• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Limited sympathy for civil engineers

CIVIL engineers are undoubtedly key members of the construction team.

This is recognised in their average salaries, which are somewhat higher than many other professions operating in the sector.

Readers will therefore hopefully forgive my slightly unsympathetic response to Robin Brown's letter (The Herald, December 4).

We are in the midst, after all, of deep economic crisis with budgets being cut across our country in essential services such as healthcare, education, and housing.

Peter Drummond,

36 Portland Road,


Contextual targeting label: 

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.