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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 rock festival which in the past has featured artists such as Slayer, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath & The Prodigy. 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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108 news items

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 ...

Irish Farmers Journal

Irish Farmers Journal
Mon, 22 Jun 2015 02:33:06 -0700

Reserve champion went the way of Glenericht Hester for W K & P Drysdale, this 2012 born cow is by Moyness Saltire and out of Balmullo Tina. Balthayock Imp paired with Glenerich Hester on Friday morning to take the reserve interbreed pairs champion.

Fife Today

Fife Today
Tue, 02 Jun 2015 04:43:42 -0700

A911 Windygates to Glenrothes; A921 The Path, Kirkcaldy; A914 New Inn to Cupar; A985 Admirality, Rosyth; A914 St Michaels to Balmullo; A985 Crombie to Kincardine; A915 St Andrews Road, Largoward . A985 Rosyth to Crombie; A915 Windygates to ...

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 ...

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 ...
 
The Courier
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 05:19:14 -0800

Officers are investigating an incident said to have happened in Balmullo last Friday. A letter was sent to parents at local primary schools alerting them to the potential danger. It is understood a girl from Bell Baxter High School in Cupar got off the ...

The Courier

The Courier
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:59:06 -0800

Officers are keen to speak to a taxi driver who was driving eastbound on Clay Road, Balmullo, towards Guardbridge at about 4.20pm last Friday. He is described as being around 40-50 with dark, tanned skin and short, dark hair with grey flecks. The man ...

Fife Today

Fife Today
Wed, 14 May 2014 02:00:00 -0700

Members of the Rotary Club of Cupar have been assisting pupils at Balmullo Primary in bringing the school's eco garden back to life. They've been working with youngsters from P5 and P6, putting in many hours of hard labour to tidy up the garden and ...
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