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Thursday, 13 June 2019
Drum Property Group has appealed to the Scottish Government against Edinburgh Council’s refusal of planning consent to develop student housing, hotel and retail at 106–162 Leith Walk (Refs 18/04332/...
Wednesday, 12 June 2019
Have you been out and about in today's weather? Are you completely sodden and downhearted? Cheer up! Stockbridge & Inverleith Community Council have contacted us about a traffic-free,...
Tuesday, 11 June 2019
Police in Edinburgh issued the following statement this morning.A man has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of 15-year-old Mhari O'Neill on Calton Hill on 8th December 2018.The...
Sunday, 9 June 2019
Meet Hugh Topping, the person in charge of overseeing the conversion of a Category A-listed Swiss cheese at Blenheim Place into Edinburgh’s newest bookshop. The family-run firm of Topping &...
Friday, 7 June 2019
After 18 months’ determined lobbying behind the scenes, Leith Central Community Council has succeeded in getting the riverside pathway reopened in Bonnington. The section between Newhaven Road...
Wednesday, 5 June 2019
Locals distracted by yet another round of roadworks on Broughton Street may not have noticed that Nom de Plume has the builders in. In fact, this is more than a simple refurbishment. The much-...
Saturday, 1 June 2019
As reported in Issue 285, the Cockburn Association has recently issued a list of 10 buildings that ‘define’ Edinburgh. Spurtle is never too proud to pinch a good idea when we see one, so here’s...
Friday, 31 May 2019
As you read this, team members in sundresses, sandals, and sombreros are already wading across the barony with the latest sizzling copies of the Broughton Spurtle. This month’s issue begins on...
Thursday, 30 May 2019
Planning permission in principle is sought for the demolition of Smithie’s Bar on Eyre Place, and its replacement by a 3-storey housing block with attic and basement (Ref. 19/02460/PPP). The...
Wednesday, 29 May 2019
In February this year, Cornerstone Property Development made an unusual application (unusual to our eyes) to use an existing residential property at 8 Baxter’s Place as short-stay commercial visitor...

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