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Wednesday, 18 December 2019
The new ‘gas governor’ that recently appeared in Bellevue Crescent is to be redesigned. The Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland and seven locals who objected to the incongruous helipad-...
Monday, 16 December 2019
Four community councils and the Cockburn Association have issued a joint statement detailing their response to the Quaich Project proposal for West Princes Street Gardens. You can read it in full...
Monday, 16 December 2019
3. TO BOIL A TURKEY. Today we get you properly in the Christmas mood with this, the third in our series of delicious recipes first published in the pages of Mrs Williamson’s 1854 book The...
Saturday, 14 December 2019
This may not be the most exciting item we bring you this Christmas, but it may yet prove to be among the more useful. Below we reproduce a briefing issued by the Place Management part of the...
Friday, 13 December 2019
The SNP held Edinburgh North & Leith last night with an emphatic victory and increased share of the vote. With 73% of the electorate taking part, the results were as follows: Deidre...
Thursday, 12 December 2019
In the words of Joni Mitchell, ‘Don’t it always seem to go / that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone?’ Well, nobody’s yet talking about extending a car park over the premises, but a...
Wednesday, 11 December 2019
Professor James Garden, Edinburgh World Heritage's new chair, marked the organisation’s 20th anniversary with a speech at the French Institute on George IV Bridge last night. He outlined a...
Saturday, 7 December 2019
On 6 December, Ediston again consulted the public about Orion Capital Managers’ ambitions for the 5.9-acre former RBS site between Dundas Street and King George V Park. The exhibition (formerly...
Sunday, 1 December 2019
Controversy has attended the Edinburgh North & Leith General Election hustings run by the Spurtle on 28 November. That event is reported HERE. Spurtle has kept a low profile on Twitter since...
Saturday, 30 November 2019
As you read this, copies of the December Spurtle are already to be found beautifying the barony like a newly washed flock of sheep by night all seated on the ground. This month’s issue (and next...

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