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Saturday, 29 February 2020
As you read this, advanced copies of the March Spurtle are already popping up across the barony like snowdrops awaiting the first dog of spring. We begin on Page 1 with 186 miles of scaffolding...
Thursday, 20 February 2020
 EXCLUSIVE Something has changed about Antony Gormley’s Six Times along the Water of Leith. But so far, hardly anyone has noticed. Originally installed in 2010, four of the pieces were...
Monday, 17 February 2020
The Post Office plans to privatise its service at 40 Frederick Street on 15 April with the immediate loss of nine jobs. Plans first emerged on 7 January. However, the date for closing the...
Friday, 14 February 2020
This morning, the Spurtle received the following photo of a document, whose source could not vouchsafe its authenticity. As a public service, we have considered it. To the best of our...
Thursday, 13 February 2020
 Obituary: Reverend Peter Macdonald Many across Broughton and beyond have been saddened by the Reverend Peter Macdonald’s sudden death on 12 February.Macdonald became Minister at Broughton...
Sunday, 9 February 2020
4. TO DRESS LAMB’S HEAD With Storm Ciara howling about our ears and snow forecast for the start of the coming week, what better time than this to prepare a hearty, comforting dish that all your...
Saturday, 8 February 2020
 AND THIS ISN’T IT It’s not clear exactly what the latest graffiti at Warriston Junction refers to.It could be Britain’s exit from the European Union, calls for another referendum on...
Friday, 7 February 2020
Too nerve-racking to watch the rugby this weekend? Instead, you could do a lot worse than to visit the BP Portrait Award 2019 at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. It’s a very...
Thursday, 6 February 2020
Hackland + Dore Directors Pension seeks planning permission to knock down the single-storey office building of Hackland + Dore Architects at 16 Annandale Street.The proposal is to replace it with a...
Tuesday, 4 February 2020
The ‘Paolozzis’ returned to Broughton Street this afternoon.The area known as ‘Big Foot Country’ has been without its Manuscript of Monte Cassino since December 2017. At that time, in order to...

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