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Monday, 27 May 2019
Spurtle took the opportunity of a rare day-off to visit foreign parts this afternoon.A meander through the Old Town is recorded here in a short series of photographs.We provide explanatory captions...
Sunday, 19 May 2019
Spurtle is as delighted as everyone else at the gradual return of Antony Gormley’s Six Times along the Water of Leith. Originally installed in 2010, four of the pieces were removed in 2012...
Thursday, 16 May 2019
Police in Edinburgh have issued a press release and CCTV image of a man they wish to trace as part of their ongoing enquiries concerning an assault on a teenager. We reproduce their statement below...
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
Crowds gathered again on Leith Street today as the mammoth red crane brought in to help create the new St James roared and blustered and promised much, but didn’t deliver. The engine growled....
Monday, 13 May 2019
Edinburgh University has abandoned its involvement with Drum Property Group’s controversial proposal to develop student accommodation, a hotel, and shops on and around Stead’s Place.The news emerged...
Thursday, 9 May 2019
EXPECT DISRUPTION City of Edinburgh Council has announced that a programme of ‘ground and site investigation work’ in advance of tramworks will begin on 20 May.Contractors Sacryr, Farrans,...
Sunday, 5 May 2019
This magnificent wisteria adorns the basement-level garden at 18A London Street. It lives happily with Andrea Geile’s arresting artworks, which the Spurtle highlighted some years ago (Issues 173...
Tuesday, 30 April 2019
The Ambassador Theatre Group seeks planning permission to replace Edinburgh Playhouse’s existing billboard on Greenside Place with an LED display measuring 6.8m wide x 2m tall (Ref. 19/01947/ADV)....
Friday, 19 April 2019
NUISANCE, BAKERS, AND THE STATE OF THE NATION A baker lad was charged with walking on the foot pavement with a large basket of bread upon his head, contrary to the regulations of police; and...
Monday, 15 April 2019
 2 FREE TICKETS FOR EDINBURGH CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL Do you like beer? Do you like craft beer? Do you like drinking craft beer not too far away from your home or workplace in...

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