Greg Clarke, chairman of the FA, says: “We must always remember pioneers like Jack Leslie and be thankful that football is in a very different place today” (Statue campaign for black footballer denied England cap in 1920s, 1 July). Maybe he should ask some of today’s black footballers for their view, not to mention the sad lack of black coaches and managers. Stunning complacency, I’d say.
• The residents of Ballachulish, population 820 with its own primary school and medical centre, will be surprised to learn that despite being on the main Glasgow-Fort William road, and enjoying electricity, running water and fibre broadband, it is considered “remote” by Glasgow-based Libby Brooks (Highland communities anxious as Scotland gears up for tourism, 1 July).
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
• In view of the clear logic of Prof Peter Piot (Make masks compulsory in public in UK, says virus expert, 30 June), could the Guardian lead a campaign with the slogan “Wear a mask, protect others, save yourself”?
Dr Lynda Mountford
St Albans, Hertfordshire
• My wife has cut my hair for 40 years (Letters, 2 July), but lockdown prompted a reversal and I found myself cutting hers. No different to mowing the lawn really.
• In Lewes we’re enjoying a terrific swift season (Letters, 1 July). More than 50 nests this year. Amazing birds and wonderful to have more back.
Lewes, East Sussex