SPURTLE HUSTINGS Friday 16 April 2021 - 09:50 7pm, TUESDAY 20 APRIL
Spurtle is holding a hustings for the Edinburgh Northern & Leith constituency in the Scottish Parliament elections.
The… Read More
A HEAD OF ITS TIMES Thursday 15 April 2021 - 11:05 The earliest known figurative representation of the human form depicts an exaggeratedly proportioned pregnant woman carved from mammoth tusk.
That … Read More
BODY FOUND IN WATER OF LEITH Tuesday 13 April 2021 - 12:14 POLICE SEEK WITNESSES
Spurtle received a press release yesterday from Police Scotland. We reproduce it in full below.
Officers in… Read More
EDWARDIAN NEWS FROM THE MEWS, 16 Sunday 11 April 2021 - 09:37 EDINBURGH TAILORS’ STRIKE
Beyond the fact that numbers of men are leaving the town for other work, nothing fresh transpires this morning in… Read More
REMEMBERING THE GREAT HELMSMAN Saturday 10 April 2021 - 10:33 This interesting graffiti at the Broughton Street end of Albany Street Lane makes use of a pre-existing incision in a random flagstone.
At first… Read More
CAST-IRON BEAVERBANK HISTORY Tuesday 6 April 2021 - 10:38 Following our article about a (more interesting than expected) access cover on George Street, reader Sam Murray got in touch about another.
This one… Read More
EDWARDIAN NEWS FROM THE MEWS, 15 Sunday 4 April 2021 - 08:09 GREENSIDE IMPROVEMENT.
W. D. Macgregor writes: The lecture by Judge Brown on Tuesday night on the housing of the Edinburgh poor has drawn attention… Read More
PAWS FOR THOUGHT Friday 2 April 2021 - 14:10 TAKE CARE BEFORE BUYING KITTENS ONLINE
OK, let’s start by stating the obvious … Awwwwwwwwwwww!
Now we have your attention, we can move on. Are… Read More
BAD NEWS FROM BROUGHTON Thursday 1 April 2021 - 12:58 Last night, the London Street Grocery closed its doors for the last time.
The shop – a staple of life in the barony for the last 53 years – is now… Read More