Sir, – It is with disappointment, but not surprise, that I learned of the fresh concerns over the future of Stracathro Hospital in The Courier (June 14).
Sir, – In 1998 the Scottish Parliament Bill was debated in the House of Commons, meeting as a committee of the whole house. This process took 353 days and a total of 47 hours and 35 minutes.
Sir, – Last week Lesley Laird, Scottish Labour deputy leader, condemned Nicola Sturgeon for forgetting the cost of establishing an independent Scotland.
Sir, – For those of us who supported the creation of a Scottish parliament, it was a delight that Jenny Gilruth MSP hosted an event there to celebrate Glenrothes at 70 (The Courier, June 9).
Small is beautiful but bigger is better. I’m torn on this one.
Sir, – Having recently retired, we moved back to Dundee after an absence of 50 years.
A pair of bungling sailors had to be rescued by Arbroath harbour staff after their boat got firmly stuck in the sand.
Sir, – I am writing to express my great concern about Perth and Kinross Council’s plans to increase instrumental music fees at schools by 60% over the next three years.
Sir, – With respect to the article regarding lack of labour for Tayside and Fife fruit farms (Courier, May 6) I am unable to understand why farmers are having to fly to Bulgaria and Romania to try to recruit labour for fruit picking and so on.
Sir, – I was alarmed to see a recent Courier photograph captioned as the rare white variety of our native wild hyacinth. It was not, but was the pallid-coloured but strong-growing hybrid of the invasive Spanish bluebell.