If further evidence that “asking the public” to choose names for iconic (or just big) stuff is guaranteed to result in mediocrity and/or plain silliness, the Queensferry Crossing is it (your report, 27 June).
It’s a bridge; it will avoid both Queensferrys. There must have been a dozen better suggestions than that (the Kingdom Bridge?) It will be the New Bridge, and that’s that.
I beg the Scottish Government to get a grip. Its job is to govern: consult the right experts then make a decision.
At all costs, do not “consult the people/seek the popular view” on Scotland’s national anthem. What we have at present is a popular drinking dirge.
There is time to do us proud in time for the Commonwealth Games. Just do it.