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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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3 news items

Fife Today

Fife Today
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:37:30 -0700

Already, Auchtermuchty, Balmullo, Ceres, Falkland, Ladybank, Leuchars, Newport, Peat Inn, St Andrews and Tayport have been included in the programme. The rollout of high-speed fibre broadband is being delivered on the ground by BT's local network ...

Evening Telegraph

Evening Telegraph
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 23:22:30 -0700

Norrie Adamson, of Balmullo, had the chance to scale the heights of the Forth Road Bridge to take in this 'awesome' view. Seeing red over set of traffic lights. I was heading to a garage in Dundee recently and waited patiently at the set of traffic ...
 
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 ...
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