Normally I pay little attention to celebrity endorsements of political parties, but having followed and admired the work of Brian Cox for many years - as well as keeping an eye on how well he's wearing because he's only a day younger than me - I was delighted to discover the life-long Labour supporter has decided to support the SNP next month because, "The SNP has a vision for education in Scotland and the experience to ensure that they see it through."
Brian is currently the rector of Dundee University and the 'word on the street' is he's doing an excellent job fighting to keep our education standards. His defection will add to the woes of Labour who had an alarming Manifesto launch yesterday.
Two other high profile Scots have declared their support for the SNP; the writer Iain Banks and the highly successful actor Alan Cumming. This is excellent news for Alex Salmond and the SNP.
Note: Prior to writing this post I spent some time trying to find prominent Scots who are supporting Labour in the Holyrood elections. It was my intention to show my impartiality by posting a picture of one or two. I found one.