THE No campaign must be grinding its teeth at the honest disclosures from Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael ("Carmichael:
I WOULD like to thank David Torrance for raising the issue of Scotland's cultural identity ("Curious case of creatives who support independence", The Herald, July 28).
THE dilatoriness of the Crown Office is not confined to fatal accident inquiries, or FAIs ("Yet more evidence of intolerable delays in FAIs", The Herald, July 26).
THE study by Mintel about excessive drinking among over-65s has got it all wrong ("Daily drink for pensioners at home brings health warning", The Herald, July 25, and Letters, July 25 & 26).Yes,many of us do enjoy a glass of wine each day, or relax with a gin and tonic, but we're not the ones to be concerned about.
I RECENTLY required an overnight business stop in Glasgow and was subjected to accommodation rates so scandalous (albeit during a major world sports event) that I was left reeling.
REFERENDUM debaters all seem to be considering just the next few years.
I NOTE with interest your report on the sentencing of drivers convicted of killing cyclists ("Motorists who kill cyclists let off lightly", The Herald, July 22.
Debbie Miller (Letters July 25) concurs with David Moore (Letters, July 23 ) that individuals need to take personal responsibility for basic maintenance of both mind and body and adds that we need to help people to take better care of their own health before the NHS has to.
THE heart-rending scenes of wounded and dead children from Gaza prompt a universal demand that the rules of war be observed, in particular the principle of non-combatant immunity.
THE information you publish showing that the level of qualification of migrants to Scotland is much greater than that of indigenous Scots living in Scotland ("Qualified immigrants are just what Scotland needs", The Herald, July 24), is interesting and important.
THERE is, sadly, a growing propensity for Scotsmen to wear their kilts in an inappropriate and unattractive manner.
After reading Iain Macwhirter's comments on what he terms "the yawning gulf between Scotland and Westminster political culture", and then Ian Bell's article, exposing the hand of London Labour on the allegedly grass-roots Let's Stay Together movement, I turned to Judith Duffy's interview with Professor Adam Tomkins for some necessary elucidation of the No case (Cameron flushes Scotland's hopes down the toilet; You love us but what about independence; In the hot seat, Comment and News, July 20).
A recent report alleged that Isis in Mosul, Iraq, intends to force four million girls and women to undergo genital mutilation.
WHILE no-one will argue with the plea in your editorial ("Money advice must earn its keep for pensioners", The Herald, July 22) in relation to George Osborne's announcement of free and impartial advice on personal pensions, the bottom line is that it is unlikely to succeed.
AS a business group we noticed with interest that the proposed high-speed rail link will, according to the UK Government, give a £3 billion economic boost to Scotland by bringing it closer to England's main cities ("Minister promises Scotland £3bn boost from high-speed rail", The Herald, July 25).
YOUR report on criminals in the London area being given police cautions (Thousands of criminals cautioned", The Herald, July 22) presents a somewhat negative view of an important part of the justice process which, if properly implemented, makes a good deal of sense.