Welcome return of scintillating swifts | Brief letters

Black footballers | Ballachulish | Making masks compulsory | Spousal hair cutting | Swifts

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.
Linda Rhead
Hampton, London

• 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).
Brian Ferris
Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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