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Friday, 31 January 2020
As work on the redesign of Picardy Place continues, there has been considerable debate about how well the final scheme will eventually satisfy competing needs. There’s also been social-media...
Friday, 31 January 2020
As you read this, early copies of the February Spurtle are already traipsing their way across the barony like lost tourists in search of something authentic. We begin on Page 1 with a backward...
Wednesday, 29 January 2020
Latest news from Edinburgh Council’s Planning Portal reveals another refusal for change of use from domestic dwelling to commercial short-term let (STL). This one concerns a first-floor flat in...
Monday, 27 January 2020
The City of Edinburgh Council has announced that it recognises the vital role of local government in addressing climate change. In May last year, it formally declared a climate emergency and...
Friday, 24 January 2020
Police Scotland has issued an appeal for information following an assault on Baxter’s Place. We reproduce their press release below. Police Scotland is appealing for information after a 47-...
Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Over 25 Extinction Rebellion activists gathered outside Baillie Gifford premises on Greenside Row this morning. They were protesting against the major investment firm’s management of the...
Friday, 10 January 2020
Members of the public will have a say in how the central island is developed in Picardy Place, writes Peter Williamson, chair of the Picardy Residents’ Association (PRA).The Council’s Transport...
Friday, 3 January 2020
Harald Tobermann, a Pilrig resident with strong opinions on the matter, has sent us the following extract. It comes from The Times of 26 December 1799, and neatly foreshadows heated...
Tuesday, 31 December 2019
We end 2019 with a brief reminder from the photo archive that – contrary to some assertions – it is possible to enjoy this time of year in Edinburgh without fireworks, funfairs, amplified...
Sunday, 29 December 2019
Since the Phoenix reopened under new management as the Broughton Bar this autumn, we have heard nothing but positive comments about the refurbished, welcoming establishment and its upgraded menu at...

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