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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 ‘...
Friday, 25 October 2019
In the light of today's massive social-media response to Underbelly's scaffolding structure in East Princes Street Gardens, Spurtle sought a response from Edinburgh Council. This evening we got...
Friday, 25 October 2019
In the current controversies surrounding use and development of Edinburgh’s public spaces, particularly green spaces, it is sometimes tempting to think we live uniquely in a time of moral slippage...
Tuesday, 22 October 2019
The following brief statement from Police Scotland was received at lunchtime today. We reproduce it unedited and in full. About 7.40am on Tuesday 22 October 2019 the body of a female was...
Wednesday, 16 October 2019
A new tree survey in St Andrew Square Gardens recommends a thoroughgoing removal of deadwood, and additional enhancement of the soil environment. Doing so will require expanding the soil...
Tuesday, 15 October 2019
An article in Saturday’s Scotsman prompted a massive reaction on social media over the weekend.  Furious residents responded to the article’s opening paragraph: ‘Council chiefs in Edinburgh...

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