Balmore

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Balmore
Balmore is located in East Dunbartonshire
Balmore
Balmore
Balmore shown within East Dunbartonshire
Population 200 
OS grid reference NS6073
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G64
Dialling code 01360
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
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UK
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55°56′02″N 4°14′10″W / 55.934°N 4.236°W / 55.934; -4.236Coordinates: 55°56′02″N 4°14′10″W / 55.934°N 4.236°W / 55.934; -4.236

Balmore (from the Scottish Gaelic "Baile Mòr" meaning a large settlement) is a small village in East Dunbartonshire, Scotland, located 1 km west of Torrance and 5 km east of Milngavie.

To the south of Balmore lies The Balmore Haughs and the River Kelvin, which flows east–west before turning south and joining the River Clyde. To the south of the River Kelvin and north of the Forth & Clyde Canal lie several Imperial Roman archaeological sites. The remains of part of the Antonine Wall run east–west, and along it two Roman forts, one Roman fortlet and a Roman camp can all be found within 2 km of Balmore.

Balmore appears on The Coal Authority's gazetteer of places where a Coal Mining Search is required in regard to property transactions.

Balmore was appointed barony in 1478 by James III of Scotland the first Baron was James de Verre, member of a noble family coming from France . The title was owned by the family de Verre until 1823 when George de Verre twelfth Baron Balmore ceded the title to John Hamilton; the property remained at the Hamilton family until 2015, when Hamilton August fifteenth Baron of Balmore ceded the title to an Italian family .

Notable people[edit]

Notable people connected with Balmore include Magnus Magnusson, the journalist and television presenter who lived nearby until his death, and his daughter Sally.[citation needed]