Letters

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 Anonymous or pseudonymous correspondence will not be published.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.

Tuesday, 6 August 2019
Dear Spurtle,  The mosaic shown in this month’s Spurtle (Issue 287) …looks very like the Empress Theodora, in the Ravenna mosaics....But is she having a sly drag on a fag? Odd, some 1,400...
Monday, 29 July 2019
Dear Spurtle,  Re: 'How Reliable, How Waterproof'Between 2 November and 10 December 2004, a Public Inquiry heard evidence from Edinburgh Council, its engineers, and concerned members of the...
Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Dear Spurtle,Re: 'Water of Leith Flood Prevention Scheme'.Rainfall in Scotland can hardly be described as an unexpected occurrence, and an increase in future severe weather events is probably...
Thursday, 2 May 2019
Dear Spurtle,  As a supporter of railways and routes being saved, I wondered if anyone had thought of the idea of the old Powderhall waste transfer station becoming a park and ride.  With a...
Monday, 29 April 2019
Dear Spurtle, I have an elderly neighbour who says that a major problem with the new megabuses (Issue 282) is that only the entry door can be lowered to make it easier for people to access.The...
Sunday, 14 April 2019
Dear Spurtle,  I am regularly incensed, and rather than rant vocally I do so in rhyme. I sent you a poem about seagulls and bin bags a few years ago. Here’s one on the new buses (Services...
Wednesday, 10 April 2019
Dear Spurtle, My wife and I have just moved to Bellevue Crescent from London – or, at least, we’re on our way.  I walked past our future home over the weekend and was dismayed to see the...
Wednesday, 10 April 2019
Dear Spurtle, Regarding the frog searching for a pond around Drummond Place (Issue 283, page 2).  We have had a mummified frog that suddenly appeared in our garden from around the end of...
Saturday, 6 April 2019
Dear Spurtle,I was anticipating a feature on the unfortunate carving that has appeared opposite our house. You did not dissapoint [Issue 283]. As a 3D-designer and environmental artist, I can...
Monday, 25 March 2019
Dear Spurtle The pavements in Leith Walk ward are in a disgraceful, dangerous, and dilapidated condition.Last year, I reported to the Council the badly broken pavings on both sides of East...

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