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 Anonymous or pseudonymous correspondence will not be published.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, 1 August 2014
Dear Sir/Madam,What price a national anthem for an independent Scotland?Clearly, the impoverished nation predicted by Better Together could never afford to pay royalties for 'Flower of Scotland' to...
Monday, 21 July 2014
Dear Editor A colleague has had an application to incorporate an English and Welsh company rejected by Companies House in Cardiff on the grounds that ‘”Scots” is not a valid nationality’ for a...
Monday, 7 July 2014
Dear Sir/Madam,If the cringeworthy uniform to be worn by Scots competitors at the Commonwealth Games is an example of Scottish decision making, it will do much to swell the 'No' vote in the...
Friday, 27 June 2014
Dear Spurtle  Mansfield Traquair have seen fit to lay on a piper to play out their 'guests' at 11.15pm each night for three consecutive nights from 24–26 June 2014. (And more to come?) ...
Monday, 2 June 2014
Dear Sir/Madam,I object strongly to being compelled to contribute to the over-inflated salaries of Chief Executives of charities I have no wish to support. Yet this is what the Scottish Parliament...
Monday, 12 May 2014
Dear Spurtle The current vociferous campaign against Halal and Shechita slaughter of food animals is a transparent excuse to get away with showing the sort of prejudice against Moslems and Jews that...
Monday, 12 May 2014
Dear Spurtle I remember the dairy in that location well [Breaking news, 23.4.14]. It had a milk machine outside from which you could buy milk 24 hours a day. No such service now exists,...
Friday, 9 May 2014
Dear Spurtle I came home yesterday to see a pair of drunk men emerge from Ladbroke’s and throw their rubbish over the railings into the communal basement at 31 Broughton Street. The basement is...
Thursday, 24 April 2014
Dear Spurtle I hope you can hear me out! I am not usually one to air my views, but now I would like a listening ear! I am a local resident enjoying living in Broughton with my young family. My...
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Dear Spurtle At last, the huge mounds of rubble in Shrub Place are being removed. The site is up for sale and the owner wants it cleared by Easter weekend. Crummock (Scotland) Ltd have used the...

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