LIKE so many in Scotland, I have found myself pulled emotionally first one way, then the other and back again in recent months.
I MUST take issue with the Agenda article by Professor Kenneth Armstrong ("Political representation at Holyrood would suffer under independence", The Herald, August 29).
I CAN assure Mary Farrell (Letters, August 28) that, far from discouraging engagement, this year's General Assembly of the Church of Scotland urged all church members and congregations to inform themselves of the issues and to vote in the independence referendum.
WE keep being told by UK ministers and Better Together spokesmen that Scotland will be much better off financially and economically within the "safety and security" of the United Kingdom.
I SUSPECT Tracie Wright may be typical of many dog owners who think that their pets should be accorded many of the privileges of humans ("Customer left baffled by dog ban at Greyfriars Bobby bar", The Herald, August 26).
HAVING had the great pleasure of spending time chatting about Scots songs, and particularly benefiting from her knowledge of the songs of Robert Burns, I recognised much of the spirited portrait of Jean Redpath given in your obituary (The Herald, August 25).
SHEILA Duffy asks if those opposed to assisted suicide really believe that its advocates haven't "really thought through all the issues" concerning their proposal (Letters, August 26).
SALLY Foster-Fulton (Letters, August 27) is of course entirely right to say that the church is not a political party requiring its members to "toe the party line".
I AM saddened by the negative campaigning and scaremongering from the No campaign, especially from Alistair Darling, who has no positive vision for Scotland's future.
RICHARD Mowbray's assertions (Letters, August 27) about the benefits of ruthless capitalism have been proven by history to be unfounded.
ALEX Salmond and Alistair Darling are correct when they state that an independent foreign Scotland could continue to keep the pound sterling as its currency.
I WAS astonished to read Johann Lamont's comments accusing the First Minister of "lying and scaremongering"("Angry Lamont says Salmond is 'lying about the future of NHS'", The Herald, August 26).
PERHAPS we Unionists should acknowledge the First Minister's better performance in Monday night's television debate with Alistair Darling, but he did not "win" the debate.
Dr Willie Wilson (Letters, August 26) accused Reform Scotland of arguing in our Agenda article ("NHS in Scotland relies heavily on private sector for delivery of care", The August 23) that GPs in Scotland should be salaried, or directly employed by the NHS, as opposed to the private sector system in place at present.
DEREK Miller (Letters, August 23) points out the contradiction of aiming for a greener future while trying to squeeze every last drop of fossil fuel from the North Sea, and asks on this basis how the Scottish Greens can support the SNP.
MY daughter was recently accosted in Falkirk High Street by a lady who barked out: