Sir, – Your report on cycling provision in Perth and Kinross on September 11 quotes Liberal Democrat councillor Lewis Simpson saying that, “Perth has some wonderful cycle paths.”
Sir, – News of the Scottish Government’s rail development fund awards announced in St Andrews on Thursday strikes me as a classic case of the authorities pretending to do something with little intention of following through.
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, – I have always been rather sceptical about the design of the V&A right from its inception.
Sir, – A study published by Sheffield Hallam University on the impact of welfare reform shows that, on average, the loss to the Fife local economy is £660 per (all) working age adults.
Sir, – I have lived in Dundee for 50 years and I am very proud of the city, particularly the progress made over the last couple of decades in transforming the city from the dark and dreich place it used to be, into the progressive modern city it is now.
Sir, – In response to the comments made by David Taylor, Fred Bruce and the Courier Editorial “Local Workers Can Solve Berry Crisis” (July 27), that soft fruit farmers have abandoned local labour in favour of foreign workers, and should be making a greater effort to make the work appealing to local people to fill their demand for labour.
Sir, – The debate over burkas and niqabs started by Boris Johnson’s recent comments is entirely missing the point.
Sir, – Once again, we are seeing the fiction over facts contribution by Allan MacDougall, in his blinkered support for the SNP (Courier Letters, December 2).
Sir, – I read with interest the proposal by the Depute Provost and Angus councillor Colin Brown to charge teachers and other council staff to park at their place of work.