Is it my recent trip to Scotland (where the above, totally un-ridiculous photo was snapped; that's the tartan of Clan Burberry I'm wearing around my head, I believe), my affection for Braveheart and Rob Roy, or my undying loyalty to the House of Stuart that keeps me intrigued by the progress of the Scottish National Party?

Which ever it is, Alex Massie (your source for all things Scottish, and a confirmed Braveheart-hater, the philistine) has the relevant details and analysis.