SCORES of seats at the Commonwealth Games ceremony were left vacant after the event failed to sell out despite predictions of a full house on the night.
WHEN there is a conspicuous lack of facts to discuss and consider, journalists have to think of something else to write about.
AT the start of the Commonwealth Games it may be appropriate to ponder on the huge influx of commentators and presenters from the BBC south of the Border.
A ROW has broken out over the UK government's decision to send a fisheries minister to Scotland to debate rural affairs with his Holyrood counterpart.
STUART Smith (Letters, July 22) says Scotland's share of oil and gas reserves if it became an independent country would be "subject to negotiation".