• SIR, - Scratch the surface of 'subsidy'comparables raised in these columns last week then good value becomes easier to appreciate.

  • SIR, - Having recently reviewed the Dairy Voluntary Code of Practice on Contractual Relations (VCoP), I was saddened to hear of the recent protests by dairy farmers - actions that have been all too common in recent years.

  • SIR, - It didn't take long for the main plank of the Yes campaign's argument, that we would be better with direct access to Europe, to be proved wrong.

  • SIR, - Once again I feel I have to reply to Tom Gray, He seems to write a lot of letters.

  • SIR, - As you may have expected, I could not agree with the entirety of Tom Gray's letter of October 11.

  • SIR - It comes as no surprise that 100% of respondents in your on-line poll believe that a Sea Eagle Management Scheme will not lead to a reduction in lamb predation.

  • Sir, - I have always believed in fairness and honesty.

  • SIR, - As already suggested, rather than those - the teachers, health, transport, infrastructure and service industry workers in the 50%+ box who Sandy Henderson suggests are more secure than we farmers - it is those in the box that are clearly worse off, that will finally determine constitutional change.

  • SIR, - Reading your paper on sea eagles and the replies from farming and sheep representatives doesn't surprise me - unknowing men have weak answers - why only lamb deaths and the usual lying carrion reply when sea eagles have been seen and reported killing sheep and even swans?

  • Sir, - I wish to appeal to Richard Lochhead to change the Scottish rules on Nitrogen Fixing Crops (NFC).