Dear Editor, With last week's European Parliament elections and the possibility of a general election looming as the Tory party implodes, Scotland once again finds itself at a pivotal point in its history.
The choice was, and is, stark - do we again hand over our decision-making to London and have our country taken out of the EU against our wishes? Alternatively, do we reaffirm our commitment to the EU by sending representatives to the European Parliament who will look after Scotland's interests? Do we continue to welcome people from other countries who have come here to work, to make their homes here and to bring up a new generation of Scots? Or do we allow a government dominated by a neighbouring country to erect administrative barriers to this, impoverishing the culture of this country in the same way they have economically impoverished it? Voting in the EU elections was the first stage in the process; send a signal to the UK government via the ballot box that Scotland intends to take its place as a modern European democracy now.
Gerry Parker, Whifflet