Letters

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…
Friday, 12 January 2018
Dear Spurtle  Am I being unduly cynical at the support from retailers for compulsory plastic bag charging? Apart from the few companies who…
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Dear Spurtle The recent leak on the new British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is utterly irrelevant to the vessel’s future.…
Monday, 18 December 2017
Dear Spurtle In your report on the demise of the Leith Walk armadillos and…
Monday, 11 December 2017
Dear Spurtle I fail to understand what all the fuss is about the proposals for the reconstruction of Picardy Place.What is clearly needed is a…
Thursday, 07 December 2017
Dear Spurtle It’s deeply disturbing that Scotrail has cancelled all services on the Far North and West Highland lines in advance of Storm…
Wednesday, 01 November 2017
Dear Spurtle So, massive redundancies are forecast to occur in the London banking sector as a result of Brexit. Good, I say.These overpaid…
Friday, 27 October 2017
Dear Spurtle  I read the recent articles on Picardy Place and have just seen…