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 Anonymous or pseudonymous correspondence will not be published.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.

Monday, 3 February 2020
Dear Spurtle,In your February issue (Briefly, p. 2), your in-house 'awkward squad' rightly points out that this site is not in Leith, but then – wrongly – claims that it is within 'Leith CC's...
Wednesday, 4 December 2019
Dear Spurtle,  This is a bit distasteful, sorry – but has there been an increase in human defecation in public places around Broughton since the Council sold off the public lavatories?...
Sunday, 24 November 2019
Dear Spurtle, I was somewhat surprised to see that Edinburgh Council is to commit more than £27,000 towards the fundraising campaign to save Gorgie City Farm. If the intention is to help...
Thursday, 24 October 2019
Dear Spurtle,Earlier this year, the City Council told me that pavement replacement works would commence in East Claremont Street in September/October this year. True to form, no such works...
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...

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