Letters

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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...
Monday, 29 August 2016
Dear Spurtle You mentioned the five carved figures at St James Episcopal Church at Goldenacre in your August number (Issue 254, p.4).It was as a memorial to Reverend Jenkins, who had been rector...
Thursday, 21 July 2016
Dear Spurtle Good Samaritans exist! One evening in June, I managed to leave my wallet on steps near the London Street Grocers. A frantic search in increasingly unlikely places proved...
Friday, 8 July 2016
Dear Spurtle I was beginning to think that Spurtle’s cataloguing of Lesley Hinds’ “over commitment” had put a stop to the Environment Convener’s incessant use of the c-word, but here she...
Friday, 17 June 2016
Dear SpurtleThe European Commission provides a very handy multilingual app for mobile devices. It explains the workings of the European Health Insurence Card (EHIC), including how to access emergency...
Monday, 6 June 2016
Dear Spurtle As the European Referendum fast approaches, I can garner little enthusiasm to vote either way.The IN campaign offers little more than patronising scare tactics whilst the OUT...
Friday, 13 May 2016
Dear SpurtleHolders of free bus passes issued under the National Concession Scheme to elderly and disabled people are currently unable to use them on Night Buses.Whilst Night Buses won’t concern...
Saturday, 7 May 2016
Dear SpurtleUpon reading some big yellow notices today, I was momentarily gratified to learn that Edinburgh Council's Roads Department was planning to do some work in Montgomery Street....

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