Letters

Spurtle welcomes correspondence from named readers. Anonymous or pseudonymous correspondence will not be published. The Editor reserves the right to cut or adjust letters for reasons of space or clarity.

Sunday, 14 April 2019
Dear Spurtle,  I am regularly incensed, and rather than rant vocally I do so in rhyme. I sent you a poem about seagulls and bin bags a few years ago. Here’s one on the new buses (Services...
Wednesday, 10 April 2019
Dear Spurtle, My wife and I have just moved to Bellevue Crescent from London – or, at least, we’re on our way.  I walked past our future home over the weekend and was dismayed to see the...
Wednesday, 10 April 2019
Dear Spurtle, Regarding the frog searching for a pond around Drummond Place (Issue 283, page 2).  We have had a mummified frog that suddenly appeared in our garden from around the end of...
Saturday, 6 April 2019
Dear Spurtle,I was anticipating a feature on the unfortunate carving that has appeared opposite our house. You did not dissapoint [Issue 283]. As a 3D-designer and environmental artist, I can...
Monday, 25 March 2019
Dear Spurtle The pavements in Leith Walk ward are in a disgraceful, dangerous, and dilapidated condition.Last year, I reported to the Council the badly broken pavings on both sides of East...
Friday, 22 March 2019
Dear Spurtle Just a word of thanks to all involved in looking after our precious local parks!!  Also to those involved in the care and maintenance of our really fine parks !! Thank you...
Monday, 25 February 2019
Dear Spurtle I attach two photographs of a very dangerous broken pavement outside the Territorial Army Centre in East Claremont Street, Edinburgh.This pavement is dilapidated, sunken and badly...
Tuesday, 19 February 2019
Dear SpurtleSecure? Would it have been not secure if Drummond would have shared the premises with a Gaelic medium education?Your headline [Issue 281, p.2] is derogatory: secure of the invasion of...
Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Dear Spurtle I read with interest your article about the various planning applications and existing student accommodation in the Leith area ('Putting a number to student arrivals', Issue 279)....
Friday, 31 August 2018
Dear Spurtle  During a recent visit to Herculaneum, the UNESCO World Hertitage Site in Southern Italy, I was struck by the state of the roads there compared to our own UNESCO World Heritage...

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