IAIN Paterson (Letters, May 17) takes a sanguine view of the independence referendum.
THE problem with taxation law is that it is too complicated and not transparent.
HOW many more reports extolling the renewable energy generation potential of the Scottish islands must be published before someone in government actually does something to realise that potential ("Energy projects could create 10,000 jobs", The Herald, May 15)?
EVANGELICALS are the backbone of the national church – people who pray, who give financially and who serve both God and their fellow humans of all nationalities, genders and sexual orientations ("No matter the vote, evangelicals do not need to abandon the Kirk", Muriel Armstrong, Agenda, The Herald, May 15).
I READ with interest your report about Lord Macfarlane's brother being a member of the epic Dambusters mission ("Brother's role in Dambusters raid recalled", The Herald, May 17).
JAMES Reilly (Letters, May 16) strikes a familiar chord.
BETTER Together must be the most inaccurate and misleading title ever given to a political campaign.
THE training pathways for the medical and allied professions are extremely vocationally based and many graduates in these fields have few transferable skills to facilitate radical changes of career ("Anger as operations botch surgeon to keep practising", The Herald, May 16).
LAST summer I visited the island of Tiree and saw first-hand the impact that an increasing number of ferocious storms and climate change is having and the threat to the unique machair meadow habitat ("Machair under threat from rise in level of seas", The Herald, May 15).
THANK you to the Rev David D Scott for his lovely and gracious letter that put the gay debate this coming Monday in proper perspective (Letters, May 16).
THIS tax evasion is an Amazon Disgrace.
ONCE again the hierarchy of the church has not learned from the past ("Vatican tells O'Brien to quit Scotland", The Herald, May 16).
IS anyone else finding the world of politics increasingly surreal?
TALK from the Association for the Conservation of Energy about the "severe and damaging impact" any potential changes to the Sullivan route map on low and zero-carbon buildings could make is misleading ("Alarm at plans to water down green standards for buildings", The Herald, May 13).
I NOTE with interest your report on the Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) ("Hospital charity sets age limit on services for young people", The Herald, May 10).
ANDREW McKie points to the rise in housing benefit costs since the 1980s without once mentioning the main cause of this rise, the sale of council houses without building or buying replacements ("Difficult choices to be made helping those most in need", The Herald , May 13).