What a difference a week makes. There was a completely different feel in the Holyrood chamber as the parties got down to the first weekly First Minister"s Questions knockabout since the election.
Despite resigning as Prime Minister and Labour Party leader this week, Gordon Brown's closest allies have said he still has the overwhelming support of his Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituents.
Gordon Brown is stepping down as Labour leader to clear the way for a deal with the Liberal Democrats over the future shape of the UK Government.
After a night of counting and with seats still to declare it was clear by lunchtime that the people of Britain have elected a hung parliament with the Tories as the largest party.
The SNP's Stewart Hosie provided a rare bright spot for the SNP by strengthening his hold in Dundee East.
Against the expectations of many, Labour not only hung on to the Dundee West seat but increased their majority over the SNP.
The Tories failed to secure their second top target seat in Scotland as the SNP romped to an emphatic Angus victory with an increased majority.
Labour have bucked the trend south of the border with a string of impressive election results in Scotland.
Lindsay Roy defended his Glenrothes seat, cantering to victory over the SNP.
Labour have regained the Dunfermline and West Fife seat they sensationally lost to the Lib Dems in the by-election disaster of 2006.