Scotland’s power centres

From: TW Coxon, West Auckland Road, Darlington.

IT is amusing when one reads comments like those expressed by Don Burslam (Yorkshire Post, November 7) on why Scotland should go it alone. Common sense should tell us that the capital city of any country is going to be the centre of attraction and activity.

As for the Government 
being “based in a narrow corner of the country”, one wonders what he would think – if he gets his way – and Scottish government activities are 
centred around Glasgow and Edinburgh?

What will he say to those living in Aberdeen, the Orkneys and the Shetland isles, when they make similar comments?

Back to future on climate

From: Arthur Quarmby, Underhill, Holme.

IN re-reading HG Wells’s 1895 story The Time Machine, I came across his later (1931) preface. In this he looks back to the earlier date and says the geologists and astronomers of that time told us dreadful lies about the “inevitable” freezing-up of the world – and of life and mankind with it.

There was no escape, it 
seemed. The whole game of life would be over in a million years or less. They impressed this upon us with the full weight of their authority.

Does this sound familiar?

Adopting a new attitude

From: Steve Oversby, director, Barnardo’s Yorkshire.

BARNARDO’S in Yorkshire is looking to highlight a chronic shortage of people coming forward to adopt. Successful adoptions not only change the life of a child for the better but also that of their family.

If you are interested in 
finding out more, please ring us on 01274 496 937 or go to Thank you.