Letters

Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Dear Spurtle,Re: 'Water of Leith Flood Prevention Scheme'.Rainfall in Scotland can hardly be described as an unexpected occurrence, and an…
Thursday, 02 May 2019
Dear Spurtle,  As a supporter of railways and routes being saved, I wondered if anyone had thought of the idea of the old Powderhall waste…
Monday, 29 April 2019
Dear Spurtle, I have an elderly neighbour who says that a major problem with…
Sunday, 14 April 2019
Dear Spurtle,  I am regularly incensed, and rather than rant vocally I do so in rhyme. I sent you a poem about seagulls and bin bags a few…
Wednesday, 10 April 2019
Dear Spurtle, My wife and I have just moved to Bellevue Crescent from London – or, at least, we’re on our way.  I walked past our future…
Wednesday, 10 April 2019
Dear Spurtle, Regarding the frog searching for a pond around Drummond Place (…
Saturday, 06 April 2019
Dear Spurtle,I was anticipating a feature on the unfortunate carving that has…
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…