The pro independence campaign suffered a blip yesterday with protesters screaming 'scum scum scum ' and 'stick the Union Jack up your arse' etc at UKIP leader Nigel Farage in Edinburgh.
Although the pro independence 'Yes Scotland ' campaign has tried to distance itself from the melee in Edinburgh yesterday saying it "had no knowledge or involvement in any of the scenes on the Royal Mile " it will still be tarred with the same brush.
It's almost as if the whole thing was a set up. Every news organisation was on hand to witness the scenes on the Royal Mile and it was timed perfectly for the 6 o'clock news.
The follow up interviews and comments in the media have concentrated on blaming everything on the SNP and the 'nationalist racists who hate the English'.
A few wavering independence supporters may now be persuaded to stick with the 'safety' of the Union.
A job well done by whoever is working things behind the scenes I'd say.