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Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Pride Scotia – the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gender communities' annual celebration of sexual diversity – kicks off on Saturday 26 June.Assembly will be in East Market Street from 12.30pm,...
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Last month we aired Blandfield resident Mark Sheffield's misgivings over City of Edinburgh Council's withdrawal of the one-free-special-uplift-per-household-per-year service. He suspected it would...
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Antony Gormely's 6 Times was formally launched this morning at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.The renowned sculptor answered questions and posed for photographers with the first of his...
Monday, 21 June 2010
Sources at the National Galleries of Scotland have declared themselves delighted at pre-launch publicity for Antony Gormley's 6 Times Horizon (which is officially unveiled tomorrow).Through gritted...
Monday, 21 June 2010
At 4am tomorrow morning, 8 S6 students and 3 members of staff from Drummond Community High School will be on their way to Kenya.Since February 2008 (Issue 155) Spurtle has been covering Drummond's...
Monday, 21 June 2010
Spurtle launched this website in October 2009, and after 9 months staff will meet soon to review it in detail.We're not uncritical of ourselves, but would certainly welcome objective criticism from...
Saturday, 19 June 2010
Berlitz Language Centre in Frederick Street requires accommodation for its international students.Director Stephen Penman contacted Spurtle to tell us these students are usually professionals aged...
Saturday, 19 June 2010
Leith Central Community Council meets on Monday evening at 7.30pm in the Nelson Hall at McDonald Road Library.The draft agenda is available in Extras, as are the minutes of last month's AGM and...
Friday, 18 June 2010
Planners at City of Edinburgh Council are circulating a draft of revised planning guidelines on Building Heights and Roofscapes.You can download a pdf of this draft by clicking on the link at the...
Friday, 18 June 2010
Here at the Spurtle we are pro-bicycles, but the behaviour of those cyclists who insist on using the pavement is becoming a pain.Not only are they a hazard, but they give the rest of the bicycling...

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