January 1.

I was fascinated by the article explaining the careful thinking behind

the enormously successful Glasgow's Miles Better campaign (December 30).

It is seldom that an organisation, especially a public one, targets

its objectives so effectively. Accordingly I share Dr Kelly's

reservations about complacency and repeating the old campaign now that

the original aims have been satisfied.

We can surely advance on past achievements. With prejudices

justifiably softened over any adverse image, I think there are currently

excellent chances available for Scotland to prosper, for example, by

becoming a key European financial centre alongside Frankfurt and London.

Public facilities funded from private wealth would surely follow the

economic improvement.

Self-confidence is so very important.

Ian R Jenkins,

7 Spruce Avenue,