I TRUST that Gordon Evans (Letters, July 30) was one of the many spectators and viewers who were enthused by support for Unicef at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.
YES Scotland supporters are automatically backing Alex Salmond and his colleagues (Letters, July 29 & 30) because the Scotland's Future White Paper, which is the key guide for Yes campaigners is his baby, written as a manifesto for the 2016 election which (until recently) he expected to be won by the SNP with him still at the helm.
NEW figures released by Registers of Scotland showing a rise of more than 22 per cent in the volume of house sales for the fourth consecutive quarter should be welcomed cautiously.
FRED Karno's Army came to mind when I read your article on the IT situation within Police Scotland ("IT mismatch hampers single police force with eight computer systems", The Herald, July 30).
DAVID Ross's Inside Track article ("Written word puts trust in Highlands and Islands heritage", The Herald, July 30) is especially noteworthy in that it highlights what is perhaps a great secret about Scotland.
I READ with interest your coverage of the Law Society of Scotland's position on tribunal fees ("Law Society calls for tribunal fees review", The Herald, July 29).
I AGREE with much of Andrew Barr's response to the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony as quoted in David Torrance's article ("Curious case of creatives who support independence", The Herald, July 28).
I USUALLY find myself nodding in tacit agreement with most of Harry Reid's articles but I must take exception to his exoneration of Angela Merkel ("Russia has nothing to fear from the West", The Herald, July 29).
YOUR leader highlights an issue troubling many but challenged by few ("Policing policies and open debate", The Herald, July 29).
I NOTE with interest the debate on pensioners drinking too much alcohol at home ("Daily drink for pensioners at home brings health warning", The Herald, and Letters, July 26, 28 & 29).
Richard MacKinnon presents a somewhat radical proposal that the resignation of Alex Salmond might prove to be a "game changer" in the independence debate (Letters, July 28).
THE No campaign must be grinding its teeth at the honest disclosures from Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael ("Carmichael:
I WOULD like to thank David Torrance for raising the issue of Scotland's cultural identity ("Curious case of creatives who support independence", The Herald, July 28).
THE dilatoriness of the Crown Office is not confined to fatal accident inquiries, or FAIs ("Yet more evidence of intolerable delays in FAIs", The Herald, July 26).
THE study by Mintel about excessive drinking among over-65s has got it all wrong ("Daily drink for pensioners at home brings health warning", The Herald, July 25, and Letters, July 25 & 26).Yes,many of us do enjoy a glass of wine each day, or relax with a gin and tonic, but we're not the ones to be concerned about.
I RECENTLY required an overnight business stop in Glasgow and was subjected to accommodation rates so scandalous (albeit during a major world sports event) that I was left reeling.