Letters Archive

  • Thursday 26 June 2014

    Is there, or should there be, any difference between universities and other institutions of post-school higher or further education?

  • Thursday 26 June 2014

    I see David Cameron has apologised for his appointment of Andy Coulson.

  • Thursday 26 June 2014

    Michael Tumelty's review of the Scottish International Piano Competition final (The Herald, June 24) hit the right note:

  • Thursday 26 June 2014
  • Thursday 26 June 2014

    Jean Johnston ("What chance of a lottery bet after a Yes vote", The Herald, June 24) points out that in fact a vote for independence would in itself be a vote for a lottery.

  • Thursday 26 June 2014

    I was much entertained by the letter from economists (The Herald, June 25).

  • Thursday 26 June 2014

    This household has just received through the post a glossy pamphlet, of 16 pages, lavishly furnished with the smiling photography and imagery of advertisement, to promote the proposition that "Scotland should stay in the United Kingdom".

  • Wednesday 25 June 2014

    Baroness Liddell from, like myself, a working-class background has served the Labour Party for many years ("Why I speak for so many women in saying 'no thanks' to independence", The Herald Agenda, June 24).

  • Wednesday 25 June 2014

    Thank you for drawing attention to the conditions junior doctors may have to cope with ("Hospital working hours cut after death of junior doctor", The Herald, June 19).

  • Wednesday 25 June 2014

    Bob Buntin (Letters, June 23) is, of course, quite right to correct my wrong assertion that Northwest Airlines initiated an application to fly to the US from Glasgow (rather than Prestwick) and that this was opposed by the BAA (it was in fact the Department of Transport).

  • Wednesday 25 June 2014

    I read with interest your front page article ("Universities feel threatened", The Herald, June 24) on the view of senior university managers that they feel threatened by the centralising instincts of the Scottish Government.

  • Tuesday 24 June 2014

    COUNCILLOR Alistair Watson makes telling points on the urgency of completing the rail link from Glasgow International Airport ("Doubts over new airport link study", The Herald, June 23).

  • Tuesday 24 June 2014

    Introducing initiatives in trying to broaden access to universities is welcome ("University targeting 12,000 children in new access drive", The Herald, June 23).

  • Tuesday 24 June 2014

    Hugh MacDonald's Final Say column was absolutely brilliant ("Scottish football has left its unmistakable mark on world cups past ...", The Herald, June 19).

  • Tuesday 24 June 2014

    I was born into a generation whose dreams of wealth depended on the single 8 from 11 line on the Pools, and the annual bet on an outsider in the Grand National.

  • Tuesday 24 June 2014

    I fully agree with Iain AD Mann on the naming of Prestwick Airport (Letters, June 20).

  • Tuesday 24 June 2014

    In his Inside Track article ("Comparisons with Ireland do not help the debate", The Herald, June 20) Gerry Braiden, after commenting on the inextricable link between Scotland and Ireland, goes on to write, "which is why the mutual historic, social and political illiteracy about our respective [Celtic cousins] never fails to astound".

  • Tuesday 24 June 2014

    By successfully challenging body searches of young children by Police Scotland, Alison McInnes, MSP has demonstrated the importance of having strong willed liberal representation in the Scottish Parliament ("Police Scotland agree to scrap stop and search operations on children", The Herald, June, 19).

  • Tuesday 24 June 2014

    ANDREW LAURIE (Letters, June 19) would be well advised to check his facts before venturing into print to assert that Sir Tom Devine is not the first scholar to be knighted for services to Scottish history.

  • Tuesday 24 June 2014

    On the whole, I agree with John Swinney's view that independence will be settled by the wider financial views of voters ("'We are on the verge of independence ...

  • Monday 23 June 2014

    CAMERON Buchanan MSP is right to question the lack of availability of robot-assisted surgery for prostate cancer patients in Scotland, as is The Herald and Prostate Cancer UK for their continued highlighting of this extremely important issue ("Call to minister over robot treatment for prostate cancer", June 17).

  • Monday 23 June 2014

    HAVING been a referee to the process, I am thrilled Unesco have granted Memory of the World status to the Carmichael Watson Collection ("Unesco recognition for Gaelic collection", The Herald, June 19).

  • Monday 23 June 2014

    I refer to K Houston's letter regarding Prestwick Airport (Letters, June 19) in which he refers to Northwest Airlines' operation at that time.

  • Monday 23 June 2014

    Like many thousands of former Eric Clapton fans, I had the misfortune to attend his "performance" at the Hydro on Saturday in Glasgow.

  • Monday 23 June 2014

    I am surprised and disappointed to learn that Alex Salmond has now provisionally agreed to a TV debate with Alistair Darling, even although there can be only one winner.

  • Sunday 22 June 2014

    As the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn approaches, what does it mean to us today?

  • Sunday 22 June 2014

    I was intrigued by the Davis ­family's reference to "shared values" on the rule of law, democracy and individual freedoms specific to Britain and America (Topic of the week, Letters, June 15).

  • Sunday 22 June 2014

    Your article on patient groups taking cash from pharmaceutical companies implies there is an inappropriate relationship involved, which is not true (Money and Big Pharma, News, June 15).

  • Sunday 22 June 2014

    The comments of Jeremy Paxman and Andrew Marr do indeed tell us how out of touch London-based journalists are with the "talk of the steamie" in Scotland (Topic of the week:

  • Sunday 22 June 2014

    It was great to see your article on the long-term threat posed by the invasion of Rhododendron ponticum (Top scientist says plant is eco threat, News, June 15).