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Thursday, 18 July 2019
 John Ross Maclean reviews a ‘veritable symphony of pleasures’ On 25 June, Blackwell’s Bookshop on South Bridge hosted the launch of Aspects of Edinburgh, a celebration of the capital in...
Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Parts of Edinburgh struggled to cope with a sudden downpour on 24 June. Over half the month’s anticipated rain fell in three hours on the west of the city, and some 140 floods were reported...
Tuesday, 9 July 2019
Edinburgh-based Star Pubs & Bars Ltd seeks planning consent for new signage at 46–48A Broughton Street (Ref. 19/03014/ADV). The former Phoenix Bar, it seems, is set to rise again as The...
Friday, 5 July 2019
This was originally going to be a short article about Broughton’s grain basket on East Claremont Street. There was to be a bad joke about parking wheaters, then a suggestion that the Council’s...
Friday, 5 July 2019
Edinburgh Council has issued a revised carriageway resurfacing programme prior to tramworks starting in the autumn. We have extracted those parts of the programme most affecting readers in...
Tuesday, 2 July 2019
Many thanks to Bellevue resident Mairghread Cunningham, who yesterday spotted this handbill attached to a lamppost beside the bus stop at the foot of Broughton Street.  Difficult to...
Sunday, 30 June 2019
The Cockburn Association held a consultation in McDonald Road Library on 26 June, the first of five aimed at establishing recommendations for a new Local Development Plan (LDP). The LDP will...
Friday, 28 June 2019
As you read this, copies of the July Spurtle are already illuminating obscure corners of the barony, glinting like gold, bouncing like sunbeams off a holidaying Italian dentist’s smile as she leaves...
Wednesday, 26 June 2019
As rain fell on Monday, the Edinburgh Evening News reported breathlessly about ‘unbelievable scenes’ across the city. Images liberally borrowed from social media showed cars and buses splashing...
Saturday, 22 June 2019
A new scheme has been launched to plant more trees in Edinburgh, and take better care of the ones we already have. Tree Time is a joint initiative by Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust,...

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