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Monday, 4 February 2019
Do you have a garden? Do you want to dispose of your garden waste rather than compost it or lob it over the wall into next door’s? Then – if you haven’t done so already – you’ll need to sign up...
Friday, 1 February 2019
The Concrete Wardrobe emporium was first established in 2000 in the Cowgate as a ‘pop-up’ outlet within a gift shop named The Concrete Butterfly. Owing to its expanding business, it transferred...
Thursday, 31 January 2019
As you read this, copies of the February Spurtle are already being distributed across Broughton and beyond. From the snow-capped peaks of George IV Bridge to the lush valley of Canonmills, from...
Wednesday, 30 January 2019
Edinburgh Council’s Development Management Subcommittee meets this afternoon (from 1pm) in a special hearing to consider revised plans for the Foot of Leith Walk. Drum Property Group proposes to...
Monday, 28 January 2019
Edinburgh’s earliest zoo – the Royal Edinburgh Zoological Gardens – was established in 1840 in Broughton Park, on ground now bounded by West Annandale Street, Bellevue Street, Melgund Terrace, and...
Saturday, 26 January 2019
I've recently had the opportunity to check how up-to-date is Spurtle's last article on stair lighting.On a stair with 5 luminaires, one of them was flickering and buzzing constantly. I replaced...
Saturday, 19 January 2019
It’s been six-and-a-half years since we last profiled Kathy’s Knits. Back in July 2012, locals Cathy and Leslie Robb were preparing to open the doors at 64A Broughton Street for the first time....
Thursday, 17 January 2019
Topping & Company Booksellers seeks permission to convert the former Royal Bank of Scotland at 2–3A Bleinheim Place into a bookshop (Ref. 18/10412/LBC). The proposal is for: retail space on...
Tuesday, 15 January 2019
Hopes and concerns were expressed at last night’s New Town & Broughton Community Council about draft proposals for improving George Street and the First New Town (Issue 280). Guest speaker...
Friday, 11 January 2019
 CURIOUSER & CURIOUSER Meet Laura Clifford and Ian Staples, the partners behind Curiouser & Curiouser at 93 Broughton Street. The two began trading here in October 2010, with...

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