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 Anonymous or pseudonymous correspondence will not be published.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, 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...
Thursday, 10 November 2016
Dear Spurtle If Brexit is Brexit, that presumably means that Trump is Trump. But will it be a hard Trump or a soft one? John Eoin Douglas(Spey Terrace)
Friday, 28 October 2016
Dear Spurtle In your current issue (No. 256) you refer to JCDecaux bus shelters being criticised for their ‘poor sightlines’.  That's putting it mildly.As anyone who actually uses them will...
Thursday, 6 October 2016
Dear Spurtle I was interested to read your article on the fire at the Bonnington Bridge Bar (Issue 255, p.1).I bought the property as a closed pub with a chequered history. Its past included go-...
Saturday, 1 October 2016
Pursuing his interest in the remarkable longevity of George Street’s Tartan House of Scotland (Issue 256, p.3), Spurtle correspondent David Young last month wrote to the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce...
Friday, 2 September 2016
Dear Spurtle In the last few weeks, the wasteland behind London Street (and opposite the empty new garage/dwelling/office) has become a dumping ground for building materials and prunings up to...

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