I must complain in the strongest terms about your Diary piece “Pulling the bag over our eyes?” (MW last week). As anyone reading the Independent last Saturday (June 23) will have discovered, Glasgow has many superb restaurants, featuring modern Scottish cuisine as well as the best cooking from around the world. Scotland’s other cities also serve fine food, as do our country restaurants. And not for nothing is Scottish food exported around the world. Might I suggest that next time your correspondent visits Scotland he doesn’t spend all his money on whisky, but saves some for food. Or perhaps, coming from London, your reporters only feel at home with greasy kebabs, gristly Cornish pasties and rubbery cheese sandwiches.