Sir, – Some years ago in Australia, in order for the organisers to get a bit of peace and quiet no doubt, the concept of “Men’s Sheds” was brought into being.
Sir, – I have over the past four years sought clarification on the use of seatbelts on buses from the various houses of parliament and departments of transport.
Both Dundee and Dundee United seem ready to run with smaller squads next season. That’s a good thing.
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).
The tennis legacy in Scotland that the Murray family have been fighting so hard for looks to have been secured.
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.
The constant theme of Nicola Sturgeon’s political career, and most likely a preoccupation in her personal life too, has been Scottish independence.
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.
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.
Dundee United are turning the clock back to Jim McLean’s days with the decision that players must live within a 25-mile radius of the city.
Sisters, it would appear, are doing it for themselves. Or at least, taking a leaf out of the men’s somewhat naughty book and getting all lascivious (or las-vicious, as I once heard it described) about the physical attributes of attractive young men (ie ogling the shirt off Poldark’s Aidan Turner who has once more got his pecs out for the ladies).
Nobody could accuse the European Tour of being afraid of change.
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.
Nicola Sturgeon is right to say there has been “a palpable change in political debate” since her party’s Growth Commission report was published over a week ago.
Sir, – It was with a heavy heart I read the
comments from Broughty Ferry Councillor Philip Scott, covered by Stefan Morkis (“Councillor blasted for benefit reform stance”, The Courier, June 5).
So, that has got rid of the backward spring then.
Sir, – When DUP leader Arlene Foster visits Fife later this month to take part in the Boyne March(Courier, June 2), she might want to reflect on a number of points. When she looks at the condition of Cowdenbeath High Street, she might think that Northern Ireland isn’t treated so badly after all. She seems to have been much more successful in getting resources for Northern Ireland than local politicians have for the regeneration of what was once a proud thoroughfare. Those same politicians might want to reflect on why so many people are prepared to march in support of the Orange cause when it is so difficult to get them to march in support of their own causes.