Letters

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…
Monday, 23 October 2017
Dear Spurtle Oh joy! The Dome superbar/restaurant on George Street has done…
Saturday, 21 October 2017
Dear Spurtle I am appalled at the Scottish Government’s ill-considered intention to ban the reasonable chastisement of children by their parents…
Monday, 16 October 2017
Dear Spurtle I'm sure many will have welcomed the new 20mph speed limit, particularly  while attempting to cross the roads in Edinburgh.But…
Thursday, 12 October 2017
The pavement area outside Hectors Bar in Stockbridge is now so narrow that you have to stop, to allow oncoming pedestrians or mums with prams to…
Saturday, 02 September 2017
Dear Spurtle I am staying at the Travelodge in a room directly overlooking Malone's. I have asked to be moved – we can barely speak to each…
Tuesday, 01 August 2017
Dear Spurtle The long-awaited (surely 'long-dreaded'?) wheelie bins newly installed in London Street are not just ugly: they don't work […
Monday, 31 July 2017
Dear Spurtle  I wonder ... Is there any way that Spurtle can tactfully do…
Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Dear Spurtle I am a grandfather with a lively 2-year old. Over the summer I have been filling in large gaps in railings across the New Town…
Friday, 14 July 2017
Dear Spurtle I must object in particular to the headline used for a recent front page story ('Bid to fix human problems in city centre', Issue…
Sunday, 28 May 2017
Dear SpurtleThe Conservative bar chart that you featured on 18 May looked to me like the oldest trick in the book, namely an offset zero. But when I…
Monday, 22 May 2017
Hi Spurtle For around 4–6 months now, the black skips/bins at the bottom end of East Claremont street have been encroaching on parking spaces…
Friday, 05 May 2017
Dear SpurtleWhilst attempting to arrange a lift to the Polling Station yesterday morning, I was somewhat discomfited when the Greens told me to walk…
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Hi Spurtle I'm a local resident and, having read your April 2017 edition about the Leith Street road closure to vehicles, I would like to put…