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Tuesday, 29 October 2019
Last night, the Council issued a briefing note to councillors about the situation in East Princes Street Gardens. You can read it on Cllr Scott Arthur’s blog HERE, or in the pdf at the foot of...
Monday, 28 October 2019
Stall holders in East Princes Street Gardens risk operating illegally during the Winter Festival. As some readers may now know, the Cockburn Association established on Friday that the scaffold ‘...
Friday, 25 October 2019
In the light of today's massive social-media response to Underbelly's scaffolding structure in East Princes Street Gardens, Spurtle sought a response from Edinburgh Council. This evening we got...
Friday, 25 October 2019
In the current controversies surrounding use and development of Edinburgh’s public spaces, particularly green spaces, it is sometimes tempting to think we live uniquely in a time of moral slippage...
Tuesday, 22 October 2019
The following brief statement from Police Scotland was received at lunchtime today. We reproduce it unedited and in full. About 7.40am on Tuesday 22 October 2019 the body of a female was...
Wednesday, 16 October 2019
A new tree survey in St Andrew Square Gardens recommends a thoroughgoing removal of deadwood, and additional enhancement of the soil environment. Doing so will require expanding the soil...
Tuesday, 15 October 2019
An article in Saturday’s Scotsman prompted a massive reaction on social media over the weekend.  Furious residents responded to the article’s opening paragraph: ‘Council chiefs in Edinburgh...
Saturday, 12 October 2019
Friends of Pilrig Park and their allies object in the strongest possible terms to another proposal to site the Ladyboys of Bangkok/La Clique cabarets in Pilrig Park for 30 days next summer. ...
Friday, 11 October 2019
A second public consultation about plans for the former RBS site between Dundas Street and King George V Park has been postponed. The New Town North PAN exhibition had been scheduled for 17...
Wednesday, 9 October 2019
Resurfacing of the carriageway between Pilrig Street and Broughton Primary School is scheduled to begin tomorrow. If all goes according to plan, work will start at 7.00pm and finish at 6.00am...

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