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 Anonymous or pseudonymous correspondence will not be published.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.

Friday, 11 October 2019
Dear Spurtle, The Irish Government appears somewhat hypocritical in expressing concern at possible post Brexit border controls after it was they who instigated such controls at Dublin Airport...
Wednesday, 9 October 2019
Dear Spurtle, The final stage of the Transport (Scotland) Bill will be on the agenda for the Scottish Parliament today and tomorrow. It contains important provisions regarding pavement and...
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...

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