Fortunately BBC Scotland has found a new topic to be exercised about: Pandas.
The image above may or may not be of Tian Tian & Yang Guang, they all look the same to me. Poor Tian Tian though lost her Panda cub, turns out, according to a conservationist on Newsnight Scotland last night, Tian Tian's miscarriage was caused by press interest in her pregnancy - it was all too much.
Clearly Tian Tian read one Daily Mail headline too many:
It goes without saying, headlines like this during any pregnancy will have an inevitable deleterious effect on the unborn fetus and so it turned out for poor Tian Tian. And it wasn't just the Daily Mail:
The Daily Mirror's heartless reportage was even worse, many visitors claimed to see Tian Tian weep after being shown the headline above.
Meanwhile, during this morning's edition of Call Kaye, Kaye 'I'm not a Tory' Adams suggested the Pandas were a waste of money and the Scottish Government had miscalculated (I'm paraphrasing here) even although the £600k annual rental is being covered by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, I think we all knew it was only a matter of time before blame for Tian Tian's miscarriage was attributed to the SNP.
It goes without saying, the producers of this blog (that would be me) offer heartfelt sympathy to Tian Tian at this time and in a break from the normal behaviour, offer respect & kudos to the intrepid journalists of the Daily Express for the diligent snooping that led to the astonishing front page story below.*
A spokesperson for Police Scotland said in a press release:
"Inquiries are ongoing although I can confirm a man from the Dumfrieshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale area is being questioned."
He/she went on to say:
"Although the Edinburgh Zoo penguins had motive, we are not pursuing that line of investigation at this time."
David Mundell was not available for comment and if I'm being honest, probably wouldn't speak to me anyway.
* We can only assume the inclusion of an image of Diana was for the purposes of reminding Express readers that while Pandas are well-thought-of, they're not as well-thought-of as Diana and its readership should not lose focus on the important things in life.