Once again we get news that vital projects in Scotland have been put on hold. This time it involves the building of at least ten new NHS hospitals and treatment centres and the postponement will be for at least two years. People in the Highlands and Islands must feel totally excluded from this SNP/Green Scotland, what with the dualling of the A9 being put back to at least 2035 and the disgraceful state of the CalMac ferries. In the meantime the SNP leader at Westminster wants a new resolution for a ceasefire in Gaza. I’m not sure if Stephen Flynn knows that foreign policy is still reserved for Westminster, or maybe he has an inside track at the negotiations in Paris between Egypt, Qatar, the Palestinians and the USA, which are hoping to achieve such a ceasefire. Or maybe he is only making mischief once again? Jim Houston, Edinburgh.