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Monday, 17 September 2018
If you complete just one online Council consultation exercise this year, make it this one. It has the potential to transform how we reach, linger in and traverse the city. Get it wrong, and...
Thursday, 13 September 2018
DAVID STERRATT GETS DEEP DOWN AND DIRTY Breakfast spoiler alert: Article contains graphic images of an overflowing drain.Recently, we had an unpleasant issue with overflowing drains at the...
Saturday, 1 September 2018
 ‘What is this life if, full of care,  We have no time to stand and stare?’ What would the poet W.H. Davies have to say about so many who now seem umbilically affixed to their...
Friday, 31 August 2018
As you read this, copies of the September Spurtle are already percolating through the barony like fresh coffee through a linen tablecloth.Issue 277 brings you a bear, a yarn bomb, and much ado about...
Thursday, 30 August 2018
City of Edinburgh Council's Development Management Subcommittee yesterday unanimously refused planning permission for a controversial short-term letting proposal at 7–8 Baxter’s Place (Ref. 17/05645/...
Friday, 24 August 2018
City of Edinburgh Council is to consult on ways to develop public space on Arboretum Place outside the West Gate of the Royal Botanic Garden. The area is currently dominated by parking, with (...
Wednesday, 22 August 2018
Save Leith Walk campaigners got an early taste of the Planning system’s complexities and frustrations this afternoon when they tried to present a petition opposing Drum Property’s development of 106–...
Tuesday, 21 August 2018
Bar rooms, kitchen tables and social media have been buzzing over recent months with conversations about the future of Leith in general and Leith Walk in particular. Spurtle is no expert on our...
Saturday, 18 August 2018
Paperwork 5 is the fifth, annual, joint exhibition by three artists with quite different but complementary styles. It’s an independently minded collaboration marked by thoughtful attention and...
Tuesday, 14 August 2018
 TLC FOR THE PRESTRESSED After a hard day’s splashing about in the rain, do you sometimes feel you could do with your post-tensioned tendons being grouted, your bearings replaced, and/or...

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