The aftermath of debate round two
Not a knock-out, then, but a clear points victory.
Alistair Darling was still standing, still in the ring, but it was Team Salmond who were smiling.
It was Yes supporters who left the Kelvingrove Art Gallery happy: some chanting, some even singing.
An intriguing night - and a remarkable venue. Broadcasting in advance from the balcony overlooking the main hall, I was perched between a Millais and a Lavery. Just opposite, protected in a small chamber, was Dali's Crucifixion.
There was art too - and not a little artifice - in the debate. Alex Salmond had plainly sketched out his scenario planning much more successfully than in the first televised encounter.
Analysis: Leader debate (in bite-sized chunks)
The debate between First Minister Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling, head of the Better Together campaign, gets under way. So here are some bite-sized chunks of analysis.....
Mr Salmond's turn and he pursues Alistair Darling over the issues of welfare and the NHS. He quotes Unison as discerning a threat to expenditure upon health - and repeatedly invites Mr Darling to agree with the statement. He does not.
Kilts, cold water and poetry
So how was your weekend? Saturday went swimmingly for me with a thoroughly deserved victory by the mighty Dundee United over a gallant Ross County.
OK, it was a late goal - but it was a powerfully hit late goal. Well done the lads.
Purdah's welcome relief (for some)
Political purdah means different things for different people.
For Ministers, in the run-up to an election, it places a curb upon their natural desire to evangelise their undoubted talents to the citizens at public expense.
Settle down? Not a chance
Politics is somewhat tapsalteerie - and understandably so - as a consequence of the referendum.
Customarily, in August, our MSPs would be absorbing the delights of the Festival or their constituency or Benidorm, according to whimsy.
A historic setting for a modern offer
A sense of history. Over the weekend, I took the chance to see the magnificent James Plays at the Edinburgh Festival. The performances thoroughly merited the standing ovation offered by the enthused audience.
(If you will forgive me, I will excise from my memory, both recent and historic, another contest which took place in the east end of Glasgow over the weekend. I prefer to dwell on events at Pittodrie and Tannadice. Much more germane.)
The Carney conundrum
Horatio Townshend would, I suspect, have been horrified. Raising an elegant eyebrow, I reckon he would have demurred gently. Ditto Stamp Brooksbank. Although one could never be sure about Joseph Nutt.
Mostly, these former Governors of the Bank of England would, I feel, have preferred relative anonymity. A quiet word in carefully selected ears would have been the approach. Perhaps over drinks at the club.
The dominant issue is back
Jobs and the economy re-emerged today as the dominant issue on the referendum campaign - or, to be precise, that portion of the campaign tracked by the wicked media.
In truth, of course, it never went away.
'Anxiety mingled with hope'
At the Maryhill Food Bank in Glasgow, they are used to planning ahead. On the wall of their limited space in an industrial estate is a notice, setting out intent.
It advises customers, volunteers and visitors that it will soon be time to think about gathering toys to distribute to needy kids at Christmas.