"ABSOLUTE carnage" is what we witnessed recently in Gaza and in the shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines plane over Ukraine ("Warning of polling station clashes as tensions rise", The Herald, September 1).
I NOTE with interest David Torrance's latest column ("An egalitarian belief belies real Scottish Establishment", The Herald, September 1).
I FOUND it very interesting that your columnists Michael Settle and Magnus Gardham both chose to highlight the apparent complacency of the UK Government regarding Scotland's independence referendum ("Cameron falters as grand finale fast approaches" and "Both sides confident despite the setbacks", The Herald, August 30).
I AM becoming increasingly irritated by what I consider to be facile comments regarding the role that Scottish soldiers have undertaken in military campaigns since the Union (Letters, September 1).
IN his eloquent letter (September 1) defending the Union, Dr David Sutherland puts his finger on exactly the reason a Yes vote is vital for our country.
THE positive case for voting No begins with pride:
I AM bound to say that I am content with my libations of single malt the way they are, although, of course, no two single malts are exactly the same ("One giant leap for dram-kind", The Herald August 29).
YOUR correspondent A Stevens (Letters, August 29) calls for dogs to be banned from eating establishments.
I HAVE just attended the funeral of well-loved Ayrshire man, my friend George Anderson, who died peacefully at the ripe old age of 97.
ACCUSATIONS have been reported in the media regarding the trustworthiness of promises made by Westminster politicians.
ALAN Taylor brought welcome relief from the travails of the referendum debate with his reference, among others, to fictional heroes of his youth ("My heroes are made of stuff such as this" ,The Herald, August 27).
Rebecca Gray (Just ask yourself:
We were both willing signatories to the statement in the Sunday Herald (advert, August 24) of our conviction that voting Yes in the referendum makes possible a more socially just Scotland.
Professor Malcolm Macleod is described as an eminent doctor of medicine in the interview by Tom Gordon (In The Hot Seat, August 24).
Forty years ago we were told Scotland couldn't be an independent country because there was only 15 years' worth of oil in the North Sea (North Sea oil:
LIKE so many in Scotland, I have found myself pulled emotionally first one way, then the other and back again in recent months.