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Friday, 29 December 2017
When the first (and probably last) snow of 2017 fell on Broughton this morning, Spurtle – with all the grace of a hippopotamus in high heels – went up Calton Hill to meet it. A good 5mm had...
Tuesday, 26 December 2017
In the Scotsman on Boxing Day 1867, the following article detailed an outsider’s account of strange goings-on the previous day in the fleshpots of London. The Scottish journalist, like many...
Friday, 22 December 2017
Ah the good old days! When Edinburgh was graced by beautiful horses, a comprehensive tramway system, decent roads, happy visitors, and a popular Council firmly in control of private-sector...
Monday, 18 December 2017
There’s been a very appreciative response to articles in the last two months’ printed Spurtles about the history of houses on Albany Street. So much so, in fact, that we thought readers might be...
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Around 35 cyclists (and Ward 12 councillor Susan Rae) gathered for an hour this lunchtime on Leith Walk at the junction with Pilrig Street.Dressed in blue safety tabards, they lined the north and...
Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Broughton bade farewell to the last element of Paolozzi's 'Manuscript of Monte Cassino' today. On a rainy, cold and rather dispiriting Wednesday lunchtime, a small crowd gathered to witness the...
Monday, 11 December 2017
Live Blog All over Picardy Place window.cilAsyncInit = function() {cilEmbedManager.init()};(function() {if (window.cilVwRand === undefined) { window.cilVwRand = Math.floor(Math.random()*10000000...
Saturday, 9 December 2017
 DIGITAL DISPLAY PLAN ADJACENT TO PAOLOZZI PALM Some observers regard the proposed reshuffling of Paolozzi’s ‘Manuscript of Monte Cassino’ as an ill-conceived guddle: a half-baked...
Friday, 8 December 2017
Trevor Davies, formerly Edinburgh Council's Planning Convener  (2003–2007) and now  Honorary Professor of Urban Studies at Glasgow University, has been rather quiet of late about Picardy...
Friday, 8 December 2017
 CEC TO OPEN INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS WITH PARENTS City of Edinburgh Council will begin informal discussions with parent councils next month about whether to move Gaelic Medium Education (GME)...

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