Like most other Kirk members, I dare say, I breathed a sigh of relief at the worthy compromise just hammered out at the General Assembly, which will allow congregations to call a minister of their choice regardless of his or her practising sexuality, the deal also affirming a traditionalist stance ("Kirk facing backlash after vote to allow gay ministers", The Herald, May 21).
The Treasury's warning that millions of pounds in pensions and savings would be put at risk in an independent Scotland has been summarily dismissed by the Scottish Government who in turn accuse the Treasury of "creative accounting" ("Warning Yes vote could put savings and pensions at risk", The Herald, May 20).
I do wish that we Scots could act as proper grown-ups and not always be blaming the naughty boys down the road.
Surely Ruth Marr is really not suggesting that Scotland should have its own Eurovision entry (Letters, May 20)?
The delivery of at least 4000 people to the Meadows in less than an hour, without gridlock, or parked cars blocking the streets, and the equally silent and invisible evaporation of the crowd from outside the Parliament at Holyrood makes a clear point about why we need to promote cycling as a means to make local journeys in our towns and cities ("Pedal power lobby team calls for safer roads for cyclists", The Herald, May 20).
Ian W Thomson's doubts over whether the first-century battle of Mons Graupius ever took place might be at least partially assuaged through study of the place name (Letters, May 20).
I have for long thought the words catholic, evangelical and liberal are the most misused words in the ecclesiastical vocabulary.
Nigel Farage and Ukip may or may not be relevant to Scottish politics; what is unarguable is that they are becoming a major force in British politics and have a democratic right to be heard ("Demonstrators defended by Salmond in row with Ukip chief", The Herald, May 18).
I read with interest the report regarding mortality rates at the West of Scotland Heart and Lung Centre at the Golden Jubilee Hospital in Clydebank ("Fears over death rates at flagship Scots heart hospital", The Herald, May 17).
BILL Brown's exhortation for voters in the Scottish independence referendum to be "wholly cerebral" and that their vote be based on "a deeply considered and extended analysis of the facts" is surely a counsel of perfection (Letters, May 18).
THE Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery's (SCTS) cardiac surgery audit data for the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, reported in The Herald, illustrates the power of the publication of surgical results, but also the importance of their context ("Fears over death rates at flagship Scots heart hospital", The Herald, May 17).
AS one of the unfortunate victims of the hapless surgeon referred to by David J Crawford (Letters, May 17) I agree with much of what he has to say.
TODAY at the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland we are likely to see one more step towards the secularisation of the Kirk, when it is expected that the commissioners will decide to break with tradition and the Westminster Confession of Faith and for the first time over-ride the long-held and clear teaching of the Bible.
I READ with interest your report on the Battle of Mons Graupius and the matter of its location ("Archaeologist claims to have located site of Roman battle", The Herald, May 18).
I AGREE with Bill Batchelor's condemnation of our complicated tax law (Letters, May 18) but disagree that companies should directly "contribute to all of the costs incurred in running the country".
Ian Bell doesn't like Alex Salmond referring to the Queen as "Queen of Scots" (Queen of Scots?