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Sunday, 12 August 2018
This morning was a morning for the Edinburgh purist. The sort of person who can see beyond the drips on their nose and focus on the bigger picture, the longer view with which our August capital...
Saturday, 11 August 2018
 PROBLEM PARKING FORCES DIVERSIONS Lothian Buses’ Service 11 was suspended along Pilrig Street on 9 August because parked vehicles were blocking access to stops and making it difficult...
Wednesday, 8 August 2018
NEW FILM BACKS MUSIC SCHOOL PLAN A visually stunning new video has appeared online asserting the merits of moving St Mary’s Music School into a restored and sympathetically extended old Royal...
Saturday, 4 August 2018
 OUTLINE PLANNING APPLICATION WITHDRAWN Yesterday, Royal Bank of Scotland unexpectedly withdrew its planning permission in principle application for a major new mixed development on Eyre...
Friday, 3 August 2018
City of Edinburgh Council has taken stock of its existing powers, and set out a wish-list for new powers it wants from the Scottish Government, in a bid to control problematic short-term lets. ...
Wednesday, 1 August 2018
As mentioned in Issue 275, the subject of the 2017 film The King and I is kenspeckle local resident Graham Croan Bee. Croan Bee lives in Scotland Street and is well known in a...
Tuesday, 31 July 2018
As you read this, the August printed edition of the Spurtle is thundering off the press like a flash flood down Dublin Street. Copies will be inundating areas near you soon. Page 1 launches with...
Monday, 30 July 2018
And now for some good news. The application to redevelop Canon Mill has stalled. As first reported here back in January, the Thistle Property Group wanted to retain the façade of 1–3 Canon...
Sunday, 29 July 2018
We like this striking collage of Broughton Street shopfronts, available as a greetings card from Concrete Wardrobe at No 50a.It is the work of nomadic Polish photographer Daniel Dabrowski, who has...
Wednesday, 25 July 2018
Separate incidents on the same day have led to Edinburgh Police appealing for witnesses. The first (Incident no. 3698) happened on Monday 23 July, at around 7.25pm, when a female was struck by a...

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