ISOBEL Lindsay appears to suffer from an irrational aversion to the retail sector (Letters, December 10), in a manner that it is reminiscent of the 1980s, when it was widely believed that working in a shop was not a "real job".
IT is interesting to read the correspondence on Prestwick Airport following the Scottish Government's recent intervention to "save" the airport (Letters, December 3, 4 & 9).
The Health & Environmental (Heal) report that Longannet was "one of the worst polluters in Europe" from a group of European academics immediately drew one's attention ("Coal power station 'one of worst polluters'", The Herald, December 10).
JIM Morrison (Letters, December 6) is right to point out the efficacy of over-estimating the role historians have in society.
EJ Hart (Letters, December 10) wonders what Helensburgh has in common with Caithness and Ross and Cromarty.
BILL Craig makes very valid points on confusion over driving protocols (Letters, December 11) but there are other dangerous trends in everyday motoring possibly and perversely caused by faux courtesy.
I AGREE with retired sheriff principal Douglas J Risk in his strong reservations about the proposed abolition of corroboration as a cornerstone of Scots law (Letters, December 11).
I WRITE in support of John Peter's condemnation of those ministers who "pick and choose" those parts of the Bible which they wish to follow and who fail to preach "God's word in its entirety" (Letters, December 10).
HOPING to find out why the TV documentary, The Men Who Own Scotland, scheduled for 10.35 on BBC Scotland on Tuesday evening, was pulled without notice, and when it would be re-scheduled, I went online hoping to find out.
I NOTE with interest your report detailing the results of a new poll confirming that the 670-page White Paper , containing "all the answers" about independence, had failed to influence the voting intentions of more than half of all Scots ("White Paper 'fails to inspire'", The Herald December 10).
I AGREE with the comments of Dr Durward (Letters, December 10) on the tragic death of Dr Lauren Connolly and the measures required to protect young doctors in the future.
YOUR correspondent Lewis Niven (Letters, December 9) has left out part of the problem in his comments about drivers ignoring the rule governing box junctions.
THE life sentence handed down to Sgt Alexander Blackman of the Royal Marines for committing a battlefield execution has certainly prompted a wide public debate with a broad divergence of opinion ("One-third think Marine should not serve jail term", The Herald, December 9).
AS a retired sheriff principal I am angered and dismayed by the ongoing political interference from the Scottish Government voiced by the Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill.
I GRIEVE for Mr Brian Connelly, who has lost his beloved daughter ("Grieving father:
THERE has been virtually no comment on some tax data published in association with the Chancellor's Autumn Statement ("Osborne: