NOW is the time to rename the Bank of England to reflect its real purpose - the Central Bank of the United Kingdom.
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.
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.
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).
SPEAKING of the 40 per cent of Labour voters who voted Yes in the referendum, Margaret Curran says:
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.
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:
FOR me the referendum was about a vision of Scotland's opportunity to show a new face to the world.
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.
HAVING listened to Gordon Brown speaking in Fife this morning, I would make a plea to him.
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.
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.
I AM astonished that certain commentators contend that the referendum has put the question of Scottish independence to bed for a generation or more.
Ian Campbell commented on the "British" penchant for creating artificial states (I'm English and voting Yes for real change, News, September 14).
The race has been run and won and those of us who supported independence must accept the result gracefully.
True Scots should not be too despondent about the referendum result.
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.
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.
I am devastated.
I cannot express how delighted I am that the referendum proved to be a triumph for those who wished the UK to remain intact.
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.
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.
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.
RESTORING the floors in our house, I found underneath fragments of the Glasgow Herald for July 1, 1899.
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.
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.
I HAVE been a wild salmon watcher for more than 40 years and l am certain there are fewer than there used to be.
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).
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.
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: