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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...
Wednesday, 2 December 2015
Dear All [E-mail to: Cllr Lesley Hinds, waste@edinburgh.gov.uk, Cllr Angela Blacklock, Cllr Nick Gardner, Cllr Marion Donaldson, Cllr Lewis Ritchie; cc. Broughton Spurtle, New Town Clean Streets...
Friday, 2 October 2015
Dear Spurtle I've followed with interest your coverage of the proposal to convert the former Royal High School (RHS) to a luxury hotel. Although I have issues with some aspects of the new...
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...

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