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.
What Scots will do if the mandate contained in the SNP manifesto is first delivered then ignored will determine whether the UK survives as a political entity.
What the SNP have to guard against is Acquired Sheffield Syndrome and one N Kinnock's disastrous triumphalism.
What is billed as 'life on the campaign trail' is actually an antiseptic exercise in keeping our party leaders away from real voters.
Parents of Karen Buckley are "absolutely heartbroken" after police confirm the human remains discovered near Glasgow are that of the missing student.
Our YouGov poll adds to Labour's gloom in Scotland with one tiny qualification. There's a chance the headline figures for MPs elected are a bit better (or less awful) than it might seem.
Jim Murphy was much more on his best form than yesterday at the second Scottish leaders' debate, taking on Nicola Sturgeon on the issue of "full fiscal autonomy."