"Also in the north-east of Scotland it's not the greatest thing to boast you're going to win beforehand, the folk here tend to bring them back down to earth with a bump".
Labour too will watch results around East Renfewshire.
Susan Aitken reveals that she and her deputy, David McDonald, were in informal contact with COSLA ahead of the elections, and that further talks are now scheduled to put the reconciliation on a formal footing.
After a record result in the Scottish local government elections, where they returned 276 councillors, the Conservatives now have seats such as Mr Salmond's Gordon constituency and the Moray seat of SNP depute leader Angus Robertson in their sights.
Labour needed 43 seats on the council to keep control.
The SNP will also be keeping a close eye on East Dunbartonshire. The whispers coming out of SNP HQ are that they are anxious.
Still, that disappointment did not stop the SNP winning half the vote in 2015, and so perhaps it will not do so again.
Ms Sturgeon, the SNP leader and First Minister, said: "The SNP has won the election in Scotland and won it loud and clear".
Yet the task facing the SNP next month is to defend its remarkable success in winning 56 out of Scotland's 59 seats at the United Kingdom election in 2015, a success based not on winning a little less than a third of the vote, but on securing 50%.
More likely the Conservatives will be celebrating this weekend and the media narrative will be of Ruth Davidson riding high.
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