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Friday, 27 March 2020
Drum (Steads Place Ltd) and CAMVO 123 Ltd have this week submitted a proposal of application notice for the demolition of industrial units at 106–162 Leith Walk (even numbers).The intention is to...
Thursday, 26 March 2020
1837–38Fire.—On Thursday night, about seven o’clock, the premises in East Thistle Street Lane, in which Messrs M’Crie & Co. carry on the business of paper-staining, caught fire, which, however,...
Thursday, 26 March 2020
Residents associations across Edinburgh are rallying to support vulnerable locals who may need their help. We reproduce a list of those ones in Spurtle's area of operation, with thanks to Simon...
Wednesday, 25 March 2020
Introduction Ever since the publication in 1886 of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, we have been accustomed to thinking of Edinburgh as a city divided. Its...
Wednesday, 25 March 2020
The Broughton Spurtle is a member of the Independent Community News Network. This lunchtime, its Director, Emma Meese, issued the following open letter. We reproduce it unedited and in full. As...
Tuesday, 24 March 2020
Police Scotland issued a press release today. We reproduce it, unedited and in full, below. Police Scotland is advising the public to be cautious of strangers offering bogus services during the...
Tuesday, 24 March 2020
In the weeks to come, as a diversion from current inconveniences and alarms, Spurtle will serialise a previously unpublished work compiled by A. J. McIntosh entitled News from the Mews. It is a...
Monday, 23 March 2020
SOME OF THE INFORMATION BELOW HAS BEEN SUPERSEDED BY UK GOVERNMENT ADVICE (20:30, 23.3.20). USE COMMON SENSE.We’ll try and cover Spurtleshire one street at a time over the next few days, but if you...
Saturday, 21 March 2020
Congratulations to the Council for the superb beds of spring flowers on the Broughton Street/Mansfield Place roundabout. Sometimes these sites are rather bland and ‘serviceable’ in Miss Jean...
Wednesday, 18 March 2020
In these troubling times, it’s heartening to find local businesses, charities, and individuals rising to the challenge. Some are making offers of help, some are declaring a determination to keep...

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