SNP cannot be blamed for nuisance calls
Sir, I am sure many of us must sympathise with the frustration of Joyce Vickers being plagued with nuisance calls (Letters, December 22).
An elderly friend has had up to 27 of these calls in one day between BT landline and BT mobile phones. Poor internet coverage in Scotland is, of course, another big BT gripe.
I am not at all sure what Nicola Sturgeon can do, however, as telecommunications and internet matters are reserved to Westminster. In a similar vein, and regarding the recent calls for the resignation of transport minister Humza Yousaf when a couple of trains broke down, transport matters are also reserved to Westminster.
Perhaps too many of us have been too quick to criticise the Scottish Government when we have not allowed ourselves to look behind the lurid headlines in the press and on TV.
It is worth spending half an hour reading through Schedule 5 of the Scotland Act 1998 to appreciate just how little of a wee pretendy parliament with wee pretendy powers we have actually been granted. George Loudon, 13 Riverside Road, Kinlochleven.