David Stubley (Letters, January 3) seeks to label me as a unionist. There is nothing to be unified. If you must label me, born of Scots of at least five generations on both sides, I am British. The term “unionist” nowadays is used pejoratively by those who would seek separation, sans economic justification, sans logic, sans mandate. Thus will end “this strange eventful history”. I doubt many Scots really object to devolution of some administration from Westminster but full economic and political separation as advocated by the SNP is lunacy. We are British. Holyrood was, and will always be, an unnecessary construct to deliver devolved administration. It was forced on us and predictably hijacked by the opportunist separatists. Aside from the lack of debate or political talent on display, the eye-watering duplication, the flagrant redirection of public money into political initiatives, the starving of local authorities to feed vanity projects, and rank incompetence beyond even the wildest dreams of its sceptics, it now has the gall to have unelected government ministers. Holyrood and the misnamed Scottish Government is almost certainly acting ultra vires in goading Westminster to have a go in the hope of creating what they believe will be the best ever faux grievance. It may take time but yes, no matter how many jobs funded by SNP patronage are lost as a result, Holyrood should be closed. John Dunlop, Ayr.