Letters

Monday, 30 August 2021
Dear Spurtle, I refer to the item on page 2 of Spurtle's Issue 309. I’m afraid your heading '25% Social housing for Ediston development' is…
Thursday, 26 August 2021
Dear Spurtle, The bin outside 6 Scotland Street was dropped on its side a week ago when the Council tried to empty it. This is not a complaint about…
Monday, 09 August 2021
Dear Spurtle, I'm a little late to the party ('Private cars – a problem shared'), but this is an important subject and deserves thought and debate…
Thursday, 18 March 2021
Dear Spurtle, I was most upset to read about the accident suffered by the Editor of the Spurtle on George Street at the end of last week ('Knee…
Thursday, 11 March 2021
Dear Spurtle, I am writing in response to the letter from Michael Worobec of 8 Feb, castigating those of us who objected to the new development…
Monday, 08 February 2021
Dear Spurtle, I am writing to vent my frustration at the loud arbiters of taste amongst us who carp on about ugly modern architecture and…
Monday, 16 November 2020
Dear Spurtle, As a resident of Broughton, I am becoming increasingly dismayed by the preponderence of estate agents' To Let & For Sale signs…
Friday, 14 August 2020
Dear Spurtle, The abruptly cancelled August Leith Central Community Council meeting was to have included a presentation and Q&A on Drum’s…
Tuesday, 28 July 2020
Dear Spurtle,  Lots of talk about Broughton Street redevelopment. Lots of talk about safety etc., but just along the road another major…
Friday, 24 July 2020
Dear Spurtle, There are half-a-dozen varieties of swift in Europe; and I personally can claim a ‘first’, by identifying Alpine swifts (bigger,…
Tuesday, 30 June 2020
Dear Spurtle, After three-and-a-half long months, many of us independent retailers finally opened our doors again yesterday.  Messages of support…
Wednesday, 19 February 2020
Dear Spurtle,  In times when we are increasingly expect to know where our sausages come from and who writes the books we read, I’m surprised…
Monday, 03 February 2020
Dear Spurtle, In your February issue (Briefly, p. 2), your in-house 'awkward squad' rightly points out that this site is not in Leith…
Wednesday, 04 December 2019
Dear Spurtle,    This is a bit distasteful, sorry – but has there been an increase in human defecation in public places around Broughton…
Sunday, 24 November 2019
Dear Spurtle, I was somewhat surprised to see that Edinburgh Council is to…
Thursday, 24 October 2019
Dear Spurtle,Earlier this year, the City Council told me that pavement replacement…
Friday, 11 October 2019
Dear Spurtle, The Irish Government appears somewhat hypocritical in expressing concern at possible post Brexit border controls after it was they…
Wednesday, 09 October 2019
Dear Spurtle, The final stage of the Transport (Scotland) Bill will be on the…
Tuesday, 06 August 2019
Dear Spurtle,  The mosaic shown in this month’s Spurtle (Issue 287) ……
Monday, 29 July 2019
Dear Spurtle,  Re: 'How Reliable, How Waterproof'Between 2 November and 10 December 2004, a Public Inquiry heard evidence from Edinburgh Council…