished at around 4pm on Tuesday, meaning drivers who had been taking the diversion via Balmullo were able to return to clear roads. Main Street in Guardbridge, one of the primary roads into St Andrews ...

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