• Sir, - In your regular feature 'From the people who know', Jim Brown (The SF, August 22), states that "it is total rubbish" that consumers do not want GM food with the justification that "they are already eating it and they simply do not know" - immediately begging-the-question "Would they eat it if they knew?"

  • Sir, - How right it is for Duncan Bryden, convener of the Cairngorms National Park, to say people should take more to do with what's happening in their localities.

  • Sir, - May I, through the medium of The Scottish Farmer, convey a few words to those unable to hear what was said at the Clyde and Central 40th anniversary field day?

  • SIR, - NFU Scotland's call to have a separate Bill to deal with proposed changes to Agricultural Holdings legislation, rather than changes being incorporated into the Land Reform Bill which also deals with fundamental changes to Scottish Property law, is a sensible one which several other organisations and individuals have made in the past but has not been taken on board by the legislators.

  • SIR, - As a regular reader of The Scottish Farmer, I notice there has been very little discussion recently about the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill, though its impact on Scottish rural life and enterprise could be very large.

  • Sir, - With what I would term this land reform nonsense, I attended a meeting organised by NFUS recently and could not believe what is being proposed by the Scottish Government .

  • SIR - If Rabbie Burns was alive today at Mossgiel, in Mauchline, I'm sure his poetic skills would have been used to write a 2015 version of 'Tae a moose'.

  • SIR, - How typical it is of this SNP Government to seek to deflect attention away from its own problems by comparing its situation with that which pertains south of the Border, as is the case with its problems with the SAF IT system that you highlighted in last week's issue.

  • SIR, - I was truly gobsmacked with the letter from Gordon Rennie.

  • SIR, - I think that Mr Macdonald does not appreciate the clear benefits of Roundup for modern agriculture and the key role it plays.