Letters

Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Dear Spurtle At last, the huge mounds of rubble in Shrub Place are being removed…
Thursday, 10 April 2014
Dear Editor Following the acquittal of Nicky Jacobs over the murder of PC Keith Blakelock, Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley…
Thursday, 10 April 2014
Dear Editor I was appalled to read about the thoughtless dumping of food beside a communal street wheelie bin in Bellevue (Breaking news, 9.4.14).…
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Dear Spurtle No 36 buses are trundling through Spurtleshire bearing the hideously ungrammatical slogan 'Get there greener'.   As greener is an…
Sunday, 16 March 2014
Dear Spurtle I was surprised and dismayed when told by a friend about the removal of trees and vegetation from the Sandy Hill (as we called the area…
Saturday, 22 February 2014
Dear Spurtle Edinburgh Council continues to complain to Network Rail about their overblown response at Waverley Station to an imaginary…
Saturday, 08 February 2014
Dear Spurtle I really do not understand why the Prime Minister has bothered to waste his breath in the Scottish Independence debate. Those of us…
Saturday, 01 February 2014
Hello Spurtle   Re: Missing light-up bollard in your article 'Good time to complain' [Issue 226]. I did complain – in good time – about three…
Friday, 31 January 2014
Sir  Allow me to congratulate you on the long overdue exposition of the historic role of the Broughton Burn in the context of the East…
Sunday, 22 December 2013
Dear Spurtle While it is good to see that the Leith Walk works have been getting a lot of attention thanks to your article [Breaking news, 17.12.13…
Wednesday, 18 December 2013
Dear SpurtleRe: 'Worsening communications threaten Leith Walk improvements' (Breaking news, 17.12.13)I'm happy to go on the record to say that I…
Thursday, 07 November 2013
Dear Editor Re: ‘Broughton Street Blot, Edinburgh Problem’ (Breaking news, 28.10.13) The Council recognises how vital it is that we all work…
Friday, 25 October 2013
Dear Sir/MadamTo those for whom environment is more important than industry, it's sad that the plants at Grangemouth are to re-open. The last week of…
Tuesday, 01 October 2013
Hello Spurtle This a rather late comment on your article last month regarding Tesco's makeover (Breaking news, 7.8.13). I wholeheartedly agree that…
Thursday, 29 August 2013
Dear Spurtle On a point of historical road construction interest, could I respectfully point out that Hugh Lockhart (Letters, 3.5.13) uses the term…
Tuesday, 23 July 2013
Dear Spurtle It has been most gratifying and appropriate to see the BBC announce the 8lb 6oz weight of the Royal Baby in Imperial units. Sadly, the…
Wednesday, 26 June 2013
Dear Sir/Madam The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced that Social Security claimants will in future be required to attend compulsory English…
Friday, 21 June 2013
Dear Editor Whilst many travellers will be glad to see that Lothian Buses are to encourage use of their Night Bus services by allowing holders…
Monday, 10 June 2013
Dear SpurtleRe: Your recent article (Breaking news, 5.6.13).Kids not Suits* have, along with many other citizens, written to the Council's Policy and…
Thursday, 09 May 2013
Dear SpurtleIt is worth pointing out that there is to be a third phase of the Water of Leith Flood 'prevention' scheme, costed at £30m, bringing the…