Letters

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…
Friday, 13 May 2016
Dear SpurtleHolders of free bus passes issued under the National Concession Scheme to elderly and disabled people are currently unable to use them on…
Saturday, 07 May 2016
Dear SpurtleUpon reading some big yellow notices today, I was momentarily gratified to learn that Edinburgh Council's Roads Department was …
Saturday, 30 April 2016
Dear Spurtle  Walking past St Stephen’s Church this afternoon I was delighted to hear the sound of the clock striking three. True, the…
Friday, 15 April 2016
Dear SpurtleDavid Sterratt’s article ‘Piecing together what's gone wrong’ (12.4.16) was well written, well researched.It seems to me we need a…
Friday, 25 March 2016
Dear SpurtleFollowing the recent closure of Scotland's last coal-fired power…
Wednesday, 09 March 2016
Dear Spurtle Following your article on CEC spending in excess of £40,000 on the KEYFRAMES lights in St Andrew Square [Issue 249, p.1], for me it…
Wednesday, 02 March 2016
Dear Spurtle Readers must be weary of the constant recycling of stories about, er, recycling, but it seems to be an issue that just won't go…
Wednesday, 02 March 2016
Dear Spurtle I recently attended the third consultation on the proposals to redevelop the site at the foot of Dundas Street, shortly to be…
Tuesday, 01 March 2016
Dear Spurtle Merci mille fois, City of Edinburgh Council, inter alia, for the latest 'creation' in Essential Edinburgh's theme-park takeover of…
Thursday, 11 February 2016
To: Bins and Recycling Department Complaints, Edinburgh City Council Dear Sir or Madam Re: Complaint Number: 300868 Further to…
Monday, 01 February 2016
Dear SpurtleI would like to correct or clarify a comment in your article on the…
Thursday, 21 January 2016
Dear SpurtleI have to respond to the letter written by S. May of Warriston Road re the rebuilding of the Botanic Cottage in the RBGE ('Hellish old…
Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Dear Spurtle We live in close proximity to Old Broughton. There are three recycling bins for paper, cardboard and packaging material. …