IT'S great news that SPT has stepped in to save vital bus services in Glasgow and beyond.
Not everyone in these difficult times has access to a car, and some people, myself included, rely on public transport to get about on a daily basis.
And for many it's not just for fun trips into town, buses are a lifeline to get to the doctor, the chemist, hospital or to keep in touch with family and friends.
That's why so many of us feel uneasy that private firms seem to be stepping in to run bus routes on their own terms.
Many may wonder what would happen if these 'community' bus routes were to be deemed unprofitable.
I shudder to think of the consequences should they pull out.
SPT is to be commended for putting money up front, pledging £3million for vital services.
The question is: what will happen if their funding runs dry, and we are again left in the hands of private firms?
C McLean, Renfrewshire.
I AGREE with the letter in Friday's Evening Times about ignorant smokers.
I sweep up outside my building in the city daily, and 10 minutes later it's filled up with fag ends.
They just don't care.
John Turley, via e-mail
IT WAS so lovely to see Her Majesty come up to Glasgow to visit yesterday.
I know a lot of people in Scotland want independence and don't like what the Royal Family stand for, but I still can't help getting excited over the thought of seeing them.
We've had a right Royal year with the jubilee celebrations down in London. So it was nice for Glasgow and its people to get in on the action.
J Andrews, Baillieston
Salute to forces
IT WAS gratifying to see so many people lining the streets to mark Armed Forces Day. Since 1707 Scotland has made a military contribution greatly above her fair share, having regard to the Scottish proportion of the British population.
Donald J. MacLeod, Via e-mail