Letters Archive

  • Tuesday 23 September 2014

    NOW is the time to rename the Bank of England to reflect its real purpose - the Central Bank of the United Kingdom.

  • Tuesday 23 September 2014

    IT seems to be widely believed that the older generation should now apologise to the younger generation for not voting the way the some people would have liked.

  • Tuesday 23 September 2014

    WHILE the Yes campaign obtained 44.7 per cent of the votes cast, on the turnout (84.59 per cent) that equates to only 37.8 per cent of the registered electorate.

  • Tuesday 23 September 2014

    I FEAR that the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland's laudable exhortation for everyone to come together in a spirit of reconciliation may already be about to founder in troubled waters ("Solemn vow marks intent to co-oper­ate", The Herald, September 22).

  • Tuesday 23 September 2014

    SPEAKING of the 40 per cent of Labour voters who voted Yes in the referendum, Margaret Curran says:

  • Tuesday 23 September 2014

    NOW that the referendum is over the people of Scotland must seize the opportunity that the political engage­ment and worldwide recognition that it has brought us to achieve change.

  • Tuesday 23 September 2014

    ALEX Salmond, not 72 hours after decisively losing the referendum vote, is casting out accusations of Westminster backing out of guarantees towards Scotland plus offering independence by the back door ("Salmond:

  • Monday 22 September 2014

    FOR me the referendum was about a vision of Scotland's opportunity to show a new face to the world.

  • Monday 22 September 2014

    IAIN Macwhirter, Robbie Dinwoodie, Ian Bell and Alan Taylor in their analysis pieces (Scotland Decides, The Herald, September 20) all make the basic mistake of equating the Better Together campaign with those who voted No.

  • Monday 22 September 2014

    HAVING listened to Gordon Brown speaking in Fife this morning, I would make a plea to him.

  • Monday 22 September 2014

    AS a committed supporter of home rule and one who voted No, I recognise the enormous debt that our nation will owe to Alex Salmond and those in the Yes campaign in the decades ahead.

  • Monday 22 September 2014

    NO doubt Alex Gallagher, when he argues that "No must mean No for a generation" (Letters, September 20), would like to see the independence question put to bed, whether through referendum fatigue or otherwise.

  • Monday 22 September 2014

    I AM astonished that certain commentators contend that the referendum has put the question of Scottish independence to bed for a generation or more.

  • Sunday 21 September 2014

    Ian Campbell commented on the "British" penchant for creating artificial states (I'm English and voting Yes for real change, News, September 14).

  • Sunday 21 September 2014

    The race has been run and won and those of us who supported independence must accept the result gracefully.

  • Sunday 21 September 2014

    True Scots should not be too despondent about the referendum result.

  • Sunday 21 September 2014

    It only took only until his first speech for David Cameron to tell us that it is now time to listen to the millions of English voices.

  • Sunday 21 September 2014

    From the chance of being one of the richest nations to gain independence peacefully, Scotland slips back into obscurity as a part of a discredited British state.

  • Sunday 21 September 2014

    I am devastated.

  • Sunday 21 September 2014

    I cannot express how delighted I am that the referendum proved to be a triumph for those who wished the UK to remain intact.

  • Saturday 20 September 2014

    THE SNP will never have more propitious conditions for achieving their main (many would so only), historic aim of Scottish indepen­dence than occurred this week.

  • Saturday 20 September 2014

    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.

  • Saturday 20 September 2014

    CLEARLY post-referendum there will be more than 1.6 million people in Scotland in various states of disappointment, ranging from acute despondency to mild frustration.

  • Friday 19 September 2014

    RESTORING the floors in our house, I found underneath fragments of the Glasgow Herald for July 1, 1899.

  • Friday 19 September 2014

    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.

  • Friday 19 September 2014

    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.

  • Friday 19 September 2014

    I HAVE been a wild salmon watcher for more than 40 years and l am certain there are fewer than there used to be.

  • Friday 19 September 2014

    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).

  • Friday 19 September 2014

    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.

  • Thursday 18 September 2014

    We've had an unprecedented mailbag over the past few days, with hundreds of letters pouring in. Here's a selection of those we have been unable to publish in print: