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 Anonymous or pseudonymous correspondence will not be published.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.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018
Dear Spurtle I read with interest your piece on the city constellation with regard to advertising in Edinburgh. I thought it might be good to highlight the use of digital screens that are both...
Thursday, 2 August 2018
Dear Spurtle I wonder if any other readers have been driven to distraction by the flock of gulls which seem to be in constant, full-voice circulation over Eyre Crescent and Canon Street.  ...
Tuesday, 17 July 2018
Dear Spurtle Whilst a redevelopment of the Powderhall site is very welcome, no mention appears to have been made as to how the very considerable amount of [construction-related] waste is to be...
Monday, 18 June 2018
Dear Spurtle How on earth can the Royal Bank of Scotland justify closing branches when I had to queue for half an hour to be served today at their former Head Office Branch in Edinburgh? ...
Saturday, 12 May 2018
Dear Spurtle I have been trying to arrange the uplift of a mattress. The new process required me to:create an online account (for something you might use once every five years)enter my...
Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Dear Spurtle Would it not have made sense to do this ‘reconstruction’ work before Bellevue Road was re-tarmacked?  Strikes me that there has been a lack of forward thinking and planning...
Thursday, 19 April 2018
Dear Spurtle Now that Edinburgh Council has published its eagerly awaited final plan for the new road layout in Picardy Place (Breaking news, 18.4.18), I'm glad to see that plenty of space has...
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...

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