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ISSUE 282 – OUT TOMORROW!

It’s nearly March, and copies of the latest Spurtle have already begun bouncing about the barony like spring hares on a garden trampoline. 

Issue 282 of your action-packed local stirrer begins with big decisions, bad baking, and a by-election … plus high jinks among pond life. 

It continues with buses, borrowing, and a welcome absence of bollards, bids farewell to the lady boys of Pilrig, ruminates on leviathans, and puts in a good word for scruffy unfortunates. 

ISSUE 281 – OUT TOMORROW!

As you read this, copies of the February Spurtle are already being distributed across Broughton and beyond. From the snow-capped peaks of George IV Bridge to the lush valley of Canonmills, from Pilrig’s sunny meadows to the mist-girt slopes of Howe Street and Henderson Row, local news, views, gossip, and reviews are on the move. 

Page 1 of Issue 281 begins with booze and the forthcoming lack of it, proceeds with rising unease to the goings-on in parks, gets cross, then reaches a hopeful conclusion. 

ISSUE 279 – OUT TOMORROW!

As you read this, the latest Spurtle has been written, printed, folded, and carefully counted into piles ready for wind-powered distribution across Broughton and beyond.

Issue 279 kicks off with some bad good news for first-time home-buyers, some good bad news for car parkers, and mixed tidings for those following the hypothetical progress of inevitable trams.

Page 2, like everywhere else at the moment, is dominated by Planning issues, with a sprinkling of wobbly parapet, airy art, and disappearing police box.

ISSUE 278 – OUT SOON!

Autumn is here, and so is the October Spurtle.

Spreading silently across the barony like freshly made coffee leaking from a thermos into the deepest recesses of your briefcase, Issue 278 brings to you hot news affecting Broughton and neighbouring bits of the world beyond.

We begin with a new face soon to be more familiar, and a well-known face cheerfully bidding farewell. 

We cover mixed views on an overlooked playground, an upbeat assessment of city transformation, and a decidedly disappointed response to a Council department struggling to cope.

ISSUE 277 – OUT TOMORROW!

As you read this, copies of the September Spurtle are already percolating through the barony like fresh coffee through a linen tablecloth.

Issue 277 brings you a bear, a yarn bomb, and much ado about Planning; a liner on Dublin Street, an abundance of butterflies, an abomination of slithering, another bear, views on views and a special 70th-birthday celebration. 

ISSUE 276 – OUT SOON!

As you read this, the August printed edition of the Spurtle is thundering off the press like a flash flood down Dublin Street. Copies will be inundating areas near you soon. 

Page 1 launches with a playground splash, mixed views on an uphill struggle, more political promises, and a new date for the return of nude bathing in the Water of Leith.  

ISSUE 274 OUT TOMORROW!

Talk about action-packed! 

The June Spurtle is out and about from tomorrow, positively bursting at the seams with local news. 

Page 1 sums up three major stories for north-east Edinburgh and contains not only a tiger but an astonishing 27 bullet points – more than appear in the King James Bible and complete works of Dickens combined. 

Page 2 kicks off with, um, three other major stories for north-east Edinburgh and an unlikely intervention from the President of the United States. 

ISSUE 268 – OUT TOMORROW!

If something lang-leggit goes bump in the night tonight, don’t worry. 

Chances are it’s either an absolutely enormous, parasitic crane-fly skittering about blindly in the dark, or the latest copy of the Spurtle arriving through a letterbox near you. 

Issue 268 is bursting at the seams with news about people and places in your vicinity. We start with things which are: pleasingly shorter; able to be much improved; or moving forward with a hop, skip, and a jump.

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