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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
Sir, – Given recent news that Monifieth lost out on funding because it is “too affluent” I wonder if there should be a look into how lottery cash is handed out.
Sir, – I am writing to support the view of Margaret Copland of Monifieth House of Memories who argues that the town is losing out on its fair share of council funding (Monifieth locals urged to make voices heard, Courier, May 31).
Sir, – I’m sick to death of having my face rubbed into Union Jacks.
Sir, – Now that summer has arrived, I resent not being able to take the train for days out in Edinburgh, Dundee and elsewhere.