The US, UK and Russia guaranteed the territorial integrity of Ukraine as part of the "deal" in which Ukraine, then possessing one of the world's largest nuclear arsenals, agreed to give up its weapons of mass destruction.
Albeit Robert McNeil's column ("Hope springs eternal ...
Like your correspondent Hugh Lang (Letters, March 7), I am a Scot, and some might describe me as elderly.
I did not vote for Gordon Brown but I welcome his addition to the debate on independence ("Brown might well be the Union's comeback king", The Herald, March 7).
It seems Danny Alexander is back in our midst to spread the myth that, in the event of a Yes vote, none of the Unionist parties will permit Scotland to participate in a currency union with the remainder of the UK ("Salmond's advisers continue to show support for sterling zone", The Herald, March 7).
I am an angler who no longer fishes.
The pro-Russian tone of most of your correspondents regarding the Ukraine crisis is deeply disturbing.
The current code of men's dress leaves a lot to be desired ("Clothes make the man ...
The unavoidably apocalyptic effect of a Yes vote on Scotland's currency and the wellbeing of its people cannot be overstated ("Warning over Scots borrowing after Yes vote", The Herald, March 5).
Since the start of the unrest in Ukraine and the abrupt departure of President Viktor Yanukovych I have neither heard nor read such a truly reflective comment as written by your columnist Harry Reid ("Judge not Putin lest the West be judged too", The Herald, March 4).
I was disturbed to discover that, in granting consent for a private pharmacy facility in Drymen, the Pharmacy Practices Committee of NHS Forth Valley has also chosen to enforce the closure of the present dispensary facility at Drymen Health Centre against the expressed wishes of the local community ("New pharmacy will lead to cut in rural surgery hours, says GP", The Herald, March 1).
I enjoyed Alan Taylor's column regarding folk labelled vertically challenged ("Better to be petit than tall beyond any utility", The Herald, March 5).
I am sure the latest "official" statistics which show the "typical" Scottish household energy bill to be only £9 per month more than those in England are a serious underestimation ("Scots spend £9 more on energy", The Herald, March 4).
In times gone by, those who defended the status quo felt they had the right to decide who could and could not vote.
Brian Boyd was one of the main architects of the very Curriculum for Excellence which he now appears to criticise ("Call to replace exams with single school qualification", The Herald, March 3).
Transform Scotland's call for a rail revolution seeks improvements for faster and greener rail transport including measures to cut key journey times ("Transport activists in call for rail revolution", The Herald, March 3).