I await the the precise figure for the Scottish sub-sample, but 4% from the UK poll tends to mean at least 40% and sometimes a bit more in the Scottsih sub-samp[le. For nine polls in a row now, SNP support has been rock-solid in the 43% to 52% range.

Readers will remember that supposed Independence-supporter Iain Macwhirter at the Herald predicted this trial would ‘split the SNP from top to bottom.’

Now, he might be correct about the ‘top’ as in the party leadership but among the mass of members and voters ‘at the bottom’, they have their eyes fixed firmly on something far greater than one man’s fortunes.