I CAN well understand why there should be so much trust in Nicola Sturgeon ("Voters trust Sturgeon the most to deliver new powers", The Herald, October 17).
BRIAN Donnelly's article regarding reserved places for Catholics at denominational schools in the Falkirk Council area once again highlights the inappropriateness of having a divided state education system in Scotland in the 21st century ("Discrimination claims as council keeps school places for Catholics", The Herald, October 17).
ONE of the outcomes of the Smith Commission should be a re-evaluation of how UK international aid is dispensed.
BRIAN Quail's letter (October 15) sums up many of the reasons why people who voted Yes would still be angry and still gather in George Square - and why claiming "only a No vote saved the country" rings so hollow to so many.
FOR 15 years or so I have been walking from Bellahouston Park with a guide, along with a dozen or so like-minded people, under the auspices originally of Glasgow City Council and now under Glasgow Life.
The members of the Network of International Development Organisations in Scotland (NIDOS) and the Scotland Malawi Partnership (SMP) welcome the opportunity for civil society organisations to have some input to the Smith Commission process and will be making submissions to it.
LAST week in an article on armed policing we said there were around 1750 police officers in Scotland.
ONE opportunity which the Smith Commission provides is to offer the ideal opportunity for the role of the Scottish Government to be enhanced with the institutions of the European Union.
FOR those whose different paths through life have led them to reside in East Dunbartonshire, the findings of the National Statistics data this week constitute good news (" Men in Scotland's affluent areas to live 12 years longer", The Herald, October 17).
PROFESSOR Tony Trewavas's letter on scientific "dogma" (October 17) astonishes me.
EARLIER this month you published an article which was based on a submission by the Faculty of Advocates to a House of Lords select committee reviewing extradition law ("Lawyers criticise legal aid cuts", The Herald, October 2).
I AM not convinced that Doug Maughan is correct in implying that the solution to the unfairness exemplified by the West Lothian Question is perhaps worse than what we have accepted until now (Letters, October 16).
LORD Freud, Welfare "Reform" Minister in our Westminster Government, has stated that those with disability should be cheated of proper wages and thus treated as people of less worth in the community in order to save money ("Freud clings on to job after claiming disabled workers 'not worth' wage", The Herald, October 16).
YOU report that Nicola Sturgeon is to go on progress through Scotland ahead of her coronation as leader of the SNP and in turn First Minister ("Sturgeon in unprecedented tour before Cabinet reshuffle", The Herald, October 16).
COLIN Weatherley (Letters, October 14) seems to think that anyone who sees the necessity of fossil fuels to provide a stable generating system must be in the pay of the oil industry.
IAN W Thomson (Letters, October 15) names Scots who made their mark abroad and it is a great pity that we are ignorant of the contribution our kith and kin have made to other countries.