HAVE you ever seen the movie The Matrix?
The various groups asking for such a moratorium on fracking failed to justify their case (Moratorium vital on gas extraction, Letters, November 16).
In an otherwise interesting letter, Graeme Orr writes of the "amateurish approach of the Yes campaign to currency issues" (SNP more likely to deliver on powers, Letters, November 16).
Humility is meant to be a Christian virtue, but I see no trace of it when representatives from selected Scottish churches sit in seats legally reserved for them on council education committees (Churches win fight to rule on schools, News, November 16).
Your article on sexism was fantastic (Why can't we get rid of sexism?
The other week, your reporter informed us we had a "defendant" in court, and now we are told that Angus Sinclair was convicted of manslaughter for killing a child in Glasgow (The families laid low by Angus Sinclair's evil, News, November 16).
Professor Gregor Gall is correct to highlight the negative impact which resulted from the removal of the socialist voice from Holyrood and the setback suffered by the Scottish working class in not having the representatives it needed (After 10 years, reflections on the damage to the left caused by SSP collapse, Comment, November 16).
THERE has been a whiff of desperation emanating from certain quarters of the pro-Union camp since the referendum took place and it is interesting, if not indeed somewhat amusing, to see it appearing in various guises in both the opinion and letters columns in the Herald.
THERE is universal agreement that Scotland should have a legal assistance system that protects the most vulnerable in our society and works effectively for those who depend on legal aid and for those who provide legal advice.
SPENCER Fildes of the Scottish Secular Society (SSS) is "aghast at the news that Mr Robertson has publicly targeted our society in sermons at Mr [Ken] Cunningham's Cartsbridge Church" ("Banning creationism lessons is dangerous, warn headteachers", The Herald, November 21).
JIMMIE Macgregor's letter on Dr Hannah Stirling (Letters, November 15), prompted me to write about that other great champion of Loch Lomond, Tom Weir.
I APPRECIATE Colette Douglas-Home's analysis of alcoholism ("We must fight the plague of alcoholism in our society", The Herald, November 18).
THERE is a public perception that hospital food is very poor and the publicity about nutritional meals being made legal can only add to this misconception ("Hospitals could be required by law to serve quality meals", The Herald, November 18).
THE article by Peter Peacock is a timely reminder of what the EU is about and that the trading agreement is only a part of the whole ("Inside Track:
I NOTE with interest you report disruption caused by night-time freight trains ("Noisy night-time trains found to breach health guidelines", The Herald, November 18).
IT seems that as one exceeds the bus pass qualification age by a few years or so, more and more matters in life pass one by unnoticed.