Letters

  • 21 November 2014

    IT seems that as one exceeds the bus pass qualification age by a few years or so, more and more matters in life pass one by unnoticed.

  • 21 November 2014

    The warning from Royal Mail that competition from rival delivery firms is putting the Universal Service Obligation (USO) at risk ("Drop in Royal mail profits threatens universal delivery", The Herald, November 20) is utterly predictable.

  • 20 November 2014

    WE believe the Smith Commission presents a significant opportunity to introduce limited variations on the overall UK migration policy that would enable Scotland to craft its own policy on the issue of high-skill migration that better reflects the need of Scotland's economy and demography and Scottish public opinion.

  • 20 November 2014

    DURING the Holyrood farewell to the departing First Minister, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie repeats the unsupported charge, echoed over the last few weeks by a few dissatisfied Unionists, that the independence referendum has divided the nation and left wounds that will "take many years to heal" ("Referendum energised our nation", says Salmond on his last day", The Herald, November 19).Where does he see these wounds in our country ?

  • 20 November 2014

    JOHN Edwards (Letters, November 17) seeks to defend the receipt of charitable status by Scottish independent schools on the grounds of their "positive economic impact".

  • 20 November 2014

    IAIN Lyall's letter (November 18) claiming that there is a very simple test to know if you are fit to drive - "don't drink any alcohol at all before driving" - has a flaw.

  • 20 November 2014

    I AM moved by compulsion to erstwhile commend Drew Allan on his entertainment-wise commentary on English as it emerges from the mangle not from the mouths of babes but from their elders and betters when distressed by stress from time to time ("Celebrity goofs are laws of the jungle", The Herald, November 18).

  • 19 November 2014

    R RUSSELL Smith (Letters, November 18) in his nostalgic recall of the days when teachers could physically chastise (assault, really) pupils, reminded me of an informal vox pop carried out by my daughter, a teacher, in my local a couple of years ago.

  • 19 November 2014

    IT may beggar Colette Douglas Home's belief that science cannot find a cure for alcoholism, but what really beggars belief is that she thinks it could ("We must fight the plague of alcoholism which besets our society", The Herald, November 18).

  • 19 November 2014

    I AM truly saddened that such an intelligent contributor to these letters pages as Allan C Steele should put his name to such a divisive and ill-considered letter as that on hunting (November 18).