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

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

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]


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]


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.


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


  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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The Courier

The Courier
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:30:00 -0700

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

The Courier

The Courier
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:11:15 -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 ...
Montrose Review
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:00:00 -0700

Forestmuir Aggregates, by Forfar, is a new local business in your area offering a complete package for all your decorative gravel requirements. It carries a large amount of different aggregates from Red Balmullo chips to Pink Granite and Grey granite ...

Evening Telegraph

Evening Telegraph
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:22:30 -0700

Weather permitting, the ISS will be visible for the rest of the week for one and, on some nights, two passes over the UK. Keep an eye out for it tonight at 9:01pm, Friday at 9:49pm, Saturday at 9:01pm, Sunday at 9:50pm and Monday at 9:04pm. N. A ...

The Courier

The Courier
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:45:00 -0700

In Fife, on top of the Tayport incident, a flurry of high-value thefts has occurred over a similar period from vehicles across the north-east of the region, one of which saw a large number of high-value power tools being stolen from a van in Balmullo ...

The Courier

The Courier
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 04:32:47 -0700

“The turnout today has been incredible. People from Tayport, Wormit, Balmullo, from all over, have travelled here to support us. “People have been angry and annoyed by the decisions made. The message is loud and clear. I hope the councillors will ...

The Courier

The Courier
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 06:52:30 -0700

Owner Reggie Gates, who lives in Balmullo, inherited the image from his uncle but as none of his children are interested in taking the print he has decided to gift it to the regiment. The 76-year-old said: “It needs a new frame and backing but it's a ...

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