Madam, – It’s an absolute tragedy that more people in Scotland lose their lives to substance misuse than anywhere else in the EU.
Madam, – Both sides of the debate on legalisation of drugs are leaving out one important fact – the present generation of drug addicts is a lost cause.
Madam, – According to published statistics, drug-related deaths in Scotland are three times that of the rest of the UK, and the worst within the 27 countries of the EU.
Madam, – I was out driving between Forfar and Arbroath and Forfar and Montrose at the weekend and found myself thinking that Angus Council seem more interested in trying to save face regarding the huge mistake they made by introducing parking charges than looking after the assets they have.
Madam, – The global environmental crisis regarding climate change and loss of biodiversity worries me.
Madam, – When I read how Angus Council and the Carnoustie Golf Links groups were opposing the laying of a renewable electricity cable through their land (Compulsory purchase order on historic links, Courier, July 11) I began to wonder if I was reading a master lesson on “how to do irony”.
Madam, – I find myself in partial agreement with those SNP politicians who argue that independence negotiations could be triggered without a referendum (“Referendum Plan B chilling”, Jenny Hjul, The Courier, July 10).
Madam, – My poor 90-year-old father-in-law who has terminal bowel cancer, dementia, asbestosis, familial tremors, double incontinence, and limited mobility, has been discharged for the third time from Roxburghe House, the specialist palliative care unit in Dundee, because he is not unwell enough to remain there.
Madam, – What are we to make of the Citizens’ Assembly, announced by Ms Sturgeon at the same time as she announced yet another drive for a separation referendum?
Madam, – Regards the article on the lack of sales in the High Street shops (Business hit by ‘double whammy’, Courier, July 10) it surely was obvious that this was going to happen and continue to worsen.