LETTERS – Better late than never

I HAVE complained about the pigeon poo problem at Glasgow Royal Infirmary for around a year and a half (January 16)).

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When I spoke to them, the Council's Environmental Health Department said they did not deem pigeons a health hazard.

I contacted the hospital's bosses and they said it would be dealt with, as did the Infection Control Nurse.

It's strange how my complaints were ignored, but when a councillor complains, something is done.

Let's hope it gets dealt with now.



A YEAR or so ago, some streets in Anderston were made one way, with new dual direction cycling lanes.

Today I saw an old woman lying in Elderslie Street, surrounded by worried passers by, waiting for an ambulance.

That ambulance had to go on a detour due to part of Elderslie Street being one way only.

Minutes save lives; they also cost lives.

Hardly anyone uses these cycle lanes, preferring to cycle on the road and now all emergency vehicles are hampered for a few. I just hope the old lady is okay.

Alan McGillveray


David LEASK'S article about the Oatlands fiasco, including the Rutherglen Road diversion, (January 15) explained what had happened to one of my favourite parts of Glasgow.

The lost road is bad enough, but the real sin was what happened to the houses which stood opposite Richmond Park.

These red sandstone tenements shone when the sun was out, and had been completely refurbished at great expense.

To obliterate them for someone's outdated idea of utopia is apalling.

Luigi Corvi

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I LOVED the story about mixed martial arts fighter Paul McVeigh and his doctor wife Maeve (Weekend Times, Saturday, January 19).

I was thrilled to see my favourite, though sometimes controversial, sport being reported on in such a positive way.

K Park Elderslie


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