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Monday, 5 November 2018
Typewronger Books – the typewriter repair service, micro-bookshop, events space, and now independent publisher – is one year old today. Spurtle congratulated proprietor and human dynamo Tom...
Friday, 2 November 2018
The Lord Provost, Frank Ross, unveiled a commemorative flagstone this morning to honour the bravery of a First World hero. Sapper Adam Archibald, was born at 24 Shaw's Street in 1879, and later...
Wednesday, 31 October 2018
As you read this, the latest Spurtle has been written, printed, folded, and carefully counted into piles ready for wind-powered distribution across Broughton and beyond.Issue 279 kicks off with some...
Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Removal of 52 trees from East Princes Street Gardens has prompted outrage on social media. The ensuing argument centres around the National Galleries of Scotland, which received consent for the...
Tuesday, 30 October 2018
If you’re craving a dash of colour and outdoor drama at the moment, you’ll find them locally in what’s perhaps a rather unexpected setting.Bond Chartered Accountants stands discreetly at the western...
Monday, 29 October 2018
In Issue 275 we reported the imminent arrival at 2 Dundas Street of L’escapade – a bistro bar in premises formerly occupied by the café Glass & Thompson. That ‘exciting new journey’ piloted...
Friday, 26 October 2018
Few things are more expressive, persuasive, or satisfying to pronounce than a well-chosen Scots word, and for the 1.5M people who can speak the tongue the definitive record of their vocabulary is...
Thursday, 25 October 2018
The latest drop-in consultation took place on Wednesday evening to discuss the development potential of the Powderhall site on Broughton Road. The aim was to summarise the results of two...
Monday, 22 October 2018
Congratulations to Lilly Rose Fraser, whose baking and retail skills outside Crombie’s on Saturday helped raise £138 for the Stafford Centre next door.Five-year old Lilly Rose was assisted by younger...
Thursday, 11 October 2018
The Collective art gallery announced today that it will reopen in its new home on Calton Hill at 10am on 24 November. The centre for contemporary art will occupy old Observatory structures as...

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