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:
THE Rev Ian Watson of Kirkmuirhill Church in Lanark is being pilloried by his local presbytery for standing up against them by preaching from the Bible, especially from the whole Bible, and not from the Bowdlerised bits and pieces other ministers find to be personally controversial and therefore chose to ignore.
THE first major power cut of the season has just been sorted, and many grateful thanks to Scottish & Southern for its sterling efforts.
CAN I have access to public funds to improve my sex life please ("Murderer in appeal for sex with wife in prison", The Herald, December 9)?
THE suggested new flag options for a post-Scottish independence "rest of the United Kingdom" (rUK) exposes how ridiculous the whole rUK invention is ("Potential Yes vote flags unveiled", The Herald, December 5).
Christopher Gilfedder writes (Letters, December 7) that the Holyrood political parties should have included same-sex marriage in their manifestos for the 2011 election, and then initiated an open and unbiased debate.
IAIN AD Mann (Letters, December 4) is unquestionably correct in his observations regarding the Anniesland Cross lights phasing, and Alastair Douglas (Letters, December 5) may well be accurately forecasting the introduction of a revenue-generating yellow box scheme as a result.
I MUST declare an interest in that I regularly use Prestwick Airport.
THE Autumn Statement can best be characterised as another Robin Hood-in-reverse budget ("Osborne:
YOUR report on Baroness Rawlings being castigated for extolling the value of electric blankets ("Tory peer: