ALISON Rowat is quite right: much of Scotland's transport system is Toytown, and does credit to Noddy himself ("Lagging behind in race for five-star transport system", The Herald, July 3).
AT a time when concern has been expressed about the decline in literacy ("Poverty link to language skills", The Herald, June 29, and Letters, June 29 and July 1), why is that public libraries are regarded as prime targets for cuts during periods of economic difficulty?
JEANNETTE Cannon (Letters, July 1) resurrects an issue which has been a concern of many, namely the obvious derelict state of our cemeteries .
I REFER to the contributions from Lyndsey Ward, Dr Ken Brown and Neil Arthur (Letters, July 3)on the pressing issues of energy choices for Scotland and who is making them.
ON reading your article about badger baiting and wildlife crime ("I always worry about coming back here in case it's been dug out again", Herald Magazine, June 27) readers may be struck by the polar opposite views from the conservation charities and the police.
I DO not understand the obsession some people have with the worst form of proportional representation - the Single Transferable Vote (STV) advocated for Scotland by Dr James Gilmour (Letters, July 1).
THERE are real financial problems for those at the bottom of the heap in society.
Your reporting of the Tory welfare cuts was interesting and astute (Tory welfare cuts will plunge 500,000 children into poverty, News, June 28).
What drives the Scottish Fisherman's Federation (SFF) to act like dogfish in the manger (Fishermen's group claims new seabed controls threaten livelihoods, Business, June 21 June)?
Tom Gordon writes of the leaked "Frenchgate" memo that it "wrongly suggested" that Nicola Sturgeon would have preferred a Conservative victory, and that its "claims ...
Though I disagreed with her conclusion, I appreciated JK Rowling's detailed statement of her reasons for supporting a No vote in the independence referendum (JK Rowling and the Twitter storm, Letters, June 28).
TODAY the Queen officially opened Glasgow's new "super-hospital".
MICHAEL Fallon, the Secretary of State for Defence, was hinting at the need for British forces to bomb IS/Isil/Daeshn Syria as well as in Iraq in.
HOW strange that Keith Bruce should give his two-star destruction of Frank Sinatra Jnr, having confessed that he left at the interval to see some other show.
I READ Alasdair Steven's appreciation of the life of Erik Carlsson (Obituaries, The Herald, June 27) with sadness and fond recollections.
THIS week UK Children's Commissioners issued a dire warning to the UK government on its approach to child poverty ("Children's commissioners in plea for Osborne to halt benefit cuts", The Herald, July 1).