The former chief executive of Creative Scotland, the national arts funding body, believed a letter of protest signed by more than 100 artists last year was a "highly political" act by people opposed to its existence.
As an English-born Scot, I am disgusted by the recent turn of events in Scotland's arts world (Letters, December 21).
The debate sparked by the author Alasdair Gray's recent comments about ''settlers and colonists'' caught fire because culture goes to the heart of how Scotland defines and perceives itself.
IT was surely inevitable. Ask a group of writers for their thoughts on independence and at least a couple of them would say something that could be turned into juicy headlines.
Browsing in an Edinburgh bookshop (one of life's few remaining free pleasures), I eavesdropped on the conversation of two uniformed schoolgirls.