The SNP Government has been focused on the latest push for indyref2 instead of dealing with the horrific reality of this latest devastating storm.
A whole week without any power in the wake of a devastating storm.
Fallen trees pulling down power lines and blocking roads, roofs blown off houses, elderly and vulnerable people shivering in bed and cooking by stove and living with candlelight for days on end.
It sounds like the premise for a movie – yet this is the horrific reality for thousands of Scots who have been worst affected by Storm Arwen.
From Dumfries and Galloway and the Borders, to the North East and parts of the Highlands, the effects of this destructive weather have been felt far and wide.