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A village in the parish of Leuchars, E Fife, Balmullo is situated on the eastern slopes of Lucklaw Hill 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Leuchars.

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. A prominent quarry, which exploits a felsite intrusion as the source of pink pathway chippings, lies to the northwest.

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