Sir,– Martin Redfern (August 12) praises the SNP for their efforts to end funeral poverty in Scotland, but sadly undermines this positivity by claiming this is only possible due to English subsidies.
Sir, - Every time clear evidence appears, such as the annual GERS report, of the deficit Gordian Knot that an independent Scotland would face, rather than face the reality of massive cuts and tax rises, SNP ministers, spin doctors and apologists trot out the old canards of “we wouldn’t have the cost of Trident or the new aircraft carriers and we could grow the economy to close the deficit gap”.
Sir, – Let me thank the Scottish Gamekeepers Association for calling for bird casualties around wind turbines to be monitored (Courier, November 13).
Sir, - I see from your report (June 23) that the First Minister seems determined to press ahead with the plan to have Police Scotland absorb the Scottish operations of British Transport Police despite almost everyone who has anything to do with policing the railway being against the idea.
Sir, - Anyone who has not got personal transport and wants to get to Dundee from the East Neuk has a problem.
Sir, -I am writing in response to the article (October 31) regarding Perth and Kinross Council’s ongoing review of Beechgrove, Parkdale and Dalweem residential care homes.
Sir, – The article in The Courier (“War of words breaks out over rail link, January 11”) covered the harsh verbal exchanges between SNP MSP Jenny Gilruth and Fife Council co-leader David Ross.
Sir, - I write in a personal capacity as a member of Howe of Fife RFC for more than 50 years.
Sir, - Our world is constantly filled with tragedy and horror, none more so than the devastation caused by the fire at Grenfell Tower in London.
Sir, - In the wake of the utter chaos resulting from the latest round of suspensions of top Scottish police officers, the justice secretary Michael Matheson was urged to ‘step out of the shadows and get a grip of Police Scotland’.