The logic of this assurance was to not provide a distraction to Strathclyde Police at a highly unusual time of worry for the local community.
'Business as usual' - which never stopped for the Trident nuclear weapons system, which presumably remained operational throughout - will resume for those at the camp in a few hours, approximately 28 hours after the assurance was initially given.
A final point of reflection is that a number of people here have spoken of memories of Stirling in 2005. The great thing about history repeating itself is that the second time round the situation is less painful. Relationships though have not surprisingly been put under strain.