The hand of history lay heavy on their shoulders and as that hand of history descended on to said shoulders Nicola Sturgeon put her foot down with a heavy hand (of history).
At the self-same time, David Cameron was placing his own hand of history within kid gloves.
And it was with his own hand of history safely inserted in the aforementioned kid gloves that he shook hands with Nicola Sturgeon’s (heavy) hand of history.
What I am trying to say is that Cameron and Sturgeon met up at Bute House on Friday.
While the latter was keen to assert herself, demanding extra powers for Scotland in the wake of last week’s landslide general election, the former was clearly determined to be seen as a jolly decent fellow, listening to the will of the Scottish people and all that.
What transpired was an interesting, if surprisingly short, discussion.
Get the full story in Saturday’s Courier.
Elsewhere we reflect on concerns Scotland’s children are being “indoctrinated by arrogant fundamentalist atheists”.
Quite a claim.
Find out why such strong words were bandied about in your bulging weekend edition.
Elsewhere (though still in the newspaper) we look forward to a huge weekend of football.
The future of Angus clubs Montrose and Forfar is very much in the balance, with the former hanging on the very precipice of football league oblivion (if that isn’t being overly dramatic).
* For more on all of these stories, please pick-up (heavy hands optional) your copy of Saturday’s Courier. Failing that why not try our super digital edition?