As I lie here, unable to sleep, for reasons unbeknown to me, I find my thoughts lingering on an uncertain future. Uncertain, because of Brexit, and what it means for Scotland's relationship with the EU and indeed, the UK.
I'm thinking about it, because try as I might, I just cannot understand why, three supposedly Scottish political parties, put the maintenance of the Union above everything else.
By everything else, I mean Scotland, her people and their prosperity and wellbeing, in years to come. Sure, Ruth, Kezia and Willie will tell us earnestly, that they are safeguarding Scotland's future, by protecting her place in the United Kingdom. But what if, Scotland's best interests, lie out with the UK. What then?
Well, now we know. Even in the face of Brexit, they won't even accept it's a possibility. It's the UK, come what may. What possesses, ostensibly rational, intelligent people, to unthinkingly adhere to a principle, even if that principle might just be to their detriment, and to the detriment of Scotland and her people?
Rather than vote with the Scottish Government, to back a motion for Scotland to remain in the single market, the Tories and Liberal Democrats voted against it. Labour abstained. How typically weak of them. Why would they do this, were they not in broad agreement, that it would be best if the UK, and Scotland, were to remain in the single market?
They were, but it didn't matter. Because for the parties of the Union, perpetuating the UK is paramount. They claim, that they voted the way the did, because to do otherwise, might somehow facilitate, the SNP's overriding aim of independence. And they won't entertain that. Even if it's what's best for Scotland. Remember that.
It seems to me, that the Unionist parties in Scotland, will accept whatever the UK Government manages to put together, even if that means a raw deal for Scots.
Unionists claim, that the SNP are distracted, by their preoccupation with breaking up the UK. And the Unionists might have a point, if it were not for the fact that they too are blinkered. Blinkered by their preoccupation with keeping the UK together. At all costs.
The results, of this years Scottish Parliamentary election, would suggest that most folk are wise to the fact, that Ruth, Kezia and Willie won't put Scotland first. Where there is a divergence, between the interests of the rest of the UK, and Scotland, they'll pick the latter every time.
Knowing that Unionists, and the UK, won't do what's best for Scotland, unless it happens to coincide with what they want for themselves, is all fine and well. But when will people take the next step? When will they follow things through to their natural conclusion? If their faith in the parties of the Union has gone, why won't they place their faith in Scotland?