There has not been much good news on the education front in Scotland recently, as even John Swinney, the beleaguered minister responsible, might agree.
Sir, – I have been employed at Michelin Dundee for 34 years.
It is sad news and a shock to the workers, but the closure of the Michelin plant in Dundee is just the beginning of a revolution.
Sir, – To say I am appalled at the loss of the Michelin plant in Dundee would be an understatement; the situation is a disaster for a city which has suffered death from a thousand cuts – Timex, NCR and on and on – over the last 20 years.
The morning after the night before is when you expect the fug of a hangover to start lifting.
Sir, – Further to your report about Police Scotland and hate crime (“‘No further action’ on anti-hate complaint”, Courier, October 31), perhaps I could be permitted to respond to Chief Superintendent, John McKenzie?
Sir, – We are fast becoming a nation of interferers – and often with disastrous consequences.
Sir, – I recently visited Perth by rail from Glasgow and enjoyed a delightful weekend.
Sir, – The comments by Tory MSP Michelle Ballantyne defending the Maoist two child limit for people on benefits was not only morally repugnant but factually incorrect (“Tory MSP slammed over ‘archaic’ child comments”, Courier, October 25).
The world’s oldest shipwreck was discovered this week, just in time for the Brexit countdown. Any parallels between old, wooden plans sinking to the depths should not be drawn – at least the Greek vessel found its bottom.