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Wednesday, 5 June 2019
Locals distracted by yet another round of roadworks on Broughton Street may not have noticed that Nom de Plume has the builders in. In fact, this is more than a simple refurbishment. The much-...
Saturday, 1 June 2019
As reported in Issue 285, the Cockburn Association has recently issued a list of 10 buildings that ‘define’ Edinburgh. Spurtle is never too proud to pinch a good idea when we see one, so here’s...
Friday, 31 May 2019
As you read this, team members in sundresses, sandals, and sombreros are already wading across the barony with the latest sizzling copies of the Broughton Spurtle. This month’s issue begins on...
Thursday, 30 May 2019
Planning permission in principle is sought for the demolition of Smithie’s Bar on Eyre Place, and its replacement by a 3-storey housing block with attic and basement (Ref. 19/02460/PPP). The...
Wednesday, 29 May 2019
In February this year, Cornerstone Property Development made an unusual application (unusual to our eyes) to use an existing residential property at 8 Baxter’s Place as short-stay commercial visitor...
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...

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