The Labour leader is trying to revive his party north of the border.
It feels as if something fundamental has changed in Scotland - and there is more change yet to come.
The election debate is being defined by the claim and counter-claim of two nationalisms – one Scottish and out, and one British and in denial.
Scottish Labour's bilingualism used to be a good thing - but the relationship between Westminster and Scotland has changed.
Scottish Labour needs to work out what kind of Scotland it wants to champion and bring about.
Whatever the outcome of the referendum on 18 September, a different Scotland has emerged and found expression. The idea of independence has taken hold.