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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...
Friday, 20 July 2018
Were you disgusted by images of the plastic-filled ocean in Blue Planet? Monty Roy of the Leith Walk police box was, and he’s sickened too by all the cigarette butts and chocolate wrappers he...
Wednesday, 18 July 2018
 CAN ANY READER HELP? In the general scheme of things – the rise and fall of empires, the extinction of species, the erosion of mountain ranges – it's no great shakes. But in the mind...
Saturday, 14 July 2018
Thousands marched through central Edinburgh this afternoon to protest against the arrival of President Trump in the UK in general, and Scotland in particular. Spurtle photographed over a hundred...
Friday, 13 July 2018
 SLOW GOING LIKELY Expect traffic delays tomorrow as an anti-Trump protest passes through the city centre at lunchtime.An unspecified number of people will take an unknown amount of time to...

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