Madam, – I feel I must write in response to Mr Montgomery’s accusation (Glorious Twelfth has a rightful place, Courier, August 14) that the claims made by earlier contributors in relation to driven grouse shooting were disingenuous.
Madam, – The Monday Matters column by deputy editor Graham Huband is most interesting and timely (Is the Kingsway for another 100 years, Courier, July 22).
Madam, – Everyone is entitled to express an honest opinion.
Madam, – While unbelievably, our politicians enjoy their annual summer break and the rest of us ponder an uncertain future, we Scots are facing the most difficult period in both our economic and political history.
Madam, – So Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell has confirmed he would grant Nicola Sturgeon IndyRef2 whenever she wishes (Labour would not block second referendum on independence, Courier, August 7).
Madam, – With reference to your headline “Not one fly-tipping prosecution since 2010, says council”, (Courier, August 6) I’m sure there are difficulties and frustrations experienced by the regulatory authorities in tackling this antisocial crime, including the fact that penalties imposed on the culprits if and when they are prosecuted are often not sufficient to act as a deterrent.
Madam, – First Minister Nicola Sturgeon claims it is a democratic outrage that Indyref2 is blocked.
Madam, – The poll commissioned by Lord Ashcroft showing support for independence will send shivers down the spine of the British Establishment.
Madam, – Regina Erich (Letters, August 2) finds Alex Bell’s analysis (“Independence truth time”, The Courier, August 1) of the Scottish Government’s inaction refreshing.
Madam, – On July 27 I was bitten on the hip by a dog while crossing the Seven Arches bridge, Monifieth.