TODAY the Queen officially opened Glasgow's new "super-hospital".
MICHAEL Fallon, the Secretary of State for Defence, was hinting at the need for British forces to bomb IS/Isil/Daeshn Syria as well as in Iraq in.
HOW strange that Keith Bruce should give his two-star destruction of Frank Sinatra Jnr, having confessed that he left at the interval to see some other show.
I READ Alasdair Steven's appreciation of the life of Erik Carlsson (Obituaries, The Herald, June 27) with sadness and fond recollections.
THIS week UK Children's Commissioners issued a dire warning to the UK government on its approach to child poverty ("Children's commissioners in plea for Osborne to halt benefit cuts", The Herald, July 1).
I GREW up in a part of Scotland where chances to play tennis were of the hen's teeth amount, and much the same applies in Scotland today.
I WOULD like to offer a couple of points in response to David Ross's article "Gaelic community rocked by the sudden resignation of the head of the statutory body set up to preserve the language in Scotland", The Herald, July 2.
A YEAR ago (Letters, June 29, 2014) I questioned the wisdom of sending UK jets to bomb Iraq and warned we risked tumbling back into war.
FROM July 1, new legislation allows victims of crime to ask the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) to review a decision not to prosecute their case.
I THOUGHT I was the only one.
IN his Inside Track article ("Momentum is building in favour of a land tax", The Herald, June 30), Daniel Sanderson hopes that our politicians might be "a little braver this time round£ when it comes to solving the problem of local taxation.
I BELIEVE your report on a new proposals by Caledonian Maritime Assets (CMal ) will be treated with some scepticism amongst those communities dependent on a necessary and reliable ferry service in the West of Scotland and should also be a concern to the companies currently tendering to operate the routes Ferries quango in a bid to develop 'zero emissions' passenger vessel", The Herald.
IN your editorial ("Caveats to consider on Named Persons", The Herald, you record your support for the Scottish Government's state guardian for every child pre-birth to 18 years "as a focus for child protection".
ANTI-WIND campaigners have been vindicated by the ClimateXChange study into wind farm impacts ("Calls for revamp in predicting noise from wind farms", The Herald, July 2).
THANK you for your front-page article and related leader comment regarding the Named Person scheme ("Ministers under pressure to rethink state guardian plan" and "Caveats to consider on Named Persons", The Herald, July 1).
YOUR editorial ("A tidal wave of metaphors" , The Herald, July 1) leads me to reflect that whereas the Letters Pages are a well of information and a roller coaster of opinion, Holyrood is a stage where politicians are busy bees.