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 Anonymous or pseudonymous correspondence will not be published.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.

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...
Wednesday, 1 November 2017
Dear Spurtle So, massive redundancies are forecast to occur in the London banking sector as a result of Brexit. Good, I say.These overpaid parasitic bankers will now be available to fill the...
Friday, 27 October 2017
Dear Spurtle  I read the recent articles on Picardy Place and have just seen the Zone Architects proposal on your website. I wanted to say I immediately LOVED the feel of the new proposal....
Monday, 23 October 2017
Dear Spurtle Oh joy! The Dome superbar/restaurant on George Street has done it again. With a mere 48 days to go until Saturnalia, six iridescent boa constrictors have the great Corinthian...
Saturday, 21 October 2017
Dear Spurtle I am appalled at the Scottish Government’s ill-considered intention to ban the reasonable chastisement of children by their parents. In my schooldays, corporal punishment was a...
Monday, 16 October 2017
Dear Spurtle I'm sure many will have welcomed the new 20mph speed limit, particularly  while attempting to cross the roads in Edinburgh.But there remains a large problem with traffic speeds...
Thursday, 12 October 2017
The pavement area outside Hectors Bar in Stockbridge is now so narrow that you have to stop, to allow oncoming pedestrians or mums with prams to pass by without bumping into each other.After a...
Saturday, 2 September 2017
Dear Spurtle I am staying at the Travelodge in a room directly overlooking Malone's. I have asked to be moved – we can barely speak to each other over the noise from this bar. Even with...
Tuesday, 1 August 2017
Dear Spurtle The long-awaited (surely 'long-dreaded'?) wheelie bins newly installed in London Street are not just ugly: they don't work [Issue 264, p.3]. Despite numerous predictions...
Monday, 31 July 2017
Dear Spurtle  I wonder ... Is there any way that Spurtle can tactfully do anything about the erosion of residencies? I've lived and worked in Broughton since the early 1980s. I joke with...

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