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Wednesday, 10 April 2019
Council staff were busy delivering ballot boxes and making preparations across Ward 12 today in advance of the Leith Walk by-election on Thursday 11 April.Votes can be cast between 7am and 10pm at...
Tuesday, 9 April 2019
Leith Street will close to motor traffic again, this time for three weeks, from 7pm on 5 May till 7am on 25 May. Briefer weekend disruptions are also scheduled in June. Laing O’Rourke, the...
Monday, 8 April 2019
BELLEVUE CRESCENT MYSTERY (SOLVED)Mixed howls of anguish and derision have greeted the disappearance of the recently installed wooden sculpture from Bellevue Crescent Gardens. This was the scene...
Thursday, 4 April 2019
The Cockburn Association has recently expressed concern about the potential major redevelopment of Waverley Station which we summarised in Issue 283. In a position statement issued on 28 March,...
Monday, 1 April 2019
With concern mounting over the prospects of Britain crashing out of Europe, and the potential negative effects of such a hard Brexit on business and visitor numbers in the Scottish capital, you may...
Sunday, 31 March 2019
As you read this, copies of the April Spurtle are already glancing across Broughton like spring rain on an optimist’s BBQ. Issue 283 kicks off with a note about climate change, the unanticipated...
Friday, 29 March 2019
Take a butcher’s at this. The capital’s trendiest tote bag, designed by Edinburgh-based artist Alexandra Snowden, will be available the length and breadth of Broughton Street tomorrow. It...
Thursday, 21 March 2019
 HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF AS FARCE ON EAST SCOTLAND STREET LANE The latest planning application for the lockup / flat / AirBnB / Class 2 office / lockup on East Scotland Street Lane has...
Tuesday, 19 March 2019
Many thanks to local reader John Hein, who today sent us this photograph of a sign attached to a London Road bus stop. As Mr Hein observes, ‘Hell hath no fury like a bus user endampened.’ ...
Thursday, 14 March 2019
Around 120 people filled the Thomas Morton Hall at Leith Theatre last night for an event billed as the Save Leith Walk (SLW) hustings. For a by-election on the brink of trams, budget cuts, and...

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