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Wednesday, 26 May 2010
The Water of Leith Conservation Trust today released its new Plan for public consultation.An important document, it is aimed mainly at organisations which manage the river, but will be of interest to...
Monday, 24 May 2010
Well, that was all very pleasant.A whole weekend with Broughton temperatures reaching the mid-70s (24º C), sunny skies full of plump and contented clouds, acres of exposed pink anatomy, and thousands...
Monday, 24 May 2010
Eight S6 students and three members of staff from Drummond CHS will visit their partner schools in Muthambi, Kenya, in June. They have been raising funds and collecting resources for the last two...
Friday, 21 May 2010
Leith Neighbourhood Partnership are delighted at the take-up so far for their Energy Planning Training day on Sat. 5 June (Breaking news, 11.5.10).However, they're keen to point out that the event is...
Friday, 21 May 2010
This exquisite painting is one of the centrepieces in Union Gallery’s May exhibition of mainly watercolour paintings by Edinburgh-based artist Jenny Matthews (Extras 1.5.10).Burung Jawa (meaning...
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
A local source informs Spurtle of 'yet another' crime in Broughton. On Eildon Street, a resident recently left a garden door open for a few minutes. Someone came in, took her handbag, wallet, diary...
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
The mostly unloved ruin at the end of Bellevue Road has finally gone.However, as reported in Breaking news (4.5.10), the building's demolition leaves a bitter-sweet gap in this part of Broughton's...
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
The rare sight of a blooming 'White Dove tree' (Davidia involucrata) has attracted knowledgeable local enthusiasts' attention in the Royal Botanic Garden.This particular specimen – spotted and...
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Calum Cashley – the 4th-placed, SNP candidate in the General Election – today contacted Spurtle with his reaction.'I won! By far the best description from the Spurtle hustings – "Suited and tied,...
Sunday, 16 May 2010
Spurtle today received the 23 April response of the New Town and Broughton Community Council (NTBCC) to Hackland & Dore's pre-planning application notification for 130 McDonald Rd. Readers can...

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