• SIR, - After failing to raise the fact that SNH was dictating the number of deer on Scotland's mountains as 10 per a 1000 acres or 100 per 10,000 acres I felt compelled to write again.

  • SIR, - By the time this letter is published we will know wether or not Scotland is to be an independent country.

  • SIR, - I have read most, but not all, of the published letters and comments on the Referendum, and I have purposefully delayed contacting The Scottish Farmer until such time as my comments, if published, will not affect the outcome of the Referendum in any way.

  • SIR, - I have been interested to read your coverage of the forthcoming referendum on Scottish independence from the UK.

  • SIR, - We have been told clearly by all the main UK parties that a currency union is not an option.

  • SIR, - A Scottish hostage is beheaded by Islamic fundamentalists and Vladimir Putin is busy restarting the Cold War, maybe even WW3.

  • SIR, - There are many good reasons for voting Yes - self determination, the power to run your own country for the benefit of the people who live and farm here, and the opportunity to move from a feeling of nostalgic patriotism to genuine pride.

  • SIR, - The editorial comment headed 'Too much blarney' in The SF on August 30, talked about a trip which several industry leaders had undertaken to fact find about the Southern Irish beef industry.

  • SIR, - If you vote Yes, you will destroy Scotlands pedigree livestock industry.

  • SIR, - It appears that the intervention of Messrs Walker, Kinnaird, Ross, and Cameron for a 'Yes' vote in the independence debate has caused much wailing and gnashing of teeth in the Unionist farming community, at least that was my impression when I read the content of most of the articles and letters in The SF's August 30 edition.