Letters

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Tuesday, 4 April 2017
Dear SpurtleWhile fully supporting everything else in your piece about the squalor at the top of Broughton Street ['Grotty top of Broughton Street', Issue 261, p. 2], there is one factual error in...
Monday, 3 April 2017
SpurtleThere is almost no-one in Edinburgh who does not complain about the Council.Whether it is refuse collection (or non-collection!), the state of the roads, the recent 20mph limit, statutory...
Sunday, 19 March 2017
Dear SpurtleI'm sick of the squabbling as to whether or not Scottish people want another Independence referendum.Politicians have vested interests and pollsters are frequently wrong.Let's settle it...
Wednesday, 1 March 2017
Dear Spurtle Could CEC not consider the imminent St James Centre gap site and the old Royal High School in tandem, then decide to put the hotel(s) on the land released by the former shopping...
Monday, 20 February 2017
Dear Spurtle With regard to your misgivings over redevelopment of the Ross Bandstand and surrounds (9.2.17;15.2.17), recent comments from John Donnelly of Marketing Edinburgh are at odds with...
Thursday, 9 February 2017
Dear Sir/Madam I was fascinated to read the item anent setted streets in the most recent Spurtle (Issue 259).  What neither Edinburgh Council nor LCCC mention is the major contribution to...
Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Dear Spurtle Is the newly released T2 Trainspotting film as big a disappointment to railway enthusiasts as the original? John Eoin Douglas(Spey Terrace)
Wednesday, 7 December 2016
Dear Spurtle Dare we hope – even ironically – for ‘high principles’ and ‘consistency’ from CEC ('No go for tram adverts', 6.12.16)?  Not even in small matters, far less whole streetscapes,...
Thursday, 24 November 2016
Dear Spurtle My recent experience of the Borders Railway shows that the only trains which seem consistently to run timeously are the specials drawn by steam locomotives, some of which are more...
Wednesday, 23 November 2016
Dear Spurtle Tonight I approached a Tate & Lyle heavy goods vehicle illegally parking, half on the pavement, in McDonald Place. It was parked over the entrance to the...

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