Letters

Tuesday, 04 April 2017
Dear SpurtleWhile fully supporting everything else in your piece about the squalor at the top of Broughton Street ['Grotty top of Broughton Street',…
Monday, 03 April 2017
SpurtleThere is almost no-one in Edinburgh who does not complain about the Council.Whether it is refuse collection (or non-collection!), the state of…
Sunday, 19 March 2017
Dear SpurtleI'm sick of the squabbling as to whether or not Scottish people want another Independence referendum.Politicians have vested interests…
Wednesday, 01 March 2017
Dear Spurtle Could CEC not consider the imminent St James Centre gap site and the old Royal High School in tandem, then decide to put the hotel(…
Monday, 20 February 2017
Dear Spurtle With regard to your misgivings over redevelopment of the Ross Bandstand and surrounds (9.2.17;15.2.17), recent comments from John…
Thursday, 09 February 2017
Dear Sir/Madam I was fascinated to read the item anent setted streets in the most recent Spurtle (Issue 259).  What neither Edinburgh…
Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Dear Spurtle Is the newly released T2 Trainspotting film as big a disappointment to railway enthusiasts as the original? John Eoin…
Wednesday, 07 December 2016
Dear Spurtle  Dare we hope – even ironically – for ‘high principles’ and ‘…
Thursday, 24 November 2016
Dear Spurtle My recent experience of the Borders Railway shows that the only…
Wednesday, 23 November 2016
Dear Spurtle  Tonight I approached a Tate & Lyle heavy goods…
Thursday, 10 November 2016
Dear Spurtle If Brexit is Brexit, that presumably means that Trump is Trump. But will it be a hard Trump or a soft one? John Eoin Douglas(…
Friday, 28 October 2016
Dear Spurtle In your current issue (No. 256) you refer to JCDecaux bus shelters being criticised for their ‘poor sightlines’.  That's…
Thursday, 06 October 2016
Dear Spurtle I was interested to read your article on the fire at the…
Saturday, 01 October 2016
Pursuing his interest in the remarkable longevity of George Street’s Tartan House of Scotland (Issue 256, p.3), Spurtle correspondent David Young…
Friday, 02 September 2016
Dear Spurtle In the last few weeks, the wasteland behind London Street (and opposite the empty new garage/dwelling/office) has become a dumping…
Monday, 29 August 2016
Dear Spurtle You mentioned the five carved figures at St James Episcopal Church at Goldenacre in your August number (Issue 254, p.4).It was as a…
Thursday, 21 July 2016
Dear Spurtle Good Samaritans exist! One evening in June, I managed to leave my wallet on steps near the London Street Grocers. A…
Friday, 08 July 2016
Dear Spurtle I was beginning to think that Spurtle’s cataloguing of Lesley Hinds’ “over commitment” had put a stop to the Environment…
Friday, 17 June 2016
Dear SpurtleThe European Commission provides a very handy multilingual app for mobile devices. It explains the workings of the European Health…
Monday, 06 June 2016
Dear Spurtle As the European Referendum fast approaches, I can garner little enthusiasm to vote either way.The IN campaign offers little more…