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 Anonymous or pseudonymous correspondence will not be published.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, 3 May 2011
Dear SpurtleI am writing to clear up the confusion regarding the Taylor's Funfair Application [Issue 194, p.2 'Calton-hillies see off 'fun of the fair'].As part of the Edinburgh Parks' Manifesto...
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Dear Spurtle teamThe big black gull-proof container bags were used in Great King Street yesterday for the first time.They can take three full black plastic bin bags, and have two handles, a tying...
Friday, 15 April 2011
Dear SirAs a rechabite I took great delight in the 8 McDonald Road premises being converted from a noisy bar to a local shop [Breaking news 22.2.11; Issue 192].Anyone who has ever lived next to or...
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Dear Neighbours, I would like to submit the attached poem for possible publication in the Spurtle.Thanks for your consideration Tom LeonardHopetoun CrescentTHE TRAMPS OF HOPETOUN CRESCENT...
Thursday, 7 April 2011
Dear EditorRegarding the article in your paper [Issue 190] about the proposed sale of the Assembly Rooms and maybe its transformation into  a shopping centre, how sad a day will that be?I...
Monday, 28 February 2011
Dear Sir/Madam, I was surprised to see that the builders are in at the Waverley Stepsinstalling a very expensive escalator. As it is only uninformed tourists (generally overweight...
Tuesday, 18 January 2011
Dear Sir/Madam Now that the snow has melted of its own accord and warmer days arewith us, isn't it time for councils to tidy up the mess left followingtheir belated attempts to clear the streets?...
Monday, 6 December 2010
Dear Sir/Madam, The almost complete stoppage of national life occasioned by the current spattering of snow is scarcely believable. When I was a child, our schools were kept open by every janitor,...
Monday, 6 December 2010
Dear Spurtle, I don't know if you've heard about the Council's proposals for the Assembly Rooms – to effectively privatise the ground floor and turn it into boutique shops and a 'fine dining'...
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Dear Spurtle,By chance I found your thrilling request for information regarding Peggy Desmond [Issue 185]. Having spent my formative years in Broughton Place, I have vivid memories of the many...

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