We are being told that Police Scotland recruitment is being temporarily halted, official courses are being cancelled, training staff at Tulliallan being redeployed, many crimes will no longer be investigated and there is a £19m shortfall. On top of this, according to Federation General Secretary David Kennedy, approximately 60 experienced officers are retiring every month. Police Scotland was the creation of the then SNP politician Kenny MacAskill, established according to him, to create efficiencies and save millions. In reality, the nationalist regime only wanted political control over one chief constable. Now we witness the evidence of another SNP failure. MacAskill has bolted, Nicola Sturgeon has bolted but the disorder, the disarray remains. An apology is in order. Douglas Cowe, Newmachar, Aberdeenshire.