Despite the couple's appeal, Glasgow City Council couldn't find it in them to forgive and their £30 penalty stood. Hardly a commendable way of receiving visitors to the city.
By comparison, Justice Minister Kenny McAskill is seen by many in criminal circles as the angel of mercy. He and current prison boss Colin McConnell lavish care on heinous lawbreakers in order to make them feel comfortable and less threatening to their prison officer carers.
It's a pity some of this compassion didn't rub off on Glasgow City Council.
John Brown Glasgow
REGARDING manners at Central Station, as a regular visitor to Glasgow I have so far found staff at the station, leisure centres and museums to be friendly and helpful.
I even chatted to a woman with a young baby on the number 4 bus from Anniesland who might have given me the idea to relocate!
Mr S Bielecki Manchester
IN reply to Marion Mulholland's letter Pay up, cyclists (Evening Times. September 4) - firstly most cyclists are drivers and therefore have taken driving tests.
Secondly a lot of serious cyclists are savvy enough to have cycle insurance. This is really important as as there are a lot of motorists out there who just don't care about cyclists or don't want them on their road space and will try to manoeuvre them off the road. I have seen it happen countless times.
Thirdly, there is no such thing as Road Tax. Vehicle Excise Tax is based on the emissions produced by her vehicle. Road Tax was abolished in the 1940s, I think.
I do agree with Ms Mulholland in respect of cyclists who jump red lights and go on pavements to avoid traffic. It does, unfortunately, tar cyclists who do adhere to the highway code, with the same brush.
Colin Reddy Via e-mail