As you read this, advance copies of the printed Spurtle are already spreading across Broughton like traffic cones on a Canonmills footway.
July’s issue kicks off with a surprise refusal, a rug going nowhere, and things going bump, crash, hiss, rattle and squish in the night … for hours and hours and weeks on end. Also: violence, missing hands but no missing fingers.
Page 2 continues with bills, buses and a troubled frog. There’s news of no news in Gayfield Square, no news in Powderhall, an absence in East London Street, and a proposed reduction on Calton Hill. And bins.
Tram tidings and fire engines feature on Page 3, as does a comedian in the red, a site for sore teeth, a flood of new spending, and a local getting apoplectic over apostrophes.
We conclude on Page 4 with yet another bus being bothersome where it didn’t oughta, the conclusion of carolling, new ways to get splatted in the New Town, and the arrival of luxury tubs on Rodney Street.
In short, it’s the concise guide to everything bigger than ants between Queen Street and Warriston Crescent, Howe Street and Pilrig Park, Greenside and those bits of the barony you didn’t realise you didn’t know.
Pick up your copy from local shops, businesses, bars and cafés, public libraries, private libraries, and railing dispensers hiding in plain sight. Alternatively, download a colourful rain-resistant pdf from the website HERE after midnight tonight.
Remember! Spurtle depends on readers to keep us posted on what’s going on in the neighbourhood. We’re always interested in your news and views, and are well used to treating tip-offs with discretion if asked to do so. Then publishing them.
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