I'm just back from the SNP manifesto launch in Perth. I don't suppose I learned anything that I wouldn't have done from watching on TV, but there was that unmistakeable frisson of excitement in seeing superstars like Brian Taylor and Alan Cochrane in the flesh. I also took some photos of Murdo Fraser abandoning the last vestiges of his dignity by leading a Dad's Army-style "protest" outside the hall - I'll have a look later and see if they're worth sharing with you.
Meanwhile, we have a new GB-wide poll from ICM...
Conservatives 45% (-1)
Labour 33% (+1)
Liberal Democrats 8% (n/c)
UKIP 5% (n/c)
SNP 4% (n/c)
Greens 3% (+1)
Plaid Cymru 1% (n/c)
The Scottish subsample is : SNP 43%, Conservatives 26%, Labour 22%. That's reassuringly normal after Survation served up the SNP's worst subsample of the campaign last night (albeit based on a particularly tiny number of respondents).
Some people (including journalists who should know better) have an irritating habit of regarding only one poll as important - the last one they saw. So we'll undoubtedly hear that this ICM poll has got the Tories back on track with a 12-point lead, and that Theresa May is once again heading towards a three-figure majority, etc, etc, etc. That ignores the fact that ICM have clearly emerged as the most Tory-friendly pollster in this campaign, and that 12 points is the lowest gap they've shown since the election was called. The direction of travel strongly suggests that any new poll from YouGov would be likely to continue showing a relatively tight race, possibly on the fringes of hung parliament territory. As none of us will know until election night which polling methodology (if any) is the correct one, all that today's poll does is underscore the increasing and genuine uncertainty over the outcome of this election.