IT comes as no surprise to us cynics that the major topic in the General Election has been manipulated into accusations of a new referendum in the pipeline.
I AM ramfeezled (Scots Word of the Week, The Herald, May 2) as to why my favourite section of the Herald, On This Day, states that Columbus discovered Jamaica (May 2).
I ADD my voice to the professionals calling for Glasgow City Council to do more to better inform the driving public about traffic restrictions, be they new or old, otherwise the accusation that bus lanes/gates are all about raising money, will stick.
KEITH Anderson, ScottishPower's chief corporate office writes about investing massive sums in power generation ("We must invest energy on keeping the lights on for the longer term", Agenda, The Herald, May 4) without mentioning microgeneration and the benefits of schemes such as small-scale wind generators, run-of-river schemes, geothermal heat, that can help to avoid excess investment in mega-systems that serve to further the exploitation of the earth and generation of profits for unsustainable commercial interests.
PEN International is composed of 147 centres in 101 countries, the only worldwide writers' association and now the most venerable of all human rights organisations.
ALISON Rowat's excellent opinion piece ("Democratic deficit in nation turning a sea of SNP yellow", The Herald, May 1) set out many of the dangers for Scotland if the opinion polls landslide becomes reality.
MANY of us in the SNP have long suspected that the Labour Party would rather see the Tories in power than work together with Scot Nats ("Sturgeon slates Miliband pledge to sacrifice power", The Herald, May 1).
I AM sure that John Macmillan had the best of intentions when he wrote (Letters, May 1) that making vehicles travel at a maximum of 20mph within our cities will dramatically increase air pollution.
I NOTE with interest the discussion surrounding the concern expressed within the Church of Scotland over the possibility of ministers being sued for declining to wed gay couples ("Kirk warns ministers face legal challenge for refusing to wed gay couple", The Herald, April 28, and Letters, April 30).
Less than a year from the ''once in a lifetime'' referendum, a leading Nationalist wishes a second plebiscite in the first line of the SNP's Holyrood manifesto.
I hope that, on reflection, Ruth Davidson will realise how foolish her comments that Scotland risks becoming "Balkanised to an extent" and "not quite like Northern Ireland, but somewhere closer to it" in the aftermath of an entirely peaceful, democratic referendum were (Leader interviews, News, April 26).
I am in my late 70s and have been active in UK politics for over 60 years, since I first went to work in a coal mine at 15.
In your article on the proposed Strathallan Estate location of this summer's T in the Park festival, local resident is quoted as saying that "there is no ancient woodland at Strathallan" (Woodland Trust accused of dirty tricks to halt T in the Park, News, April 26).
Colin Donald shouldn't be surprised at the opposition TTIP has stirred up (Time running out for trade deal, Business, April 26).