"You'd have vans coming and going at all hours," says one elderly neighbour, looking out at the manor of Brians Reader - Senior and Junior - now cordoned by blue and white police tape.
Below the Forth railway bridge, in front of her 56 Westminster MPs, Nicola Queen of Scots pledges to fight austerity - and fails to mention "independence" or "referendum".
How much longer does the English political establishment go on not only not getting it - but demonstrating with toe-curling embarrassment that they simply don't get it.
More insults raining down on the SNP tonight with the Labour hopeful in Glasgow South calling the party a "cult". Curious for any person defending a 10,000+ "safe seat" to say that because it sounds l
Yesterday this correspondent suggested it was time the SNP named and shamed its extremist fringe. They've made a belated start to stamp it out - but could they do more?
Barnstormer 2 - the sequel. The heroic - at least as far as unionists are concerned - Gordon Brown rides into Glasgow from Fife to sweep all before him in an impassioned plea to sway the electorate.
Crossing the smooth waters of the Firth of Forth on May Day, I wanted to remind people how smooth this campaign has been for the SNP - the tough part starts Friday (if the polls are right).
With the polls predicting disaster for his party, Scottish Labour party leader "Sunny Jim" Murphy is still smiling in the face of the political weather.
In Glasgow, Ed Balls stands in front of a placard which states: "Ban exploitative zero hour contracts." Trouble is, the technicians doing the staging are on zero hour contracts.
In the sparking of plate-welding and the hammering of rust-coloured sheet-steel, the old certainties are going down the slip, while the thought of the SNP coming to power has now become a possibility.
This is something close to adoration, and this cannot be faked - as a seasoned correspondent you report what you see, and I have never seen this in a UK election. Never.
I write from Inverness on St George's Day at a time when Westminster, London and England have rarely seemed so distant and foreign to so many - and that cuts both ways.
The plight of the Al-Jazeera three has focused the spotlight on the dark side of the Egyptian regime, including the case of Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa.
Both main English parties pretend incessantly that our Trident missile system is an "independent" nuclear deterrent when it never was, is, or could be and both Cameron and Miliband know this well.