Regeneration projects, as arguably misnamed, excite deep and revealing passions. They can bring out the conservative in the progressive and the progressive in the conservative. They also raise difficult questions about how best to help the people of hard-up parts of British towns and cities. Clear answers aren't always easy to come by, as revealed by the debate about a major regeneration up the road from me. I don't pretend to know the background or details of the scheme to redevelop Canongate in the heart of Edinburgh, but I admire the energy of those opposed to it. Read their website and blog. I wonder where the SNP stands on the scheme.