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Tuesday, 11 June 2019
Police in Edinburgh issued the following statement this morning.A man has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of 15-year-old Mhari O'Neill on Calton Hill on 8th December 2018.The...
Sunday, 9 June 2019
Meet Hugh Topping, the person in charge of overseeing the conversion of a Category A-listed Swiss cheese at Blenheim Place into Edinburgh’s newest bookshop. The family-run firm of Topping &...
Friday, 7 June 2019
After 18 months’ determined lobbying behind the scenes, Leith Central Community Council has succeeded in getting the riverside pathway reopened in Bonnington. The section between Newhaven Road...
Wednesday, 5 June 2019
Locals distracted by yet another round of roadworks on Broughton Street may not have noticed that Nom de Plume has the builders in. In fact, this is more than a simple refurbishment. The much-...
Saturday, 1 June 2019
As reported in Issue 285, the Cockburn Association has recently issued a list of 10 buildings that ‘define’ Edinburgh. Spurtle is never too proud to pinch a good idea when we see one, so here’s...
Friday, 31 May 2019
As you read this, team members in sundresses, sandals, and sombreros are already wading across the barony with the latest sizzling copies of the Broughton Spurtle. This month’s issue begins on...
Thursday, 30 May 2019
Planning permission in principle is sought for the demolition of Smithie’s Bar on Eyre Place, and its replacement by a 3-storey housing block with attic and basement (Ref. 19/02460/PPP). The...
Wednesday, 29 May 2019
In February this year, Cornerstone Property Development made an unusual application (unusual to our eyes) to use an existing residential property at 8 Baxter’s Place as short-stay commercial visitor...
Monday, 27 May 2019
Spurtle took the opportunity of a rare day-off to visit foreign parts this afternoon.A meander through the Old Town is recorded here in a short series of photographs.We provide explanatory captions...
Sunday, 19 May 2019
Spurtle is as delighted as everyone else at the gradual return of Antony Gormley’s Six Times along the Water of Leith. Originally installed in 2010, four of the pieces were removed in 2012...

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