Letters

Monday, 25 March 2019
Dear Spurtle The pavements in Leith Walk ward are in a disgraceful, dangerous…
Friday, 22 March 2019
Dear Spurtle Just a word of thanks to all involved in looking after our precious local parks!!  Also to those involved in the care and…
Monday, 25 February 2019
Dear Spurtle I attach two photographs of a very dangerous broken pavement outside the Territorial Army Centre in East Claremont Street,…
Tuesday, 19 February 2019
Dear SpurtleSecure? Would it have been not secure if Drummond would have shared the premises with a Gaelic medium education?Your headline [Issue 281…
Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Dear Spurtle I read with interest your article about the various planning applications and existing student accommodation in the Leith area ('…
Friday, 31 August 2018
Dear Spurtle  During a recent visit to Herculaneum, the UNESCO World Hertitage Site in Southern Italy, I was struck by the state of the…
Monday, 20 August 2018
Dear Spurtle Golfers in Porty on Friday were stunned to find, nailed to the clubhouse doors like Luther's Articles, a notice from Edinburgh…
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
Dear Spurtle Regarding your Briefly item in Issue 276, of course there will be no-…
Tuesday, 07 August 2018
Dear Spurtle I read with interest your piece on the city constellation with regard to advertising in Edinburgh. I thought it might be good to…
Thursday, 02 August 2018
Dear Spurtle I wonder if any other readers have been driven to distraction by…
Tuesday, 17 July 2018
Dear Spurtle Whilst a redevelopment of the Powderhall site is very welcome, no mention appears to have been made as to how the very considerable…
Monday, 18 June 2018
Dear Spurtle How on earth can the Royal Bank of Scotland justify closing branches when I had to queue for half an hour to be served today at…
Saturday, 12 May 2018
Dear Spurtle I have been trying to arrange the uplift of a mattress. The new process required me to:create an online account (for something…
Tuesday, 01 May 2018
Dear Spurtle Would it not have made sense to do this ‘reconstruction’ work before Bellevue Road was re-tarmacked?  Strikes me that there…
Thursday, 19 April 2018
Dear Spurtle Now that Edinburgh Council has published its eagerly awaited final plan for the new road layout in Picardy Place (Breaking news, 18…
Monday, 16 April 2018
Dear SpurtleRead your article regarding Pheasants (Issue 273, p.3).  I took…
Thursday, 05 April 2018
Dear Spurtle  Perhaps you’ve already heard about the trees that have gone…
Monday, 02 April 2018
Dear Spurtle A few years ago, the Edinburgh Evening News ran an April Fool story to the effect that, instead of going down Leith Walk,  the…
Monday, 05 March 2018
Dear Spurtle I have been singularly unimpressed at the reaction to a few…
Wednesday, 07 February 2018
Dear SpurtleI refer to the  piece in the your February edition ('Council…