Nicola Sturgeon has two houses and they could hardly be more different. Her official residence, Bute House, in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town, is a Robert Adam designed early 19th century masterpiece with all the grace and elegance appropriate to the office of First Minister. Her life-size portrait hangs on its walls.
Her other home — her own — is an anonymous detached modern house on an ordinary estate in an unglamorous Central Belt town. Only the Neville Johnson bespoke bookcases and, it is said, a £1,000-plus coffee maker mark it out as unusual in this relatively deprived part of Scotland.