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Saturday, 14 September 2019
Broughton Scouts and Lothian Motor Coaches combined yesterday to whisk 50 local Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and adult leaders to their centenary camp in Dunkeld. Both organisations are celebrating 100...
Friday, 13 September 2019
 PUBLIC DISCUSS SOLUTIONS TO MAJOR PROBLEMS Earlier this week, the Cockburn Association held the second of a potential five Soapbox Sessions in which members of the public consider and...
Thursday, 12 September 2019
The future of the 5.9-acre former Royal Bank of Scotland site between Dundas Street and King George V Park has become a little clearer.  Representatives from developers Orion Capital and Ediston...
Wednesday, 11 September 2019
The Lady Haig Poppy Factory seeks planning permission/listed building consent for a major programme of refurbishment and repair to the leaking roofs at 68 Logie Green Road (Ref. 19/04027/LBC). ...
Saturday, 7 September 2019
Who knows where this is? Clue: it’s a ground-floor commercial property at the core of Spurtleshire, with superabundant original shelving more usually stocked with products to clean, heal, de-...
Friday, 6 September 2019
Do you live on a common stair? Have you ever wondered what all the fuss is about when it comes to holidaymakers coming to live amongst regular city residents?  Scott Richards describes his first...
Tuesday, 3 September 2019
Police Scotland issued the following press release today, which we reproduce unedited and in full. Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in the Leith Walk...
Saturday, 31 August 2019
As you read this, copies of the latest September Spurtle are fanning out across the barony like millionaire MPs’ contingency funds towards offshore tax havens. Page 1 begins with a ding-dong on...
Wednesday, 7 August 2019
  A CELEBRATION Edna Miller (Glen, née Haggart), was well known on Bellevue Road, working in her beautiful front garden or sitting outside her door and chatting with all who passed,...
Saturday, 3 August 2019
While having coffee with a companion in a Drummond Place back garden earlier this week, I was surprised by a pale orange and black speckled butterfly which landed on our table.  Then suddenly,...

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