Chancellor Philip Hammond will deliver his Budget on Monday and as he steps up to the despatch box you may hear a collective intake of breath.
Confidence is key to a thriving economy and Scotland has much to shout about.
After Muirfield, Michelin et al, I had hoped the rumours on the grapevine that McGill was in trouble would prove wide of the mark.
Signed but not yet sealed and a very long way from being delivered.
The X Factor is lucky if it lasts five minutes in my house.
Concerns, I have a few.
When I heard the prime minister was heading for Edinburgh during the Fringe, I naturally thought she’d be playing it for laughs by giving Brexit: Omnishambles its debut on the comedy circuit.
What’s in a name?
If the Tay Cities Deal is to be signed then it will be administered in a post-Brexit environment.
It might sound peculiar, but when I pass an industrial estate I don’t see warehouse after bland warehouse.