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Wednesday, 11 December 2019
Professor James Garden, Edinburgh World Heritage's new chair, marked the organisation’s 20th anniversary with a speech at the French Institute on George IV Bridge last night. He outlined a...
Saturday, 7 December 2019
On 6 December, Ediston again consulted the public about Orion Capital Managers’ ambitions for the 5.9-acre former RBS site between Dundas Street and King George V Park. The exhibition (formerly...
Sunday, 1 December 2019
Controversy has attended the Edinburgh North & Leith General Election hustings run by the Spurtle on 28 November. That event is reported HERE. Spurtle has kept a low profile on Twitter since...
Saturday, 30 November 2019
As you read this, copies of the December Spurtle are already to be found beautifying the barony like a newly washed flock of sheep by night all seated on the ground. This month’s issue (and next...
Friday, 29 November 2019
 EDINBURGH NORTH & LEITH Over 130 people gathered last night in Broughton St Mary’s Parish Church at Spurtle’s General Election hustings for the Edinburgh North & Leith constituency...
Tuesday, 26 November 2019
At today’s meeting of the Policy and Sustainability (P&S) Committee, members discussed a Report written by the Chief Executive Andrew Kerr and recently summarised by the Spurtle here. The...
Wednesday, 20 November 2019
Following an emergency motion by Cllr Joanna Mowat, a report (pp. 282–288) has been published for consideration by the City of Edinburgh Council’s Policy & Sustainability Committee on 26 November...
Thursday, 14 November 2019
 COUNCIL LEADER DEMANDS ANSWERS AS A MATTER OF URGENCY Readers are doubtless aware of the furore over Underbelly’s lack of planning permission for this year’s Christmas Market.Spurtle has...
Tuesday, 12 November 2019
QUESTIONS, ANSWERS, AND A MOTION AT TODAY'S CULTURE & COMMUNITIES COMMITTEE Underbelly’s Ed Bartlam (EB) and Charlie Wood (CW) this morning made a presentation on Edinburgh’s Winter...
Monday, 11 November 2019
2. MOCK TURTLE SOUP. Today we present the second in our series of recipes first published in the pages of Mrs Williamson’s 1854 book The Practice of Cookery and Pastry, Adapted to the...

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