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Spurtle welcomes correspondence from named readers. Anonymous or pseudonymous correspondence will not be published. The Editor reserves the right to cut or adjust letters for reasons of space or clarity.

Saturday, 12 May 2018
Dear Spurtle I have been trying to arrange the uplift of a mattress. The new process required me to:create an online account (for something you might use once every five years)enter my...
Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Dear Spurtle Would it not have made sense to do this ‘reconstruction’ work before Bellevue Road was re-tarmacked?  Strikes me that there has been a lack of forward thinking and planning...
Thursday, 19 April 2018
Dear Spurtle Now that Edinburgh Council has published its eagerly awaited final plan for the new road layout in Picardy Place (Breaking news, 18.4.18), I'm glad to see that plenty of space has...
Monday, 16 April 2018
Dear SpurtleRead your article regarding Pheasants (Issue 273, p.3).  I took the attached photograph of a well- camouflaged hen pheasant strutting about the Royal Botanic Garden on a very cold...
Thursday, 5 April 2018
Dear Spurtle  Perhaps you’ve already heard about the trees that have gone from Blenheim Place?  All the trees have been removed from the narrow strip of land between Greenside Church and...
Monday, 2 April 2018
Dear Spurtle A few years ago, the Edinburgh Evening News ran an April Fool story to the effect that, instead of going down Leith Walk,  the trams would go along London Road and down Easter...
Monday, 5 March 2018
Dear Spurtle I have been singularly unimpressed at the reaction to a few inches of snow in our city. I dug the car out on Friday morning and went for a drive as I couldn't get a bus –...
Wednesday, 7 February 2018
Dear SpurtleI refer to the  piece in the your February edition ('Council draws line under armadillo trial'), which suggests that the replacement 'splitter kerbline' will be paid for out of the...
Friday, 12 January 2018
Dear Spurtle  Am I being unduly cynical at the support from retailers for compulsory plastic bag charging? Apart from the few companies who claim to donate this income to charity, the rest will...
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Dear Spurtle The recent leak on the new British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is utterly irrelevant to the vessel’s future. Whilst the leakage has sensationally been quoted as...

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