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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 Anonymous or pseudonymous correspondence will not be published.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.

Friday, 2 October 2015
Dear Spurtle As every reader knows, Duddingston House Properties' controversial plans to transform the old Royal High School into a 'world class six-star hotel' are subject to the approval of...
Saturday, 5 September 2015
Dear SpurtleEdinburgh City Council has two options before it.The hotel option requires bulky new bedroom blocks, one in particular intruding into important views of Calton Hill and the School. This...
Saturday, 15 August 2015
Dear Sir/MadamI am appalled to hear that Edinburgh Council is to throw yet more money at lawyers in order to provide free legal representation for former staff and councillors at the Tram Enquiry.For...
Monday, 10 August 2015
Looks as though this bin outsisde 83 Bellevue Road has become a magnet for dumping dog dirt. Not sure what the dog owners expect will happen to the bags, but they won't be removed by the bin...
Monday, 10 August 2015
Dear Sir/MadamIt is often said that only the best is good enough for the Queen and this is no doubt why Her Majesty will be hauled by a steam locomotive as she opens the Borders Railway. What is...
Tuesday, 28 July 2015
Hi SpurtleI read your article with interest and a degree of sadness that the reinstatement of the riverbed Gormley statues has still to be resolved (Breaking news, 15.7.15).However, over the past...
Thursday, 23 July 2015
SirsThe other day I saw a gentleman wearing a t-shirt with the message:'I ♥ Leith – 'cos there’s no ****ing trams'.Does anyone know where I can get one?Alan G. Melville(Shaw’s Street)•••••SirWe...
Monday, 6 July 2015
Dear Spurtle  I read with great interest your article regarding buses on East London Street ('Bus route needs shake-up, say parents', Issue 242). I emailed Lothian Buses in May and did not...
Monday, 22 June 2015
Dear Spurtle  Further to your piece on the latest George Street Stakeholder Meeting (Breaking news, 15.6.15), here are a few thoughts from someone who attended the meeting.  1. While...
Tuesday, 9 June 2015
Dear Spurtle I recently had an interesting exchange (shorthand for shouting match) with a lady on Fettes Row who objected to my dog widdling on the railings there. I tried to explain to her...

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