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Sunday, 31 March 2019
As you read this, copies of the April Spurtle are already glancing across Broughton like spring rain on an optimist’s BBQ. Issue 283 kicks off with a note about climate change, the unanticipated...
Friday, 29 March 2019
Take a butcher’s at this. The capital’s trendiest tote bag, designed by Edinburgh-based artist Alexandra Snowden, will be available the length and breadth of Broughton Street tomorrow. It...
Thursday, 21 March 2019
 HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF AS FARCE ON EAST SCOTLAND STREET LANE The latest planning application for the lockup / flat / AirBnB / Class 2 office / lockup on East Scotland Street Lane has...
Tuesday, 19 March 2019
Many thanks to local reader John Hein, who today sent us this photograph of a sign attached to a London Road bus stop. As Mr Hein observes, ‘Hell hath no fury like a bus user endampened.’ ...
Thursday, 14 March 2019
Around 120 people filled the Thomas Morton Hall at Leith Theatre last night for an event billed as the Save Leith Walk (SLW) hustings. For a by-election on the brink of trams, budget cuts, and...
Wednesday, 13 March 2019
Community Councils Together on Trams (CCTT) is a coalition of the four community councils most impacted by the proposed tramway extension route: New Town & Broughton CC, Leith Central CC,...
Tuesday, 12 March 2019
Architects LBA have put forward new plans for a development of six 1-bedroom apartments on a narrow sloping site between 13 Claremont Crescent and Broughton Road (Ref. 19/00451/FUL; Breaking news, 22...
Monday, 11 March 2019
Eleven candidates will contest the forthcoming Leith Walk (Ward 12) by-election on 11 April.They are, in alphabetical order:Steven Alexander, UK Independence Party (UKIP)Jack Caldwell, Scottish...
Sunday, 3 March 2019
If you live in a tenement, you may well have been frustrated by power cuts affecting the time the stair lights come on and go off. The reason power cuts affect lighting timing is because the...
Friday, 1 March 2019
Police in Scotland issued a statement this evening regarding the incident in Annandale Street this afternoon.We reproduce it in full.A spokesperson said: 'Police in Edinburgh were called to Annandale...

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