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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...
Monday, 18 December 2017
Dear Spurtle In your report on the demise of the Leith Walk armadillos and the subsequent protests by conservationists (Breaking news, 16.12.17), you raise the question of whether they might be...
Monday, 11 December 2017
Dear Spurtle I fail to understand what all the fuss is about the proposals for the reconstruction of Picardy Place.What is clearly needed is a road configuration that will allow road traffic to...
Thursday, 7 December 2017
Dear Spurtle It’s deeply disturbing that Scotrail has cancelled all services on the Far North and West Highland lines in advance of Storm Caroline. The company has been making much recently...

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