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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 Anonymous or pseudonymous correspondence will not be published.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.

Monday, 1 February 2016
Dear SpurtleI would like to correct or clarify a comment in your article on the recently approved planning applications for 4B Gayfield Place [Issue 248, 'Objections fail to stop Gayfield basement...
Thursday, 21 January 2016
Dear SpurtleI have to respond to the letter written by S. May of Warriston Road re the rebuilding of the Botanic Cottage in the RBGE ('Hellish old new-build', 22 December 2015).The land on which the...
Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Dear Spurtle We live in close proximity to Old Broughton. There are three recycling bins for paper, cardboard and packaging material. However some very anti-social folk regularily dump...
Friday, 8 January 2016
Dear SpurtleFor the last fortnight anyone living in London Street will be aware of the very large red Mercedes van with very inconsiderate parking habits.Sometimes it parks on the double white lines...
Thursday, 31 December 2015
Dear Cllr Lewis,I'm writing to you in your capacity as Edinburgh's 'events champion' about the proposed closure of Calton Hill on Hogmanay (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-...
Sunday, 27 December 2015
Dear SpurtleThe announcement of the closure of Calton Hill is rather strange.The Council statement on its website (22 December) says, ‘There will be no public access to Calton Hill on 31 December as...
Tuesday, 22 December 2015
Dear Spurtle Am I alone in thinking the large stone carbuncle lauded and applauded as the latest addition to The Botanics is hellish? ('Botanic Cottage Wins High Praise', 18 December) What...
Friday, 18 December 2015
Dear Spurtle  We are sitting here in New York watching the streamed Council debate on the dire proposal to turn the Royal High School into yet another hotel. The contribution from Carol Nimmo...
Wednesday, 16 December 2015
Dear Spurtle I write regarding the comments in Issue 247 and online [3.11.15] about the proposed development in the car park on Broughton Street Lane. I have been a Forth Street resident...
Thursday, 10 December 2015
Hello Spurtle  The document cited in yesterday’s article (‘How St Andrew Square was meant to be’) shows just how waffly and woolly the much-trumpeted ‘design principles’ for George Street...

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