If Mr Brown and Mr Prescott really wanted to keep a 'summit' secret they would have been well advised not to have met in a car park at a well known tourist attraction such as Loch Fyne. Loch Fyne and other touristic trysting places in that part of Scotland are well marketed by the local Tourist Board. In complete contrast to the Borders which can be at times a totally tourist free zone. 'Borders: Scotlands favourite short break destination' is hardly a ringing endorsement for what can be seen and done in these parts. 'Short Break?' they say. Can't be much going on and so they hurry through to the Edinburghs, the Highlands, the Loch Fynes and those other places put firmly on the map by keen eyed, sporran jingling kilted PR spin doctors.
Mr B and Mr P and indeed a whole bevy of political conspirators could meet in any number of car parks (or laybys more likely) and remain totally unobserved by the northern bound tourists and political journalists heading south. And a more adventurous tourist board could turn this to their advantage as advertising the Borders as England's favourite spot the plotter destination. Red squirrels in Paxton House and pinkish politicos in the bushes of the Whiteadder. Or with Rowan Atkinson's endorsement along the banks of the Blackadder.