SIR, – in reply to a letter writer from Gigha: Do not believe all that you read with regard to the weed-killer glyphosate. If, as alleged, all the golf course were extensively sprayed with glyphosate, there would be no grass to play on!

Also, you can buy glyphosate in most garden centres and the likes of B and Q, and it is used extensively by the general public to control weeds on paths etc.

Also, your well-used letter writer from the Western Isles, who rears a few Highland and cross cattle, telling other farmers who fatten thousands of cattle per year that they are wrong, should look in the mirror and see who is wrong!

C Murray