• Sir - Nicola Sturgeon's claims on independence, EU membership and farm payments do not add up.

  • SIR, - I was interested to note that at the big debate in Stirling, the SNP admitted that if Scotland votes for Independence we would probably not get straight into the EU.

  • SIR, - Well, well, so the European agricultural commissioner, Dacian Ciolos, is not playing ball!

  • SIR, - Having grown up in Eskdalemuir in the early 1960s it was with interest that I read your article 'Trees beat sheep', on page 5, April 5 issue.

  • SIR, - There has been a lot of interest in the report Confor commissioned into forestry in Eskdalemuir and the report focuses on economic and employment impacts.

  • Sir - The excellent letter from a group of Mull and Argyll farmers sets out very clearly the benefits to wildlife, access, tourism and the environment which hill farming can deliver.

  • SIR, - The EU is indeed the crucial issue for farmers in this Independence debate (The SF Editorial March 22), which is precisely why we should be digging deeper to make sure that we understand the various threats to it.

  • SIR, - Re the CAP reforms and the proposed 'Irish Tunnel'.

  • SIR, - You stated some weeks ago that that your paper would be neutral.

  • SIR, - The current bickering between the NFUS and the SCF does nothing whatsoever to address the fundamental problems facing active crofters today.We have had consultation after consultation and report after report, which have clearly identified the difficulties crofters face.