Strongman Dave Gauder, who is on an anti-bullying campaign in Scotland, put on an exhibition in nearby Buchanan Street, pulling a double-decker bus loaded with schoolchildren. The audience on te steps of the Lally Palais were treated to the sight of a bus owned by Brian "Keep the Clause" Souter, adorned in its gay-coloured livery, being towed past the Virgin record store by a leather clad muscle-man.
The potency of the sexual imagery might have been too much for the minister, not to mention Mr Souter. What a punch-line this little jotting would have had if only the bus had been a number 28 or even a 2A. Alas, no such luck, but maybe next year. Please?