Scotland voted yesterday to remain a part of the United Kingdom and there appears to be no doubt that this outcome was influenced by the last-minute promises made by the three Westminster Unionist parties.
AS I write the polls are just opening on this momentous day for our country; by the time most people are reading this the result will be known.
RESTORING the floors in our house, I found underneath fragments of the Glasgow Herald for July 1, 1899.
AS a recent volunteer for one of the many cancer charities that are sadly required, I'm aware of a common theme during its bucket collections in the regular public locations visited.
I HAVE been a wild salmon watcher for more than 40 years and l am certain there are fewer than there used to be.
the NEWS that young Scots are missing out on places in the Brownies and Guides due to a shortage in volunteers is disappointing, but a reality youth organisations are so often faced with ("Girlguiding issues appeal for volunteers", The Herald, September 17).
AN Oxford University study, reported online in BJOG, An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, states that the nation's financially-deprived mothers are 60 per cent less likely to receive antenatal care than the more affluent members of society.
THE wall of opinion from economists, businesses and journalists is not some orchestrated dose of fear from Westminster or "the Establishment", nor is it bullying, scaremongering or an attempt to tell the Scottish people what to think.
ALEX Salmond has been saying ad nauseam that the only way of getting rid of a right-wing government at Westminster is by voting Yes in the referendum.
THE term "warrant sale" catches the eye and stirs emotion.
IT seems that, as the deadline looms, the No campaign's final tactic is to call every Yes statement and promise a lie - very unparliamentary.
CONGRATULATIONS on your leader article ("Once in a lifetime opportunity to cast a future that meets the aspiration of Scots", The Herald, September 16).
HAVING endured two years of advice and debate from the same predictable list of reporters, news editors, politicians, academics, UK banks, foreign banks, European commissioners, experts and even the IMF I thought that I had heard all that I needed to make a decision on my future.
ACCORDING to Cailean Gallagher, after a Yes vote the Labour Party in Scotland will implode, and from its ashes there will arise, phoenix-like, a new independent Labour party that will sweep to power ("If Labour dies tomorrow, many will cry:
The cold-blooded murder by Islamic extremists of David Haynes, who was educated in Perth, should be enough to open all of our eyes and our minds.
I WRITE in defence of the advertisement signed by a cross-section of the Scottish Catholic Community in Scotland, including my father, supporting a Yes vote.