Despite Richard Allison’s accurate description of Scotland’s demise under the SNP and Greens (Letters, March 23) the most recent poll I can find (Panelbase, October 2021) forecasts the SNP vote share to rise from 32 per cent in the 2017 council elections to a 45% forecast in May. So, no bloody nose there, it would seem. Mind you, the same pollster forecast a 46% SNP vote share in March 2017, so perhaps there’s hope. But are people really angry enough to get off their settees and vote them out? In each if the last six elections since 2014 no more than 1.4 million out of 2m No voters in 2014 have voted for the pro-UK parties. If even 100k of the missing 600k get out and vote for pro-UK candidates that could have a disastrous effect on the SNP vote in an election where the STV voting system effectively awards seats by vote share, not the vote-splitting “winner takes all” in a General Election. The problem in Scotland, however, is the vast majority of our 4.3m registered voters are still oblivious to what is going on, wouldn’t know a defunct Ferguson ferry if it docked in their back garden, and the opposition parties continually fail to breach this wall of apathy with any compelling, positive, convincing message. Allan Sutherland, Stonehaven.