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Sunday, 5 May 2019
This magnificent wisteria adorns the basement-level garden at 18A London Street. It lives happily with Andrea Geile’s arresting artworks, which the Spurtle highlighted some years ago (Issues 173...
Tuesday, 30 April 2019
The Ambassador Theatre Group seeks planning permission to replace Edinburgh Playhouse’s existing billboard on Greenside Place with an LED display measuring 6.8m wide x 2m tall (Ref. 19/01947/ADV)....
Friday, 19 April 2019
NUISANCE, BAKERS, AND THE STATE OF THE NATION A baker lad was charged with walking on the foot pavement with a large basket of bread upon his head, contrary to the regulations of police; and...
Monday, 15 April 2019
 2 FREE TICKETS FOR EDINBURGH CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL Do you like beer? Do you like craft beer? Do you like drinking craft beer not too far away from your home or workplace in...
Wednesday, 10 April 2019
Council staff were busy delivering ballot boxes and making preparations across Ward 12 today in advance of the Leith Walk by-election on Thursday 11 April.Votes can be cast between 7am and 10pm at...
Tuesday, 9 April 2019
Leith Street will close to motor traffic again, this time for three weeks, from 7pm on 5 May till 7am on 25 May. Briefer weekend disruptions are also scheduled in June. Laing O’Rourke, the...
Monday, 8 April 2019
BELLEVUE CRESCENT MYSTERY (SOLVED)Mixed howls of anguish and derision have greeted the disappearance of the recently installed wooden sculpture from Bellevue Crescent Gardens. This was the scene...
Thursday, 4 April 2019
The Cockburn Association has recently expressed concern about the potential major redevelopment of Waverley Station which we summarised in Issue 283. In a position statement issued on 28 March,...
Monday, 1 April 2019
With concern mounting over the prospects of Britain crashing out of Europe, and the potential negative effects of such a hard Brexit on business and visitor numbers in the Scottish capital, you may...
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...

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