I HAVE some questions regarding the costs, safety case and cross-border services provision for the Scottish area railway in the event of a Yes vote.
As serving and former health and support professionals who care deeply about the future of Scotland's NHS, we believe its future would be best secured with a Yes vote on September 18 2014.
AMONGST all the arguments that have been made in the referendum debate, there is one which I have not heard mentioned.
Volunteers with the Foundation for a Drug Free World recently distributed 500,000 booklets in Scotland (Scientologists use anti-drugs campaign to target families, News, August 31).
I NOTE with interest your report and editorial regarding the review being undertaken at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary by Healthcare Improvement Scotland ("NHS refuses to reveal fears about care quality at hospital and "NHS needs to be more transparent", The Herald, September 5).
MARTIN Axford (Letters, September 5) accuses the Kirk of introducing a divisive land claim by having a plaque dedicated to the "City of Jerusalem, Israel" on the glebe land at Luss.
I AM a recent victim of the somewhat surreptitiously-installed bus gate at Nelson Mandela Place in Glasgow ("Anger at £1.5m bus gate fines", The Herald, August 30).
AS a founder member of the Mackintosh Society, I fully agree with V Andrew Traub's incredulity (Letters, September 4) of David Mullane's view that the Glasgow School of Art Library should not be rebuilt but have instead a high-functioning space, somewhat like a common room ("Mackintosh library plan should be ditched, says expert", The Herald, September 3).
YOUR correspondent Alan Fitzpatrick (Letters, September 4) seems to be perpetuating the myth that it was the UK Government alone that saved Scottish financial assets such as RBS from extinction.
IN this week's TV debate Patrick Harvie, co-convenor of the Scottish Green Party, claimed that the only purpose of nuclear weapons is the mass slaughter of the innocent, and that Scotland's expulsion of Trident would put disarmament back on the international agenda.
I NOTE with interest your report on our recent consultation exercise ("Consultation of PCS members appears to back independence", The Herald, September 4)
THE Kirk Glebe land at Luss is a serene and beautiful place, both an early Christian shrine and a place of reconciliation between world faiths.
I HAVE read and heard much recently in the media about Aqsa Mahmood, who left Scotland, it is reported, to support the Islamic State, having been "privately educated" ("Anguish of jihadi bride's parents'", The Herald September 4).
I NOTE with interest your report about Donald Trump and local campaigners ("Film about Trump row to be new Local Hero", The Herald, Septmebr 3).
IAIN Macwhirter is, I am sure, correct that everyone involved in the referendum campaign universally condemns inequality and poverty and aim to achieve social justice ("Encouraging consensus at the heart of the campaign", The Herald, September 4).
THE virtual extinction of the Merchant Navy and the Scottish fishing industry can be laid at the feet of successive Labour and Tory governments (Letters, September 3 & 4).
LIKE many dads, last year I opted against a long lie for Fathers Day but rather got up early drove to Ibrox to take part in the Men's Health Forum Scotland (MHFS) 10K event.
i KNOW we live in worrying times, but can someone please remove one worry by telling me how to even start solving one of your new, unfathomable Kakuro quizzes?
Lesley McDowell, in her review of Kenneth C Calman's A Doctor's Line (Herald Arts, August 30) writes that the author talks about a "commonplace book".
IAN Bell questions why people in England are not "engaged" in the independence referendum ("English indifference to our vote is hard to understand, The Herald, September 3).
IT was with incredulity that I read the proposals of David Mullane for the renaissance of the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) library and associated spaces severely damaged in the recent fire ("Mackintosh library plan should be ditched, says expert", The Herald, September 3).
IF Croatia had the right (with the help of arms and finance from Kohl's Germany) to secede from Yugoslavia, and the Southern Sudan had the right to secede from the Muslim north (and indeed, if Scotland has the right to secede from the United Kingdom), why then has the ethnically Russian eastern Ukraine, not the right to secede from that country?
I THOUGHT our NHS was better protected than down south.
DAVID Purdie (Letters, September 2) suggests that independence will stem the flow of talent heading south.
I AM led to believe that house prices in Scotland could slump following the success of a Yes vote.
BETTER Together's latest adverts exhort us to vote No if we love our families ("Salmond:
HAVING spent 51 years in the Merchant Navy, I find it disappointing that the Scottish Government's White Paper on independence does not even give it a passing mention.
HARRY Reid is entirely correct ("Whatever the result, we are all winners in this debate ...", The Herald, September 2).
THE vexed issue of the likely setting up costs of a "new" Scotland has not gone away, with the Centre for Economics and Business Research now estimating the figure to be nearly £2.5 billion, with a further £2bn arising from new currency arrangements ("Salmond refuses to withdraw threat to renege on independent Scotland's debt", The Herald, September 1)
"ABSOLUTE carnage" is what we witnessed recently in Gaza and in the shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines plane over Ukraine ("Warning of polling station clashes as tensions rise", The Herald, September 1).