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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...
Sunday, 10 November 2019
A short and moving service of remembrance was held early this morning in Warriston Cemetery. Led by the Rev. Joanne Foster of Inverleith St Serf’s Church, it recalled those lost or injured in...
Monday, 4 November 2019
The Ross Development Trust and City of Edinburgh Council are consulting the public about proposals for West Princes Street Gardens (WPSG) as part of their Proposal of Application Notice (Ref. 19/...
Friday, 1 November 2019
Underbelly has now submitted its Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) for East Princes Street Gardens.The major development comprises market stalls, fairground rides, a maze, bars, box offices,...
Thursday, 31 October 2019
As you read this, early copies of the November Spurtle are already flittering across the halloween Barony like vampire bats out of a witch’s haunted coffin carried by zombies covered in spiders. Or...
Tuesday, 29 October 2019
Last night, the Council issued a briefing note to councillors about the situation in East Princes Street Gardens. You can read it on Cllr Scott Arthur’s blog HERE, or in the pdf at the foot of...
Monday, 28 October 2019
Stall holders in East Princes Street Gardens risk operating illegally during the Winter Festival. As some readers may now know, the Cockburn Association established on Friday that the scaffold ‘...

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