After Muirfield, Michelin et al, I had hoped the rumours on the grapevine that McGill was in trouble would prove wide of the mark.
The reaction to Dundee’s new waterfront skyscraper was nothing if not predictable.
COMMENT: Plan for Michelin Dundee is ambitious and exciting, but workers must not be given false hope
So now we know.
Remember the Millennium Bug?
Signed but not yet sealed and a very long way from being delivered.
The morning after the night before is when you expect the fug of a hangover to start lifting.
I have followed Michelin Dundee’s fortunes for many years.
Confidence is key to a thriving economy and Scotland has much to shout about.
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.
If the Tay Cities Deal is to be signed then it will be administered in a post-Brexit environment.