AS a non-member of the Labour Party I listened as an interested voter to Jim Murphy announcing his intent to run for the leadership ("Murphy announces leadership candidacy", The Herald, October 30).
I AM delighted to learn that the speed cameras on the A9 are now active ("A9 speed cameras are switched on", The Herald, October 29).
WITH the clocks having changed last weekend and the winter looming, perhaps it is time to question the energy suppliers and their policies regarding charges.
IT would be easy to dismiss Nicola Sturgeon's demand for a Scottish veto on leaving the EU as just another case of an SNP politician claiming that the tail should wag the dog ("Sturgeon:
I WAS surprised and a little saddened by the letter from Eric Gribbon (October 27) concerning the cessation of Glasgow Life's programme of led walks.
I HAVE been sitting at my desk in my office in Central Glasgow trying to concentrate on my work and develop my business.
NICOLA Sturgeon raised the stimulating question - what happens if England and possibly the other UK countries vote to get out of the European Union and Scotland votes to stay in?
THE 15 per cent increase in use of "bank nurses" who step in to plug gaps in wards by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHS GGC) at a cost of £36m ("Union warns NHS relying on temporary staff", The Herald, October 27) is a sad reflection on NHS management.
AS a previous member of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (Cosla) working group which has been tasked with making charging arrangements more consistent across Scotland, I take offence at the comment made by a Cosla spokesperson that "a minority of third-sector organisations would rather shout from the sidelines than sit round the table" ("Disabled people below poverty line forced to pay for services", The Herald, October 25).
DUNCAN Orr-Ewing, Head of Species and Land Management for RSPB Scotland, does not let the facts get in the way of his argument (Letters, October 29).
I NOTE with interest your report that the Rev Dr Angus Morrison will take up the role of Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland next May ("Returning Church of Scotland Moderator issues warning", The Herald, October 29).
PROFESSOR James Pickett brings trenchant realism to his assessment of post-referendum politics (Letters, October 27).
I NOTE that a jogger was arrested (temporarily) for bumping into the Prime Minister ("Prime Minister backs bodyguards as he shrugs off jogger collision", The Herald, October 28).
TIM Baynes of the Scottish Land and Estates Moorland Group accuses wildlife charities of speculating on the illegal poisoning case in spring 2014 involving the death of 16 red kites on the Black Isle, in his words "straining the relationship between land managers and conservationists" ("Landowners hit out at wildlife group claims on raptor killing", The Herald, October 27 and Letters, October 27).
I AM in complete agreement with the comments of Duncan MacIntyre (Letters, October 28).
I NOTE with interest the plans announced by the Scottish Government to reduce the country's drink drive limit ("New lower drink-drive limit before Christmas", The Herald, October 24.