• Sir, - I have lived, done business and socialised among the English now for 25 years and I can honestly say I have, in the main, found them to be decent and tolerant people.

  • SIR, - The announcement recently that the proposed merger of Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) with the University of Edinburgh was not to go ahead has important implications for many of SRUC's functions.

  • Sir - Well done on an excellent leader in last week's issue.

  • SIR, - There are two issues regarding your leader comment on rewilding.

  • SIR, - My husband and myself have a small farm in Caithness where we have breeding sheep.

  • SIR, - I was fortunate to attend the sale of the John Mattley collection, featured in The Scottish Farmer of July 18.

  • SIR, - I read with some interest Alyn Smith's comments on June 27 regarding dairy farmers being left 'at the mercy' of the UK government.

  • SIR, - I read with interest the front page article in last week's edition of The Scottish Farmer concerning Graham Burke.

  • SIR, - As president of the BFSB Association I take exception to Barry Sangster's views on Blackface sheep in his letter in last week's The SF.

  • SIR, - Your list of land reform measures (Land reform begins, 27th June) currently being taken forwards seems to miss the most fundamental aspect of all.